Travel Insurance Reviews Generali Global Assistance

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 rated Generali Global Assistance
4.58 out of 5
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
FORTUNATELTY, we had no need to file a claim. Our trip with Odysseys Unlimited went flawlessly.
I'll most likely use "insure" on our next trip, just for the piece of mind.
Karl B. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
Very hard to review as I luckily had no need to file a claim!
Pamela E. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
Of course since we are not planning to file a claim we can't test it to see how good it really is - but barring that - our policy covered what we wanted it to at a far more reasonable price than the insurance company recommended by our travel packager proposed.
Leslie G. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
I am an 84 year old male, I was satisfied with your coverage, however , for a domestic flight and organized tour of NY, I was not pleased with the price for this coverage. I did check other insurance companies and found that you were comparatively
not out of line.
Norman L. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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    Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments.

    Comprehensive policy premiums are calculated based on the age of the traveler, trip cost and length of trip. However, our website offers you the opportunity to quote and compare plans prior to purchasing which helps you to find the most economically priced plan without sacrificing coverage.

    Please keep in mind that you may always call us for assistance. InsureMyTrip is available weekdays 7:00 AM to midnight ET and weekends 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM at (800)487-4722.
    May 18,2018
The trip included a
cruise
tour
Generali Global Assistance Standard
Don't really know how well program works since luckily I did not need to use it. Felt safe and inner tranquility knowing I was protected should anything arise to cause a trip interruption or cancellation.
Juliet F. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Preferred
Excellent claims procedure.
Michael K. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Preferred
My dealings with GGA were unhelpful, and a waste of my time and energy, to put it kindly. "Passing the buck", getting the run-around, however, you care to describe it, though kindly and polite, the 'Emergency Hotline" people were singularly unhelpful. (A bit like getting a computer technician 'from India'). Their phone help line seemed incapable, unprepared to answer the most basic questions, about providers, out-of-network providers, reimbursement, claim filing, etc.
I sustained a painful knee injury and needed treatment when I landed in Spain (from SF). For one month the pain continued, and it continued while I was in France for another month. I had purchased a 'comprehensive' policy with supposedly 'no out of pocked medical expenses.' —if I called emergency help line first, which I did several times. Ha! They had no one in Barcelona or Cadiz 'in network'. I was told to locate my own physician in both places I did, with some effort; then paid out of pocket, in cash for four treatments.
In Paris, I called the 'helpline' again and this time received in-network referrals. I made appt with in-network physician who promptly ordered an MRI for my knee. Again I called the 'helpline' to be sure they could make arrangements with osteopath and radiologist( I gave Drs. address, telephone) so I would not need to pay out of pocket. They assured me that, yes, they would, and then that they had, done so. No problem. When I arrived, however, I was told I had to pay for both doctor and MRI. After this, I received email notice from GGA that my claim had been filed and even given a claim number and told a representative would contact me soon (no one ever did).
Now I am home, I call GGA and am told 1)I have to file an official claim to even have any questions answered! The claim number they sent me was "not a 'real claim." 2) In addition to filing out various forms, I need to get a written 'disposition' from Medicare supplemental provider that they refuse to pay foreign costs (even though secondary covers ONLY what Medicare covers, no foreign medical coverage). 3) In the claim filing forms they sent me, I see: "invoices will not be accepted as proof of payment. You must provide credit card or cancelled checks." These foreign providers all requested CASH payments, and would not accept checks or credit cards. This caveat is not mentioned in the policy details.
In short, I am not going to bother to file a claim I am sure will be rejected. have wasted hours and hours of time and frustration attempting to get help from GGA with this injury. I would have been better off, handling this without trying to use them as an intermediary. I was fortunate, this is a relatively minor injury, but surely not worth the frustration, the jumping through the hoops and barriers set up by this company. Just get catastrophe insurance, I can only hope they might have come through if it was a life or death situation.
Sandra D. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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    Thank you very much for taking the time to submit your review for your Generali Global Assistance Preferred plan. We are sorry to hear that you are dissatisfied with the claims process.

    If you do find that you can secure the requested documents for your claim, you can you call Customer Care at (800) 487-4722 to request an Anytime Advocate and we can facilitate your claim.
    May 21,2018
The trip included a
cruise
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
The price was cheaper than the plan provided by the travel company, and the coverage was pretty much equal. I will use this travel insurance company again for future trips.
June C. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
I recently returned from overseas where I had a ski accident and emergency surgery/hospitalization. We reached out to our travel insurer Generali which ultimately worked out but not without some stress along the way. It took a very long time to work out the travel arrangements home, where we needed to be upgraded to business class so I could travel the 8 1/2 hours home more comfortably. We were traveling with a family of 4 and needed to retain our existing flights from the same airport or something comparable so we could travel home together. I'll spare the details here but there were bumps along the road getting this taken care of effectively. The associate we worked was very responsive and as helpful as he could be but it appeared that the back office with whom he had to deal was less than efficient in taking care of the details, or didn't understand what was required. Happy to share details if customer service wants to call me.

Once arriving to our home airport there was supposed to be a medical transport vehicle meeting us so again I could travel to my residence in a manner where I could extend my leg which was in a brace and recently operated on., It took a long time to find our driver at the airport and once we did he did not arrive with a suitable means of transportation. The car awaiting us was a Cadillac Escalade which had bucket seats throughout and had a step required to get into the car. I had to be lifted by my family and the driver to even get into the car and the ride home was excruciating. I could not extend my leg comfortably and traveled the two hours to our apartment in extreme pain. Granted it was rush hour so the ride was longer than usual, but the driver took a very long and arduous route that could have been avoided.

Once home the claims were filed and everything was taken care of quickly and efficiently. I have no issue with the claims process, but the service while away and upon arriving home left something to be desired.
Joseph G. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Generali Global Assistance Standard
I don't usually purchase travel insurance bu I sure am glad I did this time.I had to cancel my trip about three weeks prior to departure and was able to get all my money back. The processing was quick and complete.
Ellen W. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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