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Customers who have visited Antarctica rated TravelSafe
4.14 out of 5
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I purchased this plan for a significant trip that was planned well in advance. Unfortunately, major family health issues required me to cancel the trip about a month before the departure date. I promptly filed a claim, and spent hours pulling together the extensive paperwork that was requested (proof of reservations, proof of cancellations, documentation about the medical issues, etc.). TravelSafe/TripMate's response seemed to be to stall, delay, request additional paperwork, and (seemingly) hope that I would give up and go away. After submitting paperwork (by mail or online), it generally took TripMate about 1 week to acknowledge receipt in their online system, even if I called to confirm that they had already received the paperwork. Then there would be a delay of several weeks, before I would receive a request for additional documentation, which often duplicated documents I had already sent (or were slightly different versions of prior documentation). I always promptly responded to the requests and sent the requested documentation so that I would not delay the process. My claim was finally approved about 3.5 months after I initially started the claim. However, the reason my claim seemed to finally gain traction was that my travel companion (same trip/insurance/reason for cancellation) contacted the InsureMyTrip advocates after receiving no response or updates about her claim after several months; the advocate quickly got her claim resolved and paid. After notifying TripMate that my companion's claim had already been paid, my claim was finally approved and paid about 2 weeks later. Overall, this process seemed far more complicated and slow than necessary; I do not plan to purchase travel insurance through this company again.
Stephanie M. would not recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Note: This review is for an earlier version of the plan.
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    We are sorry to hear that the TravelSafe / TripMate claims process was so difficult. Although the processing did take an unusually long time, TravelSafe / TripMate was fair in settling your claim and providing payment as you confirmed.

    It was unfortunate that you were unable to take advantage of the services of an Anytime Advocate much earlier in the process. If you should ever have to file a claim in the future, please be sure to contact us to request assistance if you do not hear from the claims department within 30 days of submitting your paperwork, or if you believe that your claim was unfairly denied.

    InsuremyTrip is available weekdays from 7:00 AM to midnight ET and weekends from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM ET.
    Apr 11,2018
The trip included a
cruise
TravelSafe Classic
I purchased the TravelSafe Classic plan through InsureMyTrip for a planned trip to Antarctica with my sister. Unfortunately we had to cancel the trip a month before our travel when our mother got sick and was moved into hospice care. We completed all the forms and compiled all the documentation, which took days and amounted to well over a hundred pages of paperwork. We submitted everything then used their online claim status form to track the progress.

My claim was marked as received and printed, then nothing changed. After over a month with no progress I called TravelSafe and the agent scoffed at my request, said there was no possible way to expedite my claim, and I'd just have to wait.

Two months in, still nothing had changed, while my sister's identical claim had gone through several rounds of supplemental information requests. I called again and this time the agent was sympathetic and said she'd expedite my claim (so it is possible?).

Two weeks later, 2.5 months since receiving my claim, STILL nothing had changed. This time I contacted InsureMyTrip. They responded the next day asking for my claim number, and within a week they had negotiated the full payment of my claim. Meanwhile my sister is still waiting on her claim.

In the end TravelSafe paid out my claim, so I'm mostly satisfied with the plan and coverage. But their claim service was terrible, and I'm not sure how long I would have waited for reimbursement - or even if I would have been reimbursed - if it weren't for the help of InsureMyTrip. So the high ratings here are really thanks to and for InsureMyTrip. Thanks!
Nicole M. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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The trip included a
tour
TravelSafe Classic
Great price for disaster removal coverage on trip to Antarctica - although not used, peace of mind was well worth the $50!
Chandler V. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
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Note: This review is for an earlier version of the plan.
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The trip included a
cruise
tour
TravelSafe Classic
My only feedback is that it would have been nice to have a printable pdf of my plan instead of the html.
Valerie T. would recommend this plan to a friend or relative.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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