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Injured ankle in Tokyo.

Took out a 1 year policy with their highest level of cover.
While in Tokyo, I was carrying some shopping and slipped on some liquid on the subway stairs. I fell down a considerable number of them to the bottom, badly damaging my ankle among other less serious injuries. Due to the injury I could not walk or put weight on the leg for over three weeks. It has taken a year to heal fully.
Itrek paid for my hospital visit, crutches and a business class flight at short notice, so that I could continue my round the world trip with my two friends on to Italy.
They were very helpful and saved me a significant amount of money that I would have had to spend on hospital visits and flight changes due to not being able to bend my leg for a few weeks.
The reason that they deserve so much credit, is because they actually took into account my situation and worked with me to keep me on my trip.
They could have just sent me home to Australia. I guess they may have decided to continue my trip because then I would have claimed all future bookings and a 5k car lease that I could not use, BUT they chose to DO THE RIGHT THING. Find another insurance company that does that went given a choice. It took them half a day to decide, but I GREATLY appreciate their help and will continue to use them and recommend them to anyone who asks.
The on call first aid nurse was also a lovely lady who did her best to help me. Thank you.

Value for Money
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Adult
Insurance TypeSingle Trip
Claim MadeYes
Type of ClaimMedical
Claim Resolution Time<1 week
Claim DateMay 2018
Claim ApprovedYes

delayed flight

When our overseas transport, our flight, was delayed, it meant that we would not arrive on time.
We caught the next flight possible.
this is the response.
first uploaded receipts - they said they did not get them
emailed PDF's and JPG's - they said unable to open them
recompiled with alternate programs - they accepted them
Section 13 Alternate Transport Expenses, states
“We will pay your Reasonable additional travel expenses to reach a wedding, funeral, conference, sporting event or prepaid travel/tour arrangements on time if your scheduled overseas transport is cancelled, delayed, shortened or diverted and that means you would not arrive on time.
Our prepaid travel/tour arrangement was to arrive in Brisbane, prepaid on the 1/9/2018.
they replied
"We appreciate you wanted to return home from your trip on time, however, arriving home is not a planned event"
then
" Pre-booked tour arrangements in this instance refer to tours provided by tour operated by tour companies and guides.
Self guided arrangements are not considered tours."
They constantly quote words that are not in their PDS or refer you sections that mean where you don’t meet the criteria. they try to discourage you off from claiming.

Insurance claim madeYes

I would go elsewhere

I wanted to cancel my trip due to my mother unexpectedly needing major surgery. I trek said it was a pre-existing condition even though the illness came as a complete surprise to my mother and everyone else! Typical insurance company will try everything to avoid a claim!!!

Insurance claim madeNo

Amazing service

The iTrek team were extremely helpful throughout the issues I encountered whilst travelling. Very supportive, patient and happy to help. My positive experience continued when I returned from my trip and lodged my claim online which was paid within two working days. I could not be happier and will definitely purchase travel insurance from iTrek again.

Insurance claim madeYes

Huge disappointment on very small claim

Have used Itrek for 6 years. First claim for repairs to two chipped teeth when I bit down on chicken bone. Repairs cost $80 less $50 excess= $30 claim. Wont pay. Have submitted all paperwork but making excuses. Rip off.

Insurance claim madeYes

Very positive experience

The pioneer policy was the best price for value I could find but when i tried to get it online there were some glitches. However their customer service is great. The lady gave me an extra 15% off because the website was playing up, was very happy with that. After it was all setup I was very relieved. Unfortunately my luggage with all my warm clothes was lost by airline when I went to Canada! The customer service was great again, very helpful and clear. I didn’t end up claiming because I got my bag back after a few days but it was good to know I was covered. While in New York I had my laptop stolen, which was devastating but I was able to make a claim and I got payment very promptly. My only suggestion would be that they make the Claim online form a little better, especially because you can only enter an 8 digit bank account number or less but mine is 9! A quick call fixed that up though, so I have only good to say about iTrek overall.

Insurance claim madeYes

ITrek rip offs

Shocking company to deal with and a total rip off when you have the need to make a claim. They will find any excuse and reason to deny your claim. I travel frequently overseas and tried them for the first time recently but never again. Definitely look elsewhere.

Insurance claim madeYes
1 comment
Hi there, Keeping an open dialogue with our customers is how we improve our service, so thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the outcome of your claim. However, you can choose to have your claim escalated and reviewed by an independent panel if you wish. To organise a review please email your policy details to complaints@1cover.com.au, or you can call our team on 1300 369 883. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly at communications@1cover.com.au. I would be more than happy to discuss our claims process with you and answer any questions you may have. Kind regards, Kieran at 1Cover.

Don't leave home without it!

In comparison with other companies the police is very good value. It couldn't be easier to setup and was all done online. I didn't need any customer support this time but have used it in the past and found it to be excellent.

Insurance claim madeNo

So easy to apply and understand

Never made a claim, touch wood! Always been an easy process to apply and be covered for my trips, even did one at the airport before China and had the details sent straight to my phone. Easy as!

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
Hi Kirsty, Thank you for your continued support and for the confidence that you have placed in us. We appreciate your trust and we'll do our best to continue to give you the kind of service you deserve. Thank you for choosing itrek and for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! Kind regards, Kieran at itrek.

Enjoyed good health. no claim. thanks again.

Also Have gover for December cruise. Royal Caribbean from Syney to Fiji, New Calodonia.
European vacation was excellent had no health issues. No claim needed. Thank you. Great cover for travel insurance. Easy cover and friendly staff.

Insurance claim madeNo

Great quick holiday reassurance

Great value for families, quick and simple to obtain. Always had excellent customer service in the past even when claiming. Will continue to use iTrek insurance for all my trips in the future.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
Hi Elaine, It's always encouraging to hear that we are providing our customers with the exceptional service that they deserve! We hope you had a great time on your trip and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Kieran at itrek.

Not needed!

Easy peasy online, good value, didn't need to make a claim, but wouldn't travel with out insurance. Good to be asked to give feedback on my return. I would recommend iTrek to my friends and family.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
Hi Louise, Glad to hear you found our policies competitive and our service easy to use. Keeping an open dialogue with our customers is how we improve our service, so it's great to hear your feedback! We hope you had a great time on your trip and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Kieran at itrek.

Great no fuss travel insurance

Excellent value for money and very very easy submitting and payment for policy online. Just what our travelling group of five adults required. I would definetly use again and recommended to friends.

Insurance claim madeNo
2 comments
Hi Barb, Glad to hear you found our policies competitive and our service easy to use! We hope you had a great time on your trip and we look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you for choosing itrek and for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! Kind regards, Kieran at 1Cover.Hi Barb, Glad to hear you found our policies competitive and our service easy to use! We hope you had a great time on your trip and we look forward to serving you again in the future! Thank you for choosing itrek and for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! Kind regards, Kieran at 1Cover.

Reassured

I was reassured by having comprehensive insurance while travelling in a developing country. It was easy to apply and pay online. I luckily didn't need to use the company, but I will take out insurance on my next adventure.

Insurance claim madeNo

Great value and customer service

It was very easy to purchase insurance with good customer support and it was the best value for my trip. Unfortunately I had to make a claim, this was a very simple and quick process. The staff on the emergency line were great.

Insurance claim madeYes
1 comment
Hi there, It's a shame to hear that you ran into trouble overseas. I hope everything turned out OK? It's always encouraging to hear that we were able to help a customer in trouble :) We hope you had a great time on your trip and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Kieran at itrek.

Was nice to have a safety net

Policy was good value compared to other sites. I didn't need to use it however appeared to cover all the important things such as helicopter evacuation if required. Thank you.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
Hi Mark, Glad you found our policies competitive and our service easy to use. Thanks for choosing itrek and for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! We hope you had a great time on your trip and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Kieran at itrek.

Would recommend.

Cant comment about ease of making a claim as I didn't have too, but when purchasing found it was extremely simple ..not to mention cost competitive. Have already recommended it to friends who are thinking about riding larger motorbikes overseas

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
Hi Tony, Glad you found our policies competitive and our service easy to use. It's great to hear our policies suited your needs! We hope you had a great time on your trip and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Kieran at itrek.

Simple and cost effective.

Insurance required for 7 day cruise to New Caledonia. Most competitive quote for amount of cover. Easy, user friendly process to set up policy online. Didn't have to claim so unsure of that element of customer service.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
Hi Bec, I'm glad you found our policies competitive and our service easy to use. Thanks for choosing itrek and for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! We hope you had a great time on your trip and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Kieran at 1Cover.

No problems

I chose what seemed to be the most cost effective policy. Fortunately there was no need to test how cost effective it was as no claim was necessary, so hard to comment further

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
Hi Roger, Glad you found our policies competitive and cost effective. Thanks for choosing itrek and for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! We hope you had a great time on your trip and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Kieran at itrek.

Never travel without insurance

Great value. Easy selections via the website. All information given on what each individual policy has to offer. Policy emailed within 24 hours of purchase. When need just showed policy and no questions asked.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
Hi Christeen, Glad you found our policies competitive and our service easy to use.Thanks for choosing itrek and for taking the time to leave us a review, we really appreciate it! Kind regards, Kieran at itrek.

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Questions & Answers

I will be trekking to Everest Base Camp with a tour group. If I add the trekking pack to my policy will I be covered if I need to be flown out due to illness or accident. Do I also need to add the snow sports pack, will only be walking. Thank you Kath Roberts
No answers

Can I buy a travel insurance with this company if my country of residence is Colombia?
1 answer
Hi Daniela, Unfortunately, iTrek do not have a policy that would appear to suit your insurance needs, as it is an Australian based company. However, our sister company 1Cover Travel Insurance offers an 'Already Overseas' policy. Please note, that to qualify for this policy you must be an Australian permanent resident or citizen and your trip must end in Australia, not Colombia. I hope that answers your question? Kind regards, Kieran at iTrek.

I am a UK citizen who has been leaving in Australia for the best year. I need insurance for travelling home. On the way back i will be in Malaysia for 10 days and in Nepal for three weeks. Who would i best insuring myself with that cover trekking but also cover a non-Australian resident?
1 answer
Hi Aaron, Unfortunately we can only provide travel insurance to residents or citizens of Australia when they are travelling overseas. Kind regards, Kieran at itrek.

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