Praise for GIO
In the recent storm two sky lights were cracked by hail as big as golf balls. This caused water to come into our house through the roof. This happened in the late afternoon early evening. GIO sent their maintenance team in a timely manner, helped us to contain the water coming into the house, checked what was required to temporarily seal the two holes and returned the next day to cover them.
The same morning I paid the excess for my claim. Once the company's maintenance person checked for any further damage and sent his report to GIO I got a ...phone call from a GIO representative telling me that excess I paid was not needed and was going to be returned to my account as I did not have to pay excess for glass breakage. All this happened with a few days and considering that there were a lot of houses that were damaged, GIO acted very quickly. I am writing this review because often we tend to write reviews when companies appear to be unfair to us or they do not do their job well enough as far as we are concerned. I must admit I tend to do that. But to be fair to service providers we should also take the time to compliment them when they go out of their way to provide excellent service. Thank you GIO.
Super easy claim
Just had a super easy claim experience for personal electronics which I appreciated . Lodged Wednesday and received a call on Thursday. No hassles with the claim (noting I had already provided the required evidence) and staff member was very friendly and helpful.
FIGHT FOR FAIRNESS!!!
On the morning of Friday 25 September 2020, I went out into my back yard for an unrelated matter and noticed that my 6 year old pool filtration pump which is on a timer was not operating as it should have been. A pool technician advised the motor had burnt out so I lodged a claim with GIO and paid the $100 excess. A GIO operator asked me when the motor burnt out. I replied I did not know as I only discovered it by chance. I stated that the pump may have burnt out several days or even up to a week ago. Later that day, the same GIO operator calle...d me and advised that on 25 September 2020 there was a lightning event in our area which was most likely the cause of the motor burnout and my excess was now $600 as per my policy. I protested that this was grossly unfair because it is impossible to identify exactly what day the pump stopped working which could have been as much as a week ago. The GIO operator persisted that the lightening event was the cause of the motor burnout and removed the additional $500 excess from my payout. I was outraged by this. I could have first called the Australian Bureau of Meteorology to discover on what dates (if any) there was a lightning event in my area and lodged my claim identifying a different date but I didn't because I am **NOT** dishonest. I later lodged a complaint with GIO regarding the unfair determination of my claim. The complaints operator agreed that as the actual date of the motor burnout could not be positively established, then only the $100 excess should have been deducted. She apologised for the initial determination of my claim and the inconvenience caused, and reimbursed the $500 excess. Until this incident GIO had always been fantastic in my dealings with them and thanks to the wonderfully understanding complaints operator, I am still with the company after 43 years.
Have had no trouble at all
I have been with gio with a very bad car accident we had and I thought they were great and have just had a claim with flooring and again they were great have had no problems at all
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28 years of cover
We have had our house and contents insured with GIO for about 25 years and have had several claims all have been resolved in a reasonable time frame and to our satisfaction with minimum fuss. Workmanship has been very good on most occasions. Policy price has certainly increased over the years but isn't excessive.
Superior service in every way
We have two tenanted properties insured by GIO in Castle Hill. Major storm damage in December 2018. One house almost fully destroyed with a tree smashing through 2 floors., The other one roof collapsed under a tree taking out a bedroom and bathroom.
GIO stepped in Immediately, made the place safe and organised quotes and builders. I did not have to worry about anything at all since then. The first house is now up and released. the second one they are still working on due to the size of the damage. Superior builders and excellent communications...
GIO claim service was friendly, proactive and helpful.
Our home was significantly damaged after the Berowra Heights 20/12/2018 hail storm.
GIO was friendly, proactive and helpful - During the claim process.
The face to face presentation organised by Suncorp, for hail damage affected customers, was excellent.
I have spoken to a number of Berowra residents affected by the hail storm. The Suncorp customers I have spoken with seem happy. There are a number of non Suncorp customers, quite unhappy.
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I would be very interested to hear from somebody at GIO about their reviews here and what I consider a very poor rating of 2 stars from 122 reviews . Does this even concern anybody at GIO ? It concerns me to think my family has been paying thousands of dollars every year for the last 45 years for what seems to be second rate insurance . Very disturbing for a staunch loyal 45 year customer .
I have just had contents ins claim and had no trouble they were very easy to deal with and have settled claim with no trouble at all
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