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Travel Insurance Reviews International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE

iTravelInsurance SE from International Medical Group is a single-trip comprehensive travel insurance plan which offers coverage to domestic or international travelers. Coverages offered by this plan include trip cancellation, interruption and travel delay benefits. The plan also includes missed connection coverage for travelers who have booked cruises or tour packages.

To learn more, see the iTravelInsurance SE product page.

Customers rated the International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE plan
4.54 out of 5
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International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
Overall, I was sort-of satisfied with this policy; most of the expenses we incurred as a result of sickness while traveling were reimbursed promptly, but unexpectedly not all.

After checking in for a transatlantic flight at the end of our long weekend in Barcelona in December, I became so sick I could not (didn't want to - and nor would the airline have wanted me to) board the aircraft; on the advice of airport medical services I was hospitalized. After many hours and many tests, I was cleared to travel 48 hours later. The Sickness section of this policy covered the ambulance, all direct medical expenses and two hotel overnights for recovery. The Trip Interruption section covered the cost of new airline tickets. Surprisingly, though, none of the other approximately $320 expenses resulting from my sickness (e.g. taxi from hospital to hotel, meals, replacement airport bus tickets, additional parking fee for overtime days at US airport, basic clothing (our baggage had been checked and could not be retrieved quickly) - none of which were pre-paid) were covered.

We're experienced and very moderate travelers. $320 is not a big deal for two adults for two days. Nevertheless, I wanted to check whether this omission was accidental or intentional. If intentional, it is something that a traveling family (more people, possibly more time) should note. After checking with the insurance carrier I'm satisfied that they ruled correctly in accordance with their policies (a data breach and Covid-19 slowed down the review). Nevertheless, my common sense view is that these were unavoidable costs that most people would consider to be the result of Sickness, Trip Delay or Trip Interruption and thus covered.

The Bottom line - read the fine print of any carrier's policy VERY CAREFULLY to see if it meets your common sense expectation of coverage if an unexpected event occurs. You might be surprised. Would I use them again or recommend them? Maybe yes, but with my eyes wide open to the unanticipated hole in coverage.
adrian h. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
This company is inflexible and ridiculous with the documentation they require. I supplied to them the documentation from the real estate company showing that we had cancelled our rental with them. The receipt showed what we initially paid along with the fee and the last 4 digits of our credit card number. This was not acceptable. The insurance company said they must have the bill from the credit card company itself. I supplied this. The insurance company then wanted a copy of the cancellation policy which I had already sent. I sent it again along with a copy from the credit card company showing the 90% refund I had received. This time the credit card company receipt was not enough. This time they wanted the receipt from the real estate company. I supplied this. All of this took two months of back and forth emails and phone calls. More than once I called and left a message for the agent assigned to our claim. Not one time did she return the call. A partial reimbursement check finally arrived. It was written out with my last name misspelled. This took 2 calls and 2 emails and another 2 months to sort out. I began the claim in May and finally deposited a check in mid October for a straight forward under $400 request.

I had within the last year made a claim with a different travel insurer (AIG) after years of hassle free travel. At the time I found the process arduous; however, I can now compare two companies and their different approaches. The AIG claim agent gave me his direct line. He always called me back and promptly. There were some extenuating circumstances that made it impossible to supply the normal types of medical documentation and police reports due to being in third world countries. The documentation I was able to supply was accepted. The claim agent was willing to work with me and together we found a way to provide both what the insurance company needed and what was available to me.

The difference in service between these two companies was dramatic. I can not speak for other companies but I will never use iTravelinsured again.
Margaret C. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Megan
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    Thank you for your feed back.

    Please see the response from IMG iTravelInsured regarding your review:

    "Margaret, it’s IMG’s mission to be there for our members, which means listening to your feedback and making improvements to better serve you. We are sorry IMG did not meet your expectations; help us improve by sharing additional feedback. Please email us at [email protected] to start the conversation"
    Nov 05,2020
The trip included a
cruise
International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
I was promised payment and have yet to receive it. Please contact them for me to see if you can help. They claim that their computer system has been down for these past weeks.
Later: After much effort on my part I finally got restitution. Case closed
Lawrence E. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Megan
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    Thank you for your feedback.

    Please see the response from IMG iTravelInsured:
    "Lawrence, it’s IMG’s mission to be there for our members, which means listening to your feedback and making improvements to better serve you. We are sorry IMG did not meet your expectations; help us improve by sharing additional feedback. Please email us at [email protected] to start the conversation. "
    Sep 08,2020
International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
The claim took a while, and you could not speak to anyone on the phone. All of my flights were cancelled by the airlines as there were mandatory quarantines in both the USA and our destination countries. I did receive refunds from the airlines but they refused to refund for the other prepaid expenses even though the airlines, and not me, cancelled the trip.
Julia W. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Megan
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    Thank you for your feedback.

    Please see the response from IMG iTravelInsured:

    "Julia, it’s IMG’s mission to be there for our members, which means listening to your feedback and making improvements to better serve you. We are sorry IMG did not meet your expectations; help us improve by sharing additional feedback. Please email us at [email protected] to start the conversation. "
    Sep 22,2020
International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
My dissatisfaction with the claim and policy is complexity of the contract, written with an abundance of language that allowed my claim to be denied, all within reason, given the contract (20 pages). First reason given, no notice within 20 days of loss. I filed on grounds of employer canceling my vacation given the need for me to remain on duty (I'm a surgeon). The company stated that my loss occurred when the vacation was canceled. I filed 15 days after the date of return, assuming the loss occurred when trip would have been concluded; when all the arrangements were beyond salvage and when I had a chance to request all the refunds from airlines, etc. Second reason, some of the travel providers issued vouchers rather than refunds. There exists no way to use those as the trip was overseas, but the company considers vouchers to be refunds. Some of the vouchers expire before we will be allowed into those countries. The policy states "unused non-refundable Prepaid Payments or Deposits" will be reimbursed. I maintain that an unusable voucher is not a refund, since the definition of re-fund is to return my funds to me, not a promise for future travel. Lastly, I made what is a fatal error in changing my departure date by a single day without changing the policy. That apparently invalidates it. I may no longer bother with comprehensive insurance, and stick to medical only, as it appears to be an unnecessary expense given the myriad ways a claim can be denied. Although I shudder to think of the all the ways a company could escape paying a large medical claim.
Kenneth W. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
Claim including paperwork was filed four months ago in February. Missed connection due to weather. Claim was for hotel and meals. Simple. Still has not been paid... Terrible service.
Thomas R. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Megan
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    Thank you for your feedback.

    Please see the response from IMG iTravelInsured:

    "Thomas, it’s IMG’s mission to be there for our members, which means listening to your feedback and making improvements to better serve you. We are sorry IMG did not meet your expectations; help us improve by sharing additional feedback. Please email us at [email protected] to start the conversation. "
    Sep 03,2020
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cruise
tour
International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
Our trip was cancelled due to the whole Covid-19 pandemic. We therefore did not need to use the insurance and requested a refund. While it is true that our policy stated that no refunds unless canceled within 15 days of purchase, and we requested the refund after 15 days, these are extraordinary circumstances, completely beyond our control and through no fault of our own. Other companies, such as ALLIANZ Insurance are offering refunds to its customers despite contract terms to the contrary.

There is nothing we, as consumers, can do except choose to do business in the future with other companies. We of course will not use insuremytrip.com or United States Fire Insurance Company for any future travel or other insurance needs.
Myrabelle S. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
On paper, International Medical Group and iTravelInsured offer a good product at a reasonable cost. However, their claims process is one defined my delay, dishonesty, and obfuscation. Policy language is misapplied. Policy definition is misconstrued. Policy requirement is ignored.

My claim was partially denied based on their team's misunderstanding of the product and their misreading of Policy definition. My attempts to initiate the informal and formal grievance processes defined in the Policy were repeatedly blocked. Eventually, the claim was fully covered as a "goodwill gesture".

I recommend spending a little more for a better brand. It will be less headache and heartburn in the end.
Tyler N. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
Pandemic resulted in resort closing and a trip interruption. We filed a claim. They initially denied it as IMG's legal staff advised them that "a global pandemic is not a natural disaster..." - which is not true and also not relevant to the claim (its simple trip interruption). Appealed the claim and in what seems to be a permanent hold. Absolutely horrible support from carrier - in any other climate, this would have been approved immediately...
Also, very disappointed in Insuremytrip.com - they should be screening their companies better and stepping in on their client's behalf
David M. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Megan
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    Thank you for your feedback.

    Please see the response from IMG iTravelInsured:

    "David, it’s IMG’s mission to be there for our members, which means listening to your feedback and making improvements to better serve you. We are sorry IMG did not meet your expectations; help us improve by sharing additional feedback. Please email us at [email protected] to start the conversation. "
    Sep 22,2020
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      Yes, an update is in order...almost 5 months to the day of filing the claim. IMG sent me a check...InsureMyTrip reached out to IMG to ensure they stepped up their customer service and the claim was properly paid. Would I use InsureMyTrip again? Yes...they really helped.
      My feelings about IMG remain about the same, they paid because they had to and their options were limited...4 1/2 months late
      Sep 22,2020
The trip included a
tour
International Medical Group iTravelInsured SE
I had an emergency appendectomy the day my husband and I were to leave on an extended and expensive trip. It was obvious that the insurance should cover the trip. They received my claim on February 18 - and required a HUGE amount of paperwork, including our marriage license to show proof of relationship, and the payment was made May 12. There WERE extenuating circumstances (the business was hit with a malware attack and then of course the coronavirus). However, they kept on asking for additional information which they already had, but in a different format, and THEN finally, after numerous phone calls, they passed it on to another underwriter because of the size of the claim. That took an additional 3 weeks. Insure My Trip was of NO HELP. They sell the insurance and then you are on your own. I will not use either company again.
George G. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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  • Megan
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    Thank you for your review. The insurance provider has issued the following response:

    "George, it’s IMG’s mission to be there for our members, which means listening to your feedback and making improvements to better serve you. We are sorry IMG did not meet your expectations; help us improve by sharing additional feedback. Please email us at [email protected] to start the conversation. "

    We also want to make you and your fellow travelers aware all travelers that purchase a policy through InsureMyTrip have access to our Anytime Advocates® program. This unique program is designed to save our travelers time and money by contacting the travel insurance provider directly to smooth out any kinks in the claims process. The InsureMyTrip Anytime Advocates® will help any customer with:
    Claims assistance
    Receive expert advice on how to navigate the claims process and file a claim properly with your travel insurance provider.
    Dispute resolution
    Anytime Advocates® will check the status of a claim. If a claim is denied, an advocate will work on behalf of the customer to learn why or to help with the appeal process.
    Jul 21,2020
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