Great Lakes Travel Insurance Australia

Who is Great Lakes?

Great Lakes Reinsurance is an international Canadian and European insurer headed up by the Munich Reinsurance Company (Munich Re).

Together they service millions of customers all around the world. Munich Re prides itself on its reliability, and underwrites policies covering engineering, aviation, transport and space travel projects, as well as life, health, property and travel insurance policies.

Great Lakes Reinsurance Company Profile:

  • A.M. Best Rating: A+
  • S&P Rating: AA-
  • Total assets: £5,518.3 million
  • Established: 1951
  • Acquisition by Munich Re: 1975

Great Lakes travel insurance policies for you

In Australia, Great Lakes underwrites several prominent names in insurance. You can look for policies from:

Australia Post

Auspost travel insurance can cover you for single or multi-international or domestic trips, and offers both basic and comprehensive cover. It provides a wide range of policies to suit almost every traveller.

Having an underwriter like Great Lakes Reinsurance means Australia Post is able to offer travel insurance you can depend on.

See Australia Post travel insurance policies.

Medibank travel insurance

One of the most important aspects of travel insurance is the medical cover, so it isn’t surprising that many Australians depend on Medibank even when they are overseas. With almost 4 million members, Medibank needs a strong underwriting partner, and chose Great Lakes Reinsurance for the advantages it could deliver.

See Medibank travel insurance policies

CoverMore travel insurance

CoverMore endeavours to live up to its name by offering a wider variety of options and cover, so almost anyone can find the cover they need before heading overseas. More than 10 million travellers have already taken advantage of the options CoverMore can provide, and Great Lakes has paid out on many of those policies.

CoverMore needed an underwriter that could keep up with its popularity, and Great Lakes through Munich Re was one of relatively few underwriters that could make it happen.

See CoverMore travel insurance policies

YouGo travel insurance

YouGo endeavours to get Australian travellers on the move sooner while keeping hassles to a minimum. It focuses on straightforward, affordable and effective travel insurance policies. This is largely possible because YouGo maintains a global network of medical professionals and logistical staff to make sure policyholders are well-covered, and can enjoy additional benefits when overseas.

With Great Lakes Reinsurance as a trusted underwriter, YouGo is able to pay more attention on delivering a high level of customer service, and ensuring travellers are well-covered across the globe.

See YouGo travel insurance policies

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    SandraMacArthurMarch 5, 2018

    Can you please advise is you would cover me for travel insurance to Greece. I have pre existing conditions called Aplastic anaemia and PNH.

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      MayMarch 6, 2018Staff

      Hi Sandra,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that you’ve reached finder. We’re a comparison website and does not offer the insurance ourselves.

      If you’re interested in getting insurance from one of the brands that Great Lakes underwrites, please contact them directly. Usually, a pre-existing medical condition is not automatically covered by most brands and you will have to pay for an extra cost in order to get cover. As insurance companies differ in their T&Cs in terms of covering pre-existing conditions, best to check this out with them directly.

      Meantime, if you want to know which brand who might cover you, please check this guide. Hope this can help.


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