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Webjet Essential Travel Insurance

Get cover for the essential losses on your trip with Webjet without breaking the bank

Webjet’s Essentials Travel Insurance provides affordable cover, without cutting out any important features. With Webjet Essentials Travel Insurance you’ll be covered for:

  • emergency medical assistance and hospital and medical expenses
  • loss, theft or damage to personal effects and luggage
  • cancellation fees and lost deposits if your plans change
  • emergency travel and accommodation in case of the serious illness, injury or death of a loved one
  • your rental vehicle excess paid by your travel insurance
  • personal liability insurance in case of litigation against you for personal injury or property damage.

Webjet is backed by Allianz, one of the world’s top insurance and financial groups. This means your travel insurance is:

  • from a company who has been based in Melbourne for over 17 years
  • diverse to tailor to Australian travellers’ needs and reflect world travel and insurance trends
  • offering you connection to the world’s largest global assistance network with Allianz Global Assistance
  • cover for up to 43 pre-existing conditions
  • covering you until you’re 75 years old
  • paid for using credit card, debit card, PayPal, Flybuys points, American Express Rewards points or Bankwest rewards points
  • collecting Flybuys points when you buy with Webjet.

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Webjet Travel Insurance Essentials

Unlimited overseas emergency expenses

$10,000 cancellations and lost deposits

$2.5 million personal liability

$3,000 luggage and personal effects

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Webjet Essentials Travel Insurance Benefits

The Essentials cover from Webjet travel insurance offers the same benefits as the comprehensive cover plan, but with slightly lower benefit amounts. This makes the policy more affordable, without you missing out on essential cover. This means your Essentials Travel Insurance policy covers you for:

  • Cancellations and lost deposits. If you have to cancel your travel because of circumstances outside of your control, you can claim for up to $5,000 on a single or couples policy and up to $10,000 on a family policy, for lost deposits or cancellation fees.
  • Overseas emergency medical assistance. Webjet travel insurance covers up to $5 million of medical assistance on a single or couples policy and up to $10 million for families when you are travelling overseas.
  • Overseas emergency medical and hospital expenses. You can also claim up to $5 million for singles or couples or $10 million for families, to cover overseas medical and hospital bills.
  • Additional expenses. If you have to change or cut short your trip to return home to a sick or dying family member, Webjet essentials covers you for $5,000 of additional accommodation and travel expenses on a single or couples policy and up to $10,000 on a family policy.
  • Hospital cash allowance. Provides a daily benefit if you are hospitalised overseas for an extended period of time, up to the value of $1,000 for singles and couples and $2,000 for families, to cover incidental expenses.
  • Accidental death cover. You can claim on your travel insurance if you or an insured family member dies as the result of an injury sustained while on holiday. The death benefit under the single and couples policy is $15,000 and $30,000 for the family policy.
  • Permanent disability and loss of income. If you are injured on your trip and become permanently disabled and unable to return to normal work, you can receive a benefit and an ongoing payout. Your permanent disability benefit could be up to $15,000 on a single or couples policy and up to $30,000 under a family policy. The loss of income benefit is paid up to the value of $5,200 for singles and couples and up to $10,400 under the family policy.
  • Travel documents and credit cards. A $500 benefit on a singles or couples policy and $1,000 on a family policy to replace lost or stolen travel documents, credit cards or traveller’s cheques.
  • Stolen cash. If you have cash stolen from you, you can claim for up to $250.
  • Luggage and personal effects. If your luggage or personal items are lost, stolen or damaged, you can claim up to $1,500 on a singles and couples policy or $3,000 on a family policy, where depreciation is applied to the items to calculate the benefit amount.
  • Luggage delay. You can be covered to purchase essential personal items if your luggage is delayed, to the value of $300 on a single or couples policy and $600 on a family policy.
  • Cover for travel delays. If your travel provider is delayed you can receive a benefit of up to $1,000 for singles and couples and up to $2,000 for family cover, for emergency and incidental costs.
  • Alternative transport cover. If you have to organise alternative cover for a special event on your holiday such as a wedding, funeral, sporting event or tour, you’ll be covered for up to $2,000 on a single or couples policy and $4,000 under family cover.
  • Personal liability insurance. You’re able to cover legal and litigation costs which arise against you, to the value of $2 million.
  • Rental vehicle excess. If you have to pay the excess on your rental car agreement, your travel insurance can cover $1,000.
  • Service provider insolvency. If a service provider you have booked travel, accommodation or tours through becomes insolvent, you can claim a benefit of up to $5,000 on a single or couples policy and $10,000 on a family policy, to allow you to make alternative arrangements and recoup lost deposits.
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Webjet Essential Travel Insurance Plan Exclusions

Just as you must carefully compare the features and benefit limits of travel insurance policies, you also need to compare the exclusions and consider how different providers limit their coverage. Webjet Essentials Travel Insurance will not pay if:

  • you acted in an irresponsible manner
  • you did not do everything in your power to reduce the loss
  • your claim is for consequential loss
  • your claim is the result of a situation that you knew had the potential to result in a claim
  • your claim is the result of an illegal ac
  • your claim is for reimbursement for anything confiscated, detained or destroyed by the government
  • your loss is recoverable through another form of compensation such as workers’ compensation, medical benefit scheme or government sponsored fund
  • your claim is for an event associated with riding or being a passenger on a motorcycle, moped or scooter, and you or the person driving did not have a valid Australian motorcycle license
  • your claim is for epidemic or pandemic
  • your claim is for loss that you suffered while travelling to a country with an Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs warning
  • your claim arises from any act of war, rebellion or revolution
  • your claim is for effects of a nuclear reaction or nuclear contamination, nor can your claim arise from biological or chemical materials designed for harm and destruction.
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Webjet Essential Travel Plan Assistance

Webjet is in the business of creating fun and unique travel experiences for all Australians, and as such they will take good care of you while you are travelling under their Essentials travel insurance policy too. With the Essentials policy you are still able to access the Allianz Global Assistance line for emergency assistance, advice or services.

You are able to contact the Allianz Global Assistance line in an emergency 24 hours a day, seven days a week, wherever you are in the world.

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Who is Eligible in Getting a Webjet Essential Travel Plan?

The Essentials plan from Webjet travel insurance is available to all Australian residents aged 75 years or under. To be sure of full cover and protection you must purchase your policy before you depart on your holiday, and you are eligible for the Essentials travel insurance policy if your journey starts and ends in Australia.

You then have a 14 day cooling off period after applying for Essentials cover, and if you choose to cancel your cover during this time, you will receive a full refund of any premiums paid, as long as you haven’t made a claim, you aren’t planning to make a claim, and you haven’t already left for your trip.

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Making a Claim with Webjet Travel Insurance

If you suffer an event that results in your needing to make a claim, you need to contact Allianz Global Assist as soon as is reasonably possible. You must provide Allianz with all pertinent information to the claim. This includes police and medical reports, valuations, receipts and proof of ownership.

You must co-operate with Allianz at all times and supply any reasonable information it requires.

Claims will be paid in Australian dollars. Claims will be paid to the policyholder unless you specifically instruct Allianz to pay someone else. The exchange rate that is applied will be the rate at the time the expense was incurred.

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Richard Laycock

Richard is the senior insurance writer at finder.com.au and is on a mission to make insurance easier to understand.

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