Travel Insurance Reviews CSA Travel Protection

Founded in 1991 and based in San Diego, California, CSA Travel Protection combines customer-driven innovation and risk management to create strategic solutions for its customers. Benefits and pricing are built on common-sense needs. CSA is owned by Europ Assistance, a worldwide emergency assistance services company.

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Customers who have rated CSA Travel Protection
4.59 out of 5
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CSA Travel Protection Custom
Have used your services before and find your reps to be helpful and concerned about my needs.
Ronald C. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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CSA Travel Protection Custom Luxe
The plan provides peace of mine and was easy to purchase and price competitive.
Lawrence W. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
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CSA Travel Protection Custom
There was very prompt response, very good work with our claim. We got all requested money back very quickly. Claim Department representative Devon Love did excellent job.
Gregory C. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
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CSA Travel Protection Custom
I always use CSA for travel insurance. Their rates are reasonable, coverage is very good, but what is most important should you have to file a claim they ALWAYS pay and pay promptly.
Cynthia W. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
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CSA Travel Protection Custom
Worst company for travel insurance as they denied my legitimate trip interruption. Dont bother waste you money buying insurance from them make sure u understand properly before u waste your good money some of these companies sell insurance u will find out when u make a claim u get ZERO.They will never tell the truth till u make a claim my flight was delayed over 18 hours i had buy new tickets to catch my cruise i was told to make a claim after my return made the claim collected ZERO.Huge disappointment.They lie and collect money from u selling bad products.very difficult know and understand these plans unless you are lawyer and be able to take them to the court spending more mone they will have better lawyers than the one u can afford they know that.They cheat people.
HOSAHALLY N. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Deborah Celizic
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    We’re sorry to hear your trip was delayed and apologize for not meeting your expectations. We take customer service and the claims review process very seriously and cannot stress enough to our customers that it is important they review the coverage details of our plans via the sample Description of Coverage/Insurance Policy that’s provided at the time of purchase, and contact us at (800) 348-9505 or via email at csa@csatravelprotection.com with any additional questions they may have. We also offer a free look back period with all of our plans to allow customers to cancel their policies within a designated period as long as they haven't already left on their trip or filed a claim. The plan you purchased can provide coverage for a variety of different expenses if your flight is delayed. Our Travel Delay coverage can provide reimbursement for certain out-of-pocket expenses you might incur while delayed for six hours or more, such as lodging, meals and local transportation. However, in order for our Trip Interruption coverage to provide reimbursement for unused, prepaid non-refundable expenses your flight delay must result from either adverse weather, mechanical breakdown of the aircraft, or an organized labor strike. Trip Interruption cannot typically provide reimbursement for airport security scares. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us at the number or email provided above.
    Nov 21,2016
The trip included a
tour
CSA Travel Protection Custom
This seems like a totally unfair response to our claim. The flight we were scheduled to fly on to the Pribilof Islands either had a pilot not show up or he showed up under the influence and therefore the "operational shortage." It was a three-and-half hour flight across the ocean. How could that be accomplished without a pilot?
We will never use your insurance again nor will we recommend it to others. This is the only claim we have ever made for travel insurance.
We were asking for only $500. which was our non-refundable deposit. We paid you $602.90 for the policy which was of no use whatsoever.
Thank you.
Robert B. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Deborah Celizic
    CSA Travel Protection
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    We’re sorry to hear your trip was cancelled and apologize for not meeting your expectations. We take customer service and the claims review process very seriously and cannot stress enough to our customers that it is important they review the coverage details of our plans via the sample Description of Coverage/Insurance Policy that’s provided at the time of purchase, and contact us at (800) 348-9505 or via email at csa@csatravelprotection.com with any additional questions they may have. We also offer a free look back period with all of our plans to allow customers to cancel their policies within a designated period as long as they haven't already left on their trip or filed a claim. The plan you purchased can provide coverage if your flight is cancelled as a result of a mechanical breakdown of the aircraft, adverse weather, or an organized labor strike. Unfortunately the reasons you mention in your review are not considered mechanical breakdowns or organized strikes. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please reach out to us at the number or email provided above.
    Dec 25,2016
CSA Travel Protection Custom
Price was comparable. Easy to fill out request on line. Fortunately, I did not have reason to claim any losses or trip cancellation. Just having peace of mind.
Anna M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
cruise
CSA Travel Protection Custom Luxe
My wife required hospitalization and medical repatriation from the Caribbean. The service provided to arrange transportation home was first rate and they were in contact with us daily until we arrived home.
A significant part of the cost incurred is on a reimbursement basis (the hospital required upfront payment for all medical expenses) and I've just begun the process to be reimbursed for that, so I can't yet comment on the speed and completeness of the reimbursement.
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After many months we finally have received all payments due from CSA. The problem didn't lie with CSA but with my wife's primary health insurer. The travel insurance is secondary so we had to submit claims through her health insurance and receive EOBs showing what the primary insurance paid before CSA would reimburse for the rest of the expenses. The primary insurer asked for additional documentation about a month after receiving the claim and then apparently misplaced my response for several months until I called to ask what was going on. The person I spoke to found the paperwork quickly and did whatever was needed to process the claim. When I finally had all the payment from the primary insurer I submitted the EOBs to CSA and they quickly and completely paid what my wife's medical insurance didn't cover.

There was one element of the claims experience where I wasn't completely satisfied with CSA's resolution of the claim. We were on a cruise when my wife got sick and we had to leave the ship at that time. The stated Trip Interruption coverage said they would reimburse either to get me home or to rejoin the originally scheduled trip (my wife's medical evacuation was paid up front by CSA). Since most of our luggage was still on the ship and our car was at the port in New York City, I met the ship when it arrived in New York to retrieve the luggage and car. CSA wouldn't reimburse my train ticket to New York since I had gone home (with my wife) to Pennsylvania before heading to New York. They claimed my trip ended at that point even though I had to meet the ship in New York (had to continue my trip from that point) in order to retrieve my luggage and car. In the grand scheme the amount involved wasn't large ($130 or so) so after the claims agent's supervisor reiterated their rejection of that part of the claim I didn't pursue the matter further.

But overall I was satisfied with the resolution of the other elements of the claim and the speed with which it was completed. I've purchased the same policy for our upcoming trip this holiday season.
Peter H. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
cruise
CSA Travel Protection Custom
Fortunately, I didn't have to use my policy, but I was satisfied with the coverage and price. I intend to use CSA Travel Protection Custom plan on my next vacation.
Gloria L. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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CSA Travel Protection Custom
Maximum coverage at a very fair price, will certainly use the next time I travel. It pays to take the time to compare the policies.
Wayne S. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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