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Travel Insurance Reviews AXA Assistance USA Gold

The AXA Assistance USA Gold plan offers travel insurance, travel assistance, and concierge benefits. It provides coverage for a variety of concerns, such as changes during your travel due to inclement weather, bankruptcy of a travel supplier, and much more.

Customers rated the AXA Assistance USA Gold plan
4.50 out of 5
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I purchased a plan from AXA Assistance to cover everything, cancel for any reason, terrorism, medical reasons, etc. I was unable to go on my trip due to medical reasons, so I filed a claim. I had my physician fill out their form, and I faxed in the paperwork immediately with all the other requested information. They sent me an email saying they received my fax and to wait 30 days before expecting a response. Really? I waited 30 days, called and spoke with a representative that was very contrite, and told me I would hear from someone soon. Another week went by, so I called back and was told again that someone would reach out to me. The next day I received an email from a claims adjuster that my medical form was not correct. The physician said I was unable to travel from the time of my clinic appointment to the present day, which was the case. So I had to call again and ask why that was not correct. Again, the representative was very polite. At this point I was very angry. I asked what I was supposed to have the physician state on the form? I was told that there can't be an open date. Several times on these calls I pointed out that I purchased a policy that covered "cancellation for any reason" so I didn't understand why this was taking so long as I had a valid reason. I accused them of dragging their feet so that they wouldn't have to pay the claim. Twice I had representatives ask me if I changing my claim filing under "cancellation for any reason." I was reluctant to start the process over as much time had already passed.
I sent in the correct form from my physician with a finite date, that ended when the tour ended. Apparently that is their policy, but no one informed me before. Why didn't the claims adjuster just state their policy? And why do they need a finite date for medical reasons? I faxed in the updated forms with a letter that stated I was going to notify the state insurance commission, as well as post negative reviews on every social media site I was able. I received a confirmation the next day via email that my claim was approved. They sent me a check, but it took at least two weeks.
I would NOT recommend this company. As I stated, I really felt as though I was given the run around so as to delay or avoid payment of my claim.
Lise T. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Melissa J.
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    Thank you for your feedback on the policy. We are sorry that you were dissatisfied with your claim experience. We are pleased that you ultimately received reimbursement of your loss. We do want you and your fellow customers to be aware that InsureMyTrip offers a Customer Advocate Program. Customer Advocates are representatives assigned to assist customers who experience issues after filing a claim. Requesting a Customer Advocate is as simple as calling 800-487-4722 or emailing [email protected], explaining the events which resulted in a claim, and the challenges you are facing.
    Mar 01,2018
The trip included a
tour
AXA Assistance USA Gold
Bought the insurance in good faith including car rental coverage. Claim was denied even though completely legitimate documentation was provided.

Then my InsureMyTrip advocate intervened. They enabled more dialog with the insurance carrier and eventually the claim was processed fairly. Two thumbs up for InsureMyTrip.
William H. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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My Husband was happy that I had this plan so he did not have to worry while I was away skiing.
Mavis C. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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It was bad enough to have a 24+ hour delay and a lost day in Brussels to only have the insurance company ask for unreasonable items to verify our trip cancellations. Beware that if you miss a ticketed activity, they want official cancellation documents from the companies. Apparently, showing missed flights and missed hotel nights was not enough to convince them that we also missed the activities. We even had to pay for two hotel rooms on one night in order to prevent our entire reservation in Brussels from being cancelled. We were not able to get reimbursement for that That does not work when you don't even get a chance to visit the city and the tickets were through companies that does not advertise email address for which to get cancellation documentation. Needless to say, this was a waste of money and we are COMPLETELY dissatisfied with their service. Never again! We ended up paying an extra 25% of our total trip cost only to be shunned by this insurance carrier.
Mark B. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Carol
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    Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review. It is never pleasant to hear that your claim was denied. However, it is a standard requirement of AXA Assistance USA, as well as all other travel insurance providers, that the traveler submit copies of invoices, reservations and/or receipts along with the common carrier and any other travel providers' cancellation confirmation.

    If you do find that you can secure the requested documents for your claim, would you please call Customer Care at (800) 487-4722 to request an Anytime Advocate so we can assist you in disputing your claim.
    Feb 14,2018
  • Seth Hancock
    AXA Assistance USA
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    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your experience. We are sorry that you experienced travel issues that caused you travel delays and additional issues while traveling.

    At AXA, we do require that proof of loss must be provided in order to process a claim and understand that sometimes it can be an inconvenience to obtain that information. We have customer service members available to assist during the claims process when ever any issues may arise. We regret that you did not approve of our claims handling process but will use your feedback to consider how we can improve the claims process moving forward.
    Feb 15,2018
The trip included a
cruise
AXA Assistance USA Gold
Had to cancel entire trip (luxury cruise) prior to final payment due to medical condition. No problems getting refund from AXA and customer service was good.
Thomas D. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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I liked the ease of securing insurance for a trip and will use you again.
Barbara Ann K. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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AXA was VERY slow in responding to the medical claim I submitted. Fortunately, David from Insure My Trip advocated for me with AXA and finally got the claim settled and my reimbursement check issued. I don't believe I'd have ever gotten the reimbursement without the help of Insure My Trip customer care.
Theresa D. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Melissa J.
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    Thank you for your feedback on the policy. We are pleased to hear that your claim was paid. Thank you for allowing InsureMyTrip to advocate on your behalf. We look forward to assisting you in the future.
    Feb 05,2018
The trip included a
tour
AXA Assistance USA Gold
This trip had to be cancelled for medical reasons. A refund of the forfIeted deposit was requested from AXA on Oct.10. We were told we would hear back in 30 days. I called AXA after 40 days to check the status and a couple of days later I was told they needed more information. I provided the additional information and was told by an AXA representative it was sufficient. When I called back in a couple of weeks, I was told that still more information was needed. I provided this but did not receive a confirmation of receipt. When I called they told me they had no record of my claim. I sent the same info a second time but still no confirmation. So I called yet again and within the week I had 2 confirmations of receipts. Then miracle of miracles I received a letter that my refund had been approved. Two weeks later, I got two checks in the mail - one for each traveler although they are made out to the same person. But, the names aren’t the problem it’s the amount. The checks were for $300 less than we had been approved. I just got off the phone and they said it was a typo and they will attempt to expedite the new check. What should have been a simple refund process has been a major headache.
Although our flights were also insured, I decided to handle those myself. I had a dull refund within 4 days.
William M. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Carol
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    Thank you very much for your detailed review. We are very sorry to hear that you encountered problems in the claim process which delayed your refund. We have brought your review to the attention of AXA Assistance USA who appreciates all feedback and will take your comments into consideration so as to improve their claims process.
    Jan 30,2018
  • Seth Hancock
    AXA Assistance USA
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    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry you were unable to enjoy your trip. We regret that there was a delay in the processing of your claim and an error on the checks once it was processed. As Carol said previously, we will utilize this feedback as a way to continue improving our claims process.
    Jan 31,2018
The trip included a
tour
AXA Assistance USA Gold
I don't know how good it is because, thank goodness, I didn't have to use it! I do think I would have been happier if I had been notified before purchase what system or company the insurance company had contracted with in Morocco and where in the country I could expect to find assistance.
Nancy H. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Total failure by insuremytrip. My mother passed away four days before our trip. I was led to believe by the person I called I have full coverage to change the airline tickets. Since we bought tickets so early, and now having to change a flight from New York to Italy within a week the increased costs were over $4800, but again they said we are covered. So we scheduled my moms funeral promptly an delayed our departure by two days. Heart broken and sad over the loss of my mother we left for our trip at least feeling better believing the almost $5000 would be covered. I made all the proper notifications and filed a claim. They DENIED the claim and sent us a check for $200! They claimed the delay was not covered beyond $200. I appealed it only to be denied again...they said they would have reimbursed all of our money if we canceled, but since we were able to salvage our trip we are out over $4600 in additional costs! They have no heart and could care less about the customer...they promptly took our money but in true insurance company fashion denied our claim. It makes no sense canceling if you can delay....or at least so we thought. I would NOT buy insurance from this company!
John C. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Melissa J.
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    Thank you for your feedback on the policy. We are very sorry for your loss and to hear that your claim was denied after your appeal.

    The AXA Assistance USA Gold plan is a Comprehensive plan which covers a wide range of perils and hazards for Trip Cancellation. Unfortunately, it was determined that the claim did not fall within the scope of Trip Cancellation because you would have had to cancel the trip with your Travel Suppliers to be covered under that benefit.

    Please consider calling us in the future prior to purchase so we can review the plan benefits with you and answer any questions you may have about coverage. We do want you and your fellow customers to be aware that InsureMyTrip offers a Customer Advocate Program. Customer Advocates are representatives assigned to assist customers who experience issues after filing a claim. Requesting a Customer Advocate is as simple as calling 800-487-4722 or emailing [email protected], explaining the events which resulted in a claim, and the challenges you are facing.
    Jan 25,2018
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