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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 the United States rated the Travelex Travel Basic plan
4.53 out of 5
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While I've purchased trip insurance for many years, this is the first time (thankfully!) I've had to make a claim, thanks to Hurricane Dorian. Easy online claims process and very quick response.
Deborah S. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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I felt good because I was protected. I am an older person so I had to pay a higher premium. I wish I did not have to do that. The policy does cover what I needed to have covered but I did not have to use it.
Carlos C. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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    Thank you for providing your feedback. There are 3 main factors that determine premium costs: the cost of the trip, the length of the trip, and the travelers ages. 

    In the future, if you are looking for guidance in selecting a travel insurance plan, please consider contacting our office at 800-487-4722 where a licensed representative would be happy to assist you.
    Jul 22,2019
The trip included a
tour
Travelex Travel Basic
Because of numerous delays by Amtrak we were delayed over 10 hours reaching our interim destination after 1:00 am Sunday morning.We were supposed to continue onto our destination by Metra public transportation but no trains run at that time of day.We called Travelex earlier in the evening and was told by the representative that since this was not a medical emergency and did not involve a distance in excess of 100 miles to call back during regular business hours,Monday through Friday.Downtown Chicago for two seniors in there 70's toting two suitcases each is not safe and a 47 mile taxi or Lyft at that time or any time is not cheap..... We feel this is one more case of insurance thats great until you try to use it .....enough said.
Linda K. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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    Thank you for your review. We appreciate the additional information that you provided to Travelex on your situation. Here is their reply:

    "Thank you for taking the time to express your concerns on Insuremytrip.com.

    Travelex prides ourselves on our exemplary customer service and providing the benefits available to you on the policy purchased. We would like the opportunity to review the phone call made which references to call back later during business hours. Our Travel Assistance Company does assist in situations where there is a delay in transportation. This can be anything from helping to find new transportation to assisting with locating hotels to stay in.

    However, we are unable to locate a call to our Customer Solutions Department, or our Claim Administrator from the phone number listed on your policy. We found one call to our travel assistance provider, OnCall International, however it was a bad connection and the call disconnected before the conversation was competed. We have been unable to locate any further calls.

    Based on additional communication with you and InsureMyTrip’s review team, we will consider your inquiry closed. We empathize with the unfortunate situation you experienced with the train and the lack of cell phone service.

    Our goal is to provide our travelers with the high level of service that they expect. Thank you for your business.

    Kind Regards,
    Amber"
    Aug 02,2019
The trip included a
tour
Travelex Travel Basic
I was able to travel with piece of mind, knowing that if a problem arose, I had insurance coverage.
Diane D. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Travelex Travel Basic
Cannot speak to how well they handle claims as we had no need to file one . We chose this company as it allowed us to buy the coverage we needed without having to buy coverage for a lot of items we didn't need (such as coverage that might be needed outside of the US). There were still some items (we are retired so wouldn't need the loss of job coverage) but it would be hard to have a policy designed just for us with out increasing the overall cost due to added manpower needed for such policies.
John F. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Travelex Travel Basic
I did not need to use the insurance so I really can’t comment on how the claim process works.
Kristen L. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Travelex Travel Basic
I did not have to use the insurance, but the cost was reasonable and provided the coverage I wanted.
Jeremy J. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Travelex Travel Basic
Everything was ok, we are glad we didn’t have to use it. We will definitely do it again
Joe H. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Travelex Travel Basic
Didn't have to file a claim, but seemed like a decent policy-
so better safe than sorry & I purchased it
Michael M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Travelex Travel Basic
Although expensive- travel insurance is recommended when the weather can be uncertain, or whenever any less obvious or unanticipated travel interruptions/delays may occur. It's easy to understand how the insurance industry can make substantial profits from these policies.
ALAN H. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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