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Travel Insurance Reviews Global Alert Preferred

The Global Alert Preferred plan offers comprehensive Trip Cancellation and Trip Interruption coverage if you have to cancel or interrupt your trip due an unforeseen covered event.

To learn more, see the Global Alert Preferred product page.

Customers who have visited Jamaica rated the Global Alert! Preferred plan
4.43 out of 5
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It has taken me almost a year to write this review. When I was searching for trip insurance for my next trip I realized how important an honest review is and decided to write this finally. I was injured on the first full day of a trip to jamaica. Dealing with this insurance company from Jamaica was a nightmare! It took them 12 hours for them just to authorize me being admitted to the hospital (while I lay in the filthy emergency room). Only when the hospital was going to put me in the street did they come through. HOURS were spent on the phone with my family and the Jamaican orthopedic surgeon with this insurance company. Then it took an additional 20 hours for them to authorize my evacuation home and many many more hours of my family AND THE SURGEON arguing with them. After returning home, having surgery by an orthopedic surgeon (this injury caused me to be non weight bearing for 3 1/2 months) and submitting everything for reimbursement of the rest of my trip, did I find out how HORRIBLE this company was. I fought for months with them. Often there was no way to reach them as they wouldn’t answer the phone or they would hang up. When they promised a call back they NEVER called back. I never got nasty with them, but I sure did cry. When they finally sent reimbursement it was 1/5 of what it should have been. I had to file an appeal and wait another 5-6 weeks for additional reimbursement. Even then they shorted me about $700-$800 from what it should have been. I would NEVER EVER use this company again. They were also known as Trip Mate. Customer service was NON EXISTENT. While in the Jamaican hospital we did get assistance from an insure my trip reprentative who told Global Alert that they HAD to provide medical care for me as we had a contract with them, and that helped get me admitted. I would use insure my trip again but never ever Global Alert / Trip Mate. If anyone questions the authenticity of this review I have documents and every note I made for months to back it up. I am HAPPY to share them!
Karla G. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Thankfully I did not have to claim. But after hours of research my impression was that Global Alert offers reliable coverage. Compared to other plans with similar coverage, I found their pricing competitive based on trip cancellation coverage for inclement weather (I was traveling in snow season) and also medical coverage/repatriation in/from another country. Also, my impression based on reading many consumer reviews was that you should expect a slow process (ie. months) if you have to make any claims other than cancellation of your entire trip. I would also recommend for your own peace of mind to purchase through InsureMyTrip to have an advocate to help and expediate the claims process in the event you do need to make a claim, especially with Global Alert. I hope this helps.
Jennifer L. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Always best to never have to use travel insurance! We have used InsureMyTrip for years and travel with peace of mind that we have help if needed.
Pamela F. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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We had no issues as we did not have to file a claim. We have used InsureMyTrip in the past and did file a claim and were very satisfied.
Steven S. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Vacation is about having a good time, exploring or just relaxing, however, we all know how stressful it can become if schedules are altered or worse, if one becomes sick or is injured. If you like peace of mind this policy is great. Days before my trip I was faced with a threat that would have cost me my entire trip. Fortunately, I was able to go, but had I been unable to make it at least my cost would have been refunded. During my trip to Jamaica I kept saying to everyone that I had insurance so if something happened I would be in good hands. Save yourself the stress and spend a few bucks to protect yourselves. Besides, aren't vacations supposed to be that way?
nicolas a. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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