I've just purchased a Third Party Cover and discover a salty surprise. They didn't mention on the website or Product Disclosure Statement about an excess amount. If they using this dodgy trick to get a customer I don't know what to expect from them.
I hope it will help someone:
Third Party Property Damage Cover Cover Limit Excess $20,000,000.00 Excess $1,000.00
Third Party Bodily Injury Cover Limit Excess $20,000,000.00 Excess $1,000.00
Bike Damage by Uninsured driver Cover Limit Excess $2,000.00 Excess $250.00
If you ever need to claim, they'll make you feel like everything is your fault.
When I opened my policy, I just filled in the forms on the website and that's it, never heard from them again. Never sent me my policy or anything. A month later they messaged me telling me that they were still waiting for my proof of ownership to which I responded that I had no idea I had to provide it! (because they never told me anything til then!).
That was it, never heard from them again. But the money was coming out of my account every month, so I assumed that was it, I was covered. (This was my first insurance ever so I didn't know bet...
Terrible terrible and hopeless service
We had the worst experience with velosure and our claim following the accident of our son (19) who broke his neck overseas. We never managed to speak with the same staff, all based in Philippines and Indonesia asking us forever for the same paperwork. Velosure asked us to contact the accommodation and other shops ourselves to try to retrieve his passport, belonging and bikes as velosure could not get in touch with them. They even suggested for my husband (who flew overseas to be with our son) to drive 500km one way + 500 km back to get his gea...r while our son was still hospitalized!! They had no idea of the distances between towns - did not even check, it is so easy these days!! They ended up asking the accommodation and other people keeping our son's gear to cover the freight costs themselves in order to send his belongings to the hospital!! and get reimbursed afterwards. You wonder what would have happen if they would have refused! They 'accidentally' credited us half of the money we were owned because you have to pay for all expenses and then you get reimbursed. The frustration having to deal with them added to the stress we already had with our son being hospitalised for three weeks. We had great experience with other insurance providers in the past, and will never deal with velosure again!!!
They will allege you are committing insurance fraud.
Horrible experience making a claim. Stay away if you want a worry free experience if your bike ever gets stolen. Their "private investigator" repeatedly alleged I was committing fraud by making a claim. They eventually replaced the bicycle 2 months later, after an intrusive and insulting investigation.
I have had a policy with Velosure for a couple of year. I recently had an accident with my bike and had to make a claim. The staff at Velosure was extremely helpful and understanding. I could not believe their in depth knowledge of bikes and cycling. My claim was pretty straight forward but I was back on a repaired bike in less than a week.
Serivce and cycling knowledge
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