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Formerly known as CSA Travel Protection, Generali Global Assistance combines customer-driven innovation and risk management to create strategic solutions for its customers. Benefits and pricing are built on common-sense needs. Generali Global Assistance is part of the multinational Generali Group, which for more than 185 years has built a presence in 60 countries with over 76,000 employees.

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Customers who have visited France rated Generali Global Assistance
4.50 out of 5
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
When my husband's wallet was stolen in Paris I called the insurance company number to see if they could offer any help and was to receive a claim report via email which was never received. There wasn't much help they could actually provide other than offering to loan some cash, which we didn't need.
Janet C. 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 review. Since receiving your comments, Generali Global Assistance has been searching through their call log to provide you with additional information. We now have their reply:

    "We're sorry to hear about the circumstances surrounding your experience, and for not meeting your expectations. Unfortunately, we were unable to locate your calls based on the information provided and apologize for your not receiving the claim form or the information on how to file a claim.

    However, you may still file online at: https://travelinsurance-us.eclaims.csaclaims.com/ or obtain the claim forms at: https://www.generalitravelinsurance.com/start-a-claim/pdf-claim-forms.html.

    Please contact (800) 348-9505 or csa@csatravelprotection.com if you have further questions and a dedicated team member can assist you."
    Jul 25,2019
The trip included a
cruise
tour
Generali Global Assistance Standard
No issues
Richard D. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
cruise
Generali Global Assistance Standard
It would have been helpful to have a card to carry with us. I didn't carry all the paperwork when we were sight seeing, but fortunately we didn't need it.
Thomas S. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
At first I thought it was a misunderstanding that would be remedied once we discussed the matter. My wife and I planned to take family members on a trip to France. We undertook to pay for lodging and train travel in Europe. They would only have to pay for air fare and incidentals. And for one cousin who is celebrating a significant birthday this year, we went a step farther and undertook to pay her air fare from SFO to Paris. Knowing how much we were likely to spend for all of this we insured the trip for $9,500.

Shortly before the trip my wife was injured and hospitalized. The trip was cancelled and we filed a claim for trip cancellation coverage. Generali reimbursed us for all of the payments we made that were non-refundable (including payments for train tickets for our party of six, multiple hotel rooms for all of us, and a house rental in Brittany). But it declined to compensate us for the air fare we paid for my cousin because, they said, she wasn't an insured party.

I communicated with Generali and explained what I believe is self-evident. The risk I insured against was the risk of losing up to $9,500 is payments I made for my trip and Generali's policy provided that "Benefits will be paid, up to the amount in the Schedule, for...Payments that you paid for your Trip." I wasn't claiming benefits for my cousin. She didn't make any payments for air fare and had no risk of losing any such payments so even if she had been insured she would not have been able to claim benefits for lost air travel payments. I was claiming the benefit for my wife and me since we were the ones who paid the $1,800 in air fare, faced the risk of loss of that payment if the trip was cancelled, and were the parties Generali agreed to insure against that very risk.

After failing to get anywhere by communicating with Generali in writing, I was finally able to speak with a Claims Manager by phone. I explained my logic and she agreed, my reasoning was sound! Nevertheless, she insisted "that's not how the policy works" and refused to consider the matter further. She asserted that Generali only pays benefits for reservations that are in the name of an insured, even if an insured party paid for the reservation. (As for the benefit for payments I made for train tickets for six passengers, that was "a mistake" she said.)

I'm now persuaded that this is not a simple misunderstanding but a deliberate policy or practice that amounts to an intentional breach of contract by Generali. I intend to pursue the matter further and am confident I will eventually succeed in getting Generali to live up to its commitment. However, others should be very cautious about dealing with Generali.
Peter L. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Carol
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    Thank you for your review which we did forward to Generali for their response. We understand that the process is still ongoing but Generali has asked us to express that,

    "We're sorry to hear about your negative experience and apologize for not meeting your expectations. Our goal is to provide a prompt and courteous claim experience to all of our customers. We are looking into this further and one of our dedicated team members will get back with you soon. Please contact (800) 348-9505 or csa@csatravelprotection.com if you have additional questions."
    Jul 25,2019
Generali Global Assistance Premium
Was happy with coverage but didn't have to file a claim so I can't give a review on the claims process.
David P. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
THANK HEAVENS WE DID NOT NEED TO USE THE PLAN BUT IT WAS GOOD TO KNOW IT WAS AVAILABLE.
GABRIEL L. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
cruise
tour
Generali Global Assistance Standard
Easy online enrollment. Very pleased by coverage cost. In some cases, similar policies were nearly twice the cost.
Clear and easy to understand coverage language.
Excellent on-line follow up of enrollment confirmation and delivery of policy.
Good pre-trip reminder messages.
Phlemon W. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Note: This review is for an earlier version of the plan.
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The trip included a
cruise
Generali Global Assistance Standard
Fortunately, we did not need to use it, but it was comforting to know that we had it in place.
Susan A. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Note: This review is for an earlier version of the plan.
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Generali Global Assistance Preferred
Great value have used this plan for many trips.
Joaquin G. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
Didn't need it, thank goodness. But it was worth the $100 for the peace of mind.
Nathalie C. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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