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Travel Insurance Reviews AIG Travel Travel Guard Basic

The Travel Guard Basic plan is the most economical of the four comprehensive trip cost protection plans offered by AIG Travel and may be ideal for travelers on a tight budget who want coverage in the event they have to cancel or interrupt their trip. Other coverages include Travel Delay, Medical, and Emergency Medical Evacuation. Options include Accidental Death (Flight) and Rental Car Collision. 24-hour Assistance is included. Leave your Travel Guard insurance review below.

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Customers who have visited French Polynesia rated the AIG Travel Travel Guard Basic plan
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Since we didn't have any reason to file a claim, we can't comment on how well it would have worked. But the price was the best we could find, and we felt more secure knowing that we had a policy.
James G. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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We did not encounter any problems on our trip, but having the policy gave us piece of mind in cause something did happen.
Laura G. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Well . . . since insurance is basically defined as the insurance company betting that I won't have a problem, and me betting that I will . . . I paid a reasonable amount for what I considered to be a good product that covered what I would need in case there were any issues.
Michael F. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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I recently took a luxury trip to Tahiti. The policy cost me just over $1,400. The trip was interrupted and delayed by a aircraft maintenance issue. The missed flight resulted in a cost of over $5,000 for alternative transportation, and a missed night up at the Four Season's ($2,000). AIG Travel Insurance does not cover aircraft maintenance issues, and would only cover $100 of the night which cost me $2,000. AIG Travel Insurance won't pay your claim. Don't use them. Very unhappy with their poor insurance service and their policy is a joke. Don't waste your money on these expensive policies, since they'll find a way not to pay you on a claim. Also keep in mind for luxury travel, most of these travel insurance agencies will first make your homeowners policies to pay first, and they are the secondary. In this case, they just would not pay for the trip interruption and delay. Buyer beware, don't buy policies from AIG Travel Insurance.
Gregory G. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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    Thank you for providing a review to assist your fellow travelers. As you indicated, AIG Travel Guard, per the Terms and Conditions of the policy, was only able to pay 100 USD since there was no coverage for mechanical breakdown in the Basic plan for Trip Interruption and limited coverage under Travel Delay. It is never pleasing to hear that only a portion of your claim has been paid, but it does gives us the opportunity to impress on your fellow travelers that they should review the terms of the plan prior to purchase or within the policy review period. Please click on "View Certificate" in your quote to read all the terms and conditions or call Customer Care at (800) 487-4722 to review the plans.
    Apr 28,2017
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      I spoke to the director of claims today at AIG Travel Insurance. She said that AIG pays out over 90 percent of the claims. When I asked her what percentage of the claim request amount was paid, she refused to answer. In other words, I paid 50 for a luxury trip I wanted insured, and only got 0. She considers this a paid claim. How many claims are underpaid ? When I asked her why a aircraft maintenance issue wasn't covered, she said weather was covered. When I mentioned all the other factors which delay or cancel flights, she said those would not be covered. So if you're late on a flight from air traffic control delay, or any other delay, that is not weather related, you are out of luck. I also ask her how many claims were made, in terms of policies sold. Again, she refused to answer. I left the conversation even more confused than before. What is travel insurance for, if they're not going to cover a trip delay, interruption, or cancellation ? Read your policy carefully before purchasing. Once again, your homeowners or medical insurance is the primary (you may already be covered), and any travel insurance you purchase, will be secondary insurance. And guess what, they make you document that, so your chances of getting paid your requested claim, are virtually nil.
      May 01,2017
      • GregG
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        - travel delay - statistics show around 24 percent of flights are canceled or delayed per month. only .7 percent due to weather.

        - satisfaction guaranteed - but only within 15 day period after purchase (not after you have been denied claims or underpaid claims). I requested a refund on my policy, which was promptly denied, since my 15 day Looking Period had expired, even before my trip was completed. So, in other words, your satisfaction is not guaranteed, because your Looking Period will have expired even before you file a claim.
        May 02,2017
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