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Travel Insurance Reviews Travelex Travel Basic

Travel Basic is a budget friendly plan offering comprehensive trip cost protection as well as coverage for other unforeseen events that may arise during your trip. Coverages include Trip Cancellation and Interruption, Baggage Loss or Delay, Travel Delays, and Emergency Medical Evacuation. Coverage on this plan is primary, meaning you don't have to submit claims through other insurance first.

To learn more, see the Travelex Travel Basic product page.

Customers who have visited Portugal rated the Travelex Travel Basic plan
4.72 out of 5
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Luckily I had no issues but feel issues would have been resolved seamlessly
Beatrice M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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I like the options offered and the comparison charts.
Louis W. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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It was our first time buying travel insurance. We did it because the tickets were expensive. We had a family emergency and my mother was hospitalized for almost three weeks. We had to cancel the trip. Travelex reimbursed us 100% of our tickets once we completed the forms and provided the requested documents. It was an easy procedure. Once we submitted the documents, their response was fast. It gives you peace of mind knowing that you can get your money back if something like this happens.
Roxana B. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Did not need to use it. Wish repeat users could get discounts.
Richard W. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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have been happy with travelex and in all my years traveling only had to file one claim for clothing I bought when my luggage was lost. Claim was handled promptly
Theodosia Y. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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I made two claims, one for medical care after a fall and a second for rebooking fees after missing a flight due to train delays. The documentation process took some back and forth due to a complex situation but all of my claims were paid. I was very happy with Travelex.
Marcia B. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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This plan did not require processing the claim through our personal health insurance; thus, we submitted our request for reimbursement of medical expenses incurred on our trip directly to Travelex. Our claim was approved and we eventually received our refund.

During the month that transpired from when I mailed the claim to receipt of a check, I called twice to track status of the claim. I called a week after mailing the paperwork to confirm that it had been received. The claims representative told me that processing would take 3 weeks. I called again at the 3 week mark and was told that a decision would be made by the end of the week. I told the claims representative that I was shopping for travel insurance for two international trips that we plan to make next year and that I was hesitant to use Travelex again due to the extended processing time for claims. Her response was "you can do what you want, but claims processing takes 3 weeks." I was quite taken aback at this response, I have worked in Customer Service and I would never put off a customer as she did.

I might use Travelex again if the price is right and the coverage is appropriate for our needs. I will have to prepare myself, however, for less that professional service from the claims department representatives if need arises to contact them.
John B. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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    Thank you for your feedback on the policy. One of the great benefits of purchasing a Travelex product is that they offer primary coverage. Primary coverage means that the travel insurance provider will reimburse without requiring the involvement of primary collectible insurance. We are sorry to learn that you were dissatisfied with the customer service you received from the claims department and length of time it took to process the claim. Generally, travel insurance claims can take up to 4 weeks to complete. However, for customers who feel like the claims process is taking an usually long time, InsureMyTrip can assign a customer advocate to attempt to expedite the claim. Our representatives are available 7 days a week by calling 800-487-4722.
    Dec 09,2014
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