Free is great but don’t assume it is comprehensive for your needs or adequate.
We all love to travel and see different countries, but sometimes forget to look at insuring you and your family with suitable Travel Insurance. Travel Insurance was created to cover and assist you in foreign countries when it comes to medical expenses or even flight cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.
Credit cards in South Africa generally provide limited travel insurance cover, specifically for medical-related expenses and accidents. However, this is insufficient when you consider the high cost of medical treatment overseas.
Travellers should investigate how much cover their credit card provides and whether they need additional cover.
Select a comprehensive policy if any travellers:
- require higher medical cover
- want cover for flight cancellations
- want cover for lost luggage
- require cover for pre-existing medical conditions
Example of Claims:
Next stop…Europe. The trip you have been planning and dreaming of is finally is here. You spend your time eating croissants in France, pizza in Italy and shopping the latest fashions in Milan. Upon your return you stand at the baggage carousal patiently watching everyone gather there belongings…only to find you are the last persons standing. Your bag has been lost in transit.
Our Travel insurance covers your baggage for theft and loss, as well as those cheesy souvenirs and fridge magnets.
Holiday time is fun time. Skiing suddenly turns into a nightmare of bruises and broken bones. A helicopter swoops down to whisk you to safety and to the nearest hospital.
Your costs for medical emergencies are covered.
You forget your prescription heart medication at home while you are in Holland – what now???
You call the emergency help line, they contact your doctor at home, obtain a prescription get the prescription filled in the country you are in, delivered to your hotel … all before you have missed a dose!
You are on an important business trip, this could make your career. You collect your luggage and notice that the zip has been broken. You open up your bag and, horror of horrors, your trade samples have been stolen from your luggage.