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Travel Insurance Recommendations

Postby Jabbey » Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:06 pm

Hi, I'm planning on travelling within Asia with my partner next month and need some advice on which travel insurance to purchase. There are so many companies offering travel insurance out there and I would like one with decent coverage and cheap price. Can anyone recommendation me one? Thanks.

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Re: Travel Insurance Recommendations

Postby the lynx » Tue, 07 Aug 2012 8:47 am

Jabbey wrote:Hi, I'm planning on travelling within Asia with my partner next month and need some advice on which travel insurance to purchase. There are so many companies offering travel insurance out there and I would like one with decent coverage and cheap price. Can anyone recommendation me one? Thanks.


Where are you currently? I assume that you're in Singapore.

If you hold Standard Charted credit card, you can have a very good travel insurance by ACE insurance called Got-It-Covered for only $88 instead of $150 I think.

I'm currently using that and it has saved my ass many times when budget airlines within Asia screw me up time to time.

You can google that to read further on the coverage.

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Postby Jabbey » Tue, 07 Aug 2012 10:15 pm

Thanks for your recommendation :). I'm currently in Singapore.

I don't hold a Standard Chartered credit card, but I hold Citibank's card and their travel policy seems underwritten by ACE also. I'm comparing their coverage & prices with the rest of the travel insurance companies.

I've heard about travel insurances from NTUC being popular, but how about travel insurance from AXA, Chartis or Aviva? Any advice/experiences with them? Or should I be looking at other travel insurance policies? Am thinking of buying it online to save time.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 08 Aug 2012 9:01 am

You could spend days comparing coverages against prices between all the various Insurance companies and you will no doubt find out that they are all virtually the same. Yes certain coverage limits and conditions will vary between Insurers but the bottom line they are the same. What is far more important is the claims experience of each Insurer.

I would recommend you buy your travel insurance through the likes of Citibank, SCB, Amex as it works out cheaper than going direct through the Insurer.


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