InsureandGo dominates the CANSTAR awards winning both the top travel insurance accolades

InsureandGo receives:

  • 'Outstanding Value for International Travel Insurance'
  • 'Outstanding Value for Domestic Travel Insurance'

Sydney, 04 September 2014 – Online travel insurance provider, InsureandGo has cemented its position as one of Australia’s leading travel insurance providers, achieving the two top accolades in independent reviewer, CANSTAR’s annual travel Insurance report.

InsureandGo has beaten some of the country’s largest insurance providers to achieve the highly coveted ‘Outstanding Value in the International Travel Insurance Award’ as well as winning the ‘Outstanding Value in the Domestic Travel Award’, for the second year running.

InsureandGo was announced as one of the national winners in both of the top categories in CANSTAR’s comparison of 65 travel insurance brands and 208 domestic and international policies in Australia. The outstanding value awards are presented to the insurers that provide a mix of competitive premiums and impressive benefits across a range of travel destinations and coverable events.

InsureandGo General Manager, Sebastian Kaisin said that InsureandGo Australia was delighted to have been recognised as national leaders.

“When we entered the Australian marketplace in 2010 our objective was to provide Australian travelers with travel insurance cover that was both comprehensive and affordable,” Mr Kaisin said.

“In the short time that we have been operating within Australia, we have achieved three CANSTAR awards which is a significant validation of InsureandGo’s strong offering.

“Being backed by one of the world’s largest insurance company’s guarantees that our policies are exceptionally comprehensive whereas operating predominantly in the online space provides us with a cost advantage, allowing us to pass significant savings on to our customers. We feel it is this winning combination that sets us aside from our competitors and has enabled us to reach the top of the CANSTAR award charts for another year.”

The CANSTAR Travel Insurance Star Ratings report provides an impartial and transparent analysis of insurance products where CANSTAR’s expert team collect, analyse and research hundreds of policies to determine the best products in each category.

Policies are judged against three common traveller profiles: a single person, a couple (based on two adults who travel together); and a family consisting of two adults and their two children.

CANSTAR, Research Manager, Mitchell Watson congratulated InsureandGo on the outstanding achievement of winning both of this year’s top accolades – the CANSTAR Outstanding Value Domestic Travel Insurance Award and the CANSTAR Outstanding Value International Travel Insurance Award.

“It really is an impressive achievement to win both of the CANSTAR Outstanding Value Awards in a single year. InsureandGo were successful across both top categories thanks to their mix of competitive premium and impressive features.” Mr Watson said.

“A new entrant into the report last year, InsureandGo stormed up the charts to be a 2013 Outstanding Value Travel Insurance Award winner and has strengthened its position this year by repeating its domestic success for a second year running as well as taking the top international spot.”

“Our star ratings system is designed to help consumers increase their chances of finding the right product.”

In reference to InsureandGo’s international travel insurance policies, CANSTAR reported:

InsureandGo has put together a winning combination of price and features in CANSTAR’s international travel insurance ratings. In addition to price, some features of note in InsureandGo’s ‘Gold’ product include:

  • Pregnancy cover up to 32 weeks. For many international travel insurance policies, coverage for those who are pregnant ceases at around the 20-week mark. Coverage for up to 32 weeks is a standout feature.
  • InsureandGo also offers unlimited medical and unlimited cancellation fees and loss of deposit.
  • Collapse of airline. A differentiating feature of InsureandGo is the provision of some coverage for scheduled airline failure. Subject to some conditions, the policy will pay for a one-way airfare home if your original airline becomes insolvent.

“We would encourage you to add five star products to your shopping list when it comes time to purchase travel insurance,” Mr Watson added.

Each travel insurance product reviewed for the CANSTAR Travel Insurance Star Ratings Report is awarded points for its comparative pricing and for the array of positive features attached to the product. These points make up an overall value, which is then converted into a number of stars.

“We know that price is one of the strongest drivers for consumers when it comes to choosing a travel insurance policy so we are very happy that CANSTAR has identified both our international and domestic cover as providing outstanding value to Australian travelers.

“This is further reinforcement of our company’s ambitions, to be Australia’s leading and best value online travel insurance provider,” Mr. Kaisin said.