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TID Travel Insurance Direct - The Works (Comprehensive Overseas Insurance)

TID Travel Insurance Direct - The Works (Comprehensive Overseas Insurance)

4.1 from 105 reviews

Reviews

Review distribution

5 star
72
4 star
10
3 star
0
2 star
5
1 star
18

Excellent service

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Wife & I chose TID for our recent trip to South Korea being cheaper than previous policies with Medibank. More importantly for the service they provided our daughter earlier in year who had TID and needed to claim following skiing accident (ruputured ACL) in Japan. TID were excellent at responding in getting medical support, organising her repatriation to Australia paying all costs, business class flight home, medical expenses in Japan and reimbursement of travel & accommodation of used later holiday all the while keeping us in the loop.

Value for Money
Transparency
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Senior
DestinationEast Asia (e.g. China, Japan, South Korea)
Insurance TypeSingle Trip
Claim MadeNo
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Selena

SelenaSydney, NSW

  • 2 reviews

Helpful staff and comprehensive cover for all your travel items

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I feel that my insurance is slightly higher than average however the service and the additional item it had covered worth the price. I have not yet lodged a claim however this is the number one choice for whenever I need to buy a travel insurance.

Value for Money
Transparency
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Adult
DestinationNorth America (inc. Hawaii)
Insurance TypeSingle Trip
Claim MadeNo
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Robyn

RobynFar North Queensland, QLD

  • 3 reviews

Worse travel insurance company to use

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TID are happy to take on a policy year after year and when I actually put a claim in for smashed suitcases and missing jewellery, they suggest it is my fault and do not reimburse.
the whole process of lodging a claim is almost impossible. when receipts and invoices are finally uploaded to the computer or copied on the smart phone, there program does not allow the upload ( even though it does not exceed file limit), so a followup email is needed. the whole lodging a claim took me a good part of the day, which many phone calls to TID, where you were kept on the phone waiting for up to an hour.
A useless business.

DestinationNorth America (inc. Hawaii)
Claim MadeYes
Type of ClaimLost/Stolen Property and Other
Claim ApprovedNo
2 comments
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Hi Robyn, sorry to hear of your poor experience with us. So I can look into it for you could you kindly provide me with your policy number? ash@tid.com.au Ash, TID Customer Experience Manager

Robyn
Robyn

Why bother ?, you are still sending emails ( one today) asking that I get a repair quote on a smashed suitcase .

Jess

JessGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

  • 2 reviews

Awful do not use

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Absolutely awful experience. I’ve been waiting more than 20 days for an outcome of my claim.
Average response to emails is 10 days for 1 reply. More than 30 minutes on hold waiting to speak to an operator.

I’m disgusted.

My flight was cancelled for a week trip and because I could not on a flight for 4. Days later I asked Jetstar for a refund and now travel insurance direct are refusing to pay my missed hotel accommodation saying I could have stayed there 3 days. Absolutely a joke!!!!’

Do not use

Value for Money
Transparency
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Adult
DestinationSouth-East Asia (e.g. Bali, Vietnam, Thailand)
Insurance TypeSingle Trip
Claim MadeYes
Type of ClaimTravel Delays/Cancellations
Claim Resolution Time1-2 months
Claim DateJuly 2019
Claim ApprovedNo
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6 comments
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct
Jess
Jess

Ash is this your correct email address? It says it can’t be sent to this email address????

Jess
Jess

  • Verified customer

I am in the UK and have been trying to contact them for 5 days by phone leaving msgs and callback

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Value for Money
Transparency
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Senior
DestinationEurope, North America (inc. Hawaii) and South-East Asia (e.g. Bali, Vietnam, Thailand)
Insurance TypeSingle Trip
Claim MadeNo
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3 comments
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct
paul harrison
paul harrison
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Hi Paul, sorry about that - I've just had another look through my inbox and still couldn’t find your email. If you could kindly resend or just provide me with your policy number via message. Ash


Zac

ZacPerth

  • 8 reviews
  • 6 likes

Just awful to deal with

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Value for Money
Transparency
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Adult
DestinationEurope
Insurance TypeMulti-Trip
Claim MadeYes
Type of ClaimMedical
Claim Resolution Time3+ months
Claim DateMay 2019
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2 comments
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct
Zac
Zac

Well I did that 6 days ago and didn't get a response. I guess everything is a minimum of 10 days with TID?


Anna02

Anna02Melbourne

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Very slow in communication and processing your request

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Value for Money
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Adult and Child
Insurance TypeSingle Trip
Claim MadeYes
Type of ClaimMedical
Claim Resolution Time1-2 months
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4 comments
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct
Anna02
Anna02
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

David

DavidGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Why even have travel insurance?

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Value for Money
Transparency
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Adult
DestinationEurope
Insurance TypeSingle Trip
Claim MadeYes
Type of ClaimTravel Delays/Cancellations
Claim DateJuly 2019
Claim ApprovedNo
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2 comments
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Hi David, sorry to learn of your disappointing claims experience. Can you please provide me with your claim number so I can look into it for you and if need have your claim reviewed ash@tid.com.au Ash, TID Customer Experience Manager

David
David
mmayo

mmayoGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

  • 3 reviews
  • 4 likes
  • Verified customer

Customer service and claims let this company down, look elsewhere for better!

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Value for Money
Transparency
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Adult
DestinationAfrica
Insurance TypeSingle Trip
Claim MadeYes
Type of ClaimLost/Stolen Property and Medical
Claim Resolution Time1-2 months
Claim DateJuly 2019
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3 comments
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct
mmayo
mmayo

Thankyou Ash. I have just sent an email to the above email address with my claim number. I hope this matter can be resolved as soon as possible.

mmayo
mmayo
Director

DirectorBrisbane

  • 16 reviews
  • 20 likes
  • Verified customer

They passed the test.

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Value for Money
Transparency
Customer Service
Insurance Cover For:Adult
DestinationSouth-East Asia (e.g. Bali, Vietnam, Thailand)
Insurance TypeSingle Trip
Claim MadeYes
Type of ClaimMedical
Claim Resolution Time2-4 weeks
Claim DateJune 2019
Claim ApprovedYes
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1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Troy

TroySydney, NSW

  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes
  • Verified customer

Great Price and inclusions

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We have been using TID for approx 8 yrs. We have made one claim with them due to unrest in Syria in 2011. The claim was approved and paid out immediately. You can't go past this company for your travel insurance.

Insurance claim madeYes
1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Tracey

TraceyOakleigh

  • Verified customer

Would not ever use again

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Insurance claim madeYes
2 comments
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct
Tracey
Tracey

David

DavidBrisbane

  • Verified customer

Different quotes offered

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2nd time using TID and was surprised when I was offered different levels of discount when I sought quotes - one with a link online and then later (after purchasing) a cheaper rate was offered via email. Disappointed and will probably look elsewhere next time.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

  • Verified customer

Insurance for travel to Hawaii

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Only used this company once and as we had no claims it's hard to judge. However you were recommended by someone else who had changed to you even though they could get insurance through their workplace.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct
finicky

finicky

  • 2 reviews

Reliable

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Multiple times as it continues to be easy to use, competitive and when I have claimed has been hassle free.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Hi Finicky,
Thanks for taking the time to share that feedback with us. We look forward to hearing from you when you are ready for that next adventure.
Ash, Customer Experience Manager
www.tid.com.au

  • Verified customer

No Dramas!

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I have used TID several times when travelling overseas and it is so easy to arrange. I have not yet had to make a claim but I expect it to be as streamlined as TID's other processes.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Hi Claire,
We try to make the whole process as easy as possible so its great to hear feedback like that. Thanks for taking the time to share that feedback with us.
Ash, Customer Experience Manager
www.tid.com.au


  • Verified customer

Good TID call centre service

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Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

  • Verified customer

Awesome. Provided everything that was needed to be covered.

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This was the first time using TID.. TID provided everything that was required to have the piece of mind travelling overseas even tho I didn’t need to make a claim.

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Hi Gleeso,
It's wonderful to hear we were able to provide you with that sense of reassurance during your travels, thanks for choosing TID!
Ash, Customer Experience Manager
www.tid.com.au


  • Verified customer

Dissatisfied Client

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Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Hi Richard,
Thank for that feedback about our pricing. We are always looking at ways to improve our customer experience so I have now passed you feedback onto our Product team.
Ash, Customer Experience Manager
www.tid.com.au


Jammos

Jammos

  • 2 reviews
  • Verified customer

Easy

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First time
Easy to get it all set up
Happy with it all didn’t have to make any claims but peace of mind knowing it was there if needed to

Insurance claim madeNo
1 comment
TID Travel Insurance Direct
Ash Z.TID Travel Insurance Direct

Hi Jammos,
Thanks for the review, I'm delighted to hear we've been able to provide you with that peace of mind.
Ash, Customer Experience Manager
www.tid.com.au


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Details

CategoryTravel Insurance
Contact Number 1300 843 843
24-Hour Phone Contact No
Online Live Chat No
UnderwriterXL Insurance Company SE
Maximum Age Covered 81 years old
Medical Coverage
Overseas Emergency Assistance Unlimited
Accidental Death$25,000
Emergency Dental$500
Pregnancy (max weeks) 26 weeks
Resumption of Journey $3,000
Hospital Cash Allowance$50 per day, up to $6,000
Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital ExpensesUnlimited
Loss of Income$9,000 (maximum $1,500 per month)
Permanent Disability$12,500
Luggage & Personal Effects
Theft of Cash $250
Delayed Luggage $250 after 12 hours
Credit Card Fraud$2,000 (combined with Travel Documents cover)
Travel Documents / Passport $2,000 (combined with Credit Card cover)
Maximum Single Item Limit $4000 (electronic devices), $700 (individual items)
Luggage & Personal Effects $12,000
Ancillary
Personal Liability $2,500,000
Rental Vehicle Excess $12,000
Motorbike / Moped Coverage Included (engine size dependent on rider's licence)
Domestic Pet Care Not Included
Special Activities Packages
GolfIncluded
CruiseIncluded
Adventure Included
Snow / SkiOptional Extra
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