Travelex Travel Insurance Review – 2022 Update

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Travelex Insurance Services has been in business for over 55 years.

Based in Omaha Nebraska, the company offers highly customizable protection including trip cancellation, medical and medical evacuation. Travelex covers children under 17 at no additional cost, and carries an A+ rating with the BBB.

Rating Components

-Plans

-Coverage

-Added Benefits                                                                               Travelex Ad

-Financial Strength

-Reputation

-Price

My overall rating is a 4/5 (Excellent).  When compared to other travel insurers, Travelex offers some of the most comprehensive travel insurance policies available.  Their financials are strong and they offer outstanding 24/7 customer support.

Travelex Plans

Travelex travel insurance provides customizable protection for travelers through their plans.

  1. The Travel America Plan provides a wide range of coverage for you and up to seven traveling companions for trips within the United States. These benefits include emergency medical expenses, trip inconvenience which could provide reimbursement for events such as closure of ski resorts, golf courses and beaches because of certain unforeseen conditions and roadside assistance and car rental collision coverage to help keep you protected on the road.  Coverage is also extended for pre-existing conditions, if the plan is purchased within three days of your final trip payment.
  2. The Travel Basic Plan provides protection for a variety of unforeseen circumstances.  If you sustain an injury or become ill while traveling, Travel Basic can offer emergency medical assistance, plus medical and dental expense coverageWhether your trip is across the state or to the opposite side of the country, Travel Basic provides the essential insurance benefits you need for an affordable price
  3. The Travel Select Plan, on the other hand, provides comprehensive protection with a cancel for any reason benefit, additional sports and medical coverage, car rental collision coverage, and even an air accidental death and dismemberment clause.  If your trip is delayed, interrupted, or cancelled because of sickness, injury, death, inclement weather, business reasons, pregnancy or other covered reasons, Travel Select can provide coverage for incurred expenses.  Travel Select also provides primary coverage with no deductibles, as well as 24/7 access to travel assistance.
  4. Flight Insure and Flight Insure Plus provide two levels of protection for flight insurance.  If you are one of those travelers wanting added security and reassurance during long distance flights, these plans offer, flexibility, affordability and protection against common mishaps like travel delays and in-flight accident.

 

Travelex Coverage Options

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Benefit Travel Select Travel Basic Travel America
Trip Cancellation 100% of insured trip cost 100% of insured trip cost 100% of Trip Cost up to $750
Trip Interruption 150% of insured trip cost 100% of insured trip cost 150% of Trip Cost up to $1,125
Trip Delay $2,000 ($250/day) $500 ($250/day) $2,000
Missed Connection $750 $500 $2,000
Baggage Delay $200 $100 $1,000
Sporting Equipment Delay $200 $2,000
Emergency Medical Expense $50,000 $15,000
Emergency Medical Evacuation $500,000 $100,000
AD&D $25,000 $10,000 $25,000
Kids-Included Pricing Yes No Coverages Shared Between Insured and Up to 7 Traveling Companions
Travel Assistance Included Included Included

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Benefit Flight Insure Plus Flight Insure
AD&D Common-Carrier (Air Only) Select Coverage Select Coverage
Trip Delay $100 $100
Baggage & Personal Effects $1,000
Baggage Delay $500
Emergency Medical & Dental Expense $10,000
Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation $100,000
Travel Assistance Included Included

Added Benefits

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Travelex travel insurance benefits help protect the most important parts of your trip.

  • Trip Cancellation and Interruption-Financial protection for canceled or interrupted trips.
  • Trip Delay-Reimbursement for unplanned expenses during trip delays.
  • Emergency Medical and Dental-Coverage in the event of an unexpected injury or sickness.
  • Emergency Medical Evacuations and Repatriation-Medical evacuation to the hospital of your choice.
  • Baggage and Personal Effects-Protection if your valuables are lost stolen or damaged.
  • Missed Connection-Coverage for cost resulting from missed flight connections.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment-Coverage in the event there is loss of life, limb or sight on your trip.
  • Travel Assistance-24-hour travel, medical and concierge assistance.
  • Primary Coverage-Automatically included, your approved claim is paid first with no deductible.
  • Pre-Existing Conditions-Pre-existing medical conditions can be covered when the waiver is in effect.

Financial Strength

In order to provide travelers with the most competitive products in the industry, Travelex Insurance Services has partnered with the following underwriters:

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company holds financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best, and A++ from Standard & Poor’s.

Zurich Insurance Group

Zurich Insurance Group, headquartered and founded in Switzerland, is a leading multi-line insurance provider that serves its customers in global and local markets.  Zurich holds financial strength ratings of A+ from AM Best, and AA- from Standard & Poor’s.

Reputation

Travelex Insurance Services receives favorable reviews from 7 out of each 10 reviews posted.  It should be noted that in most cases, unfavorable reviews were the result of people who were unhappy about the outcome of a claim.  I have been around the insurance industry most of my adult life and I know for fact that an insurance policy will only pay for covered claims.  In other words, any claim filed for a loss specifically excluded in the policy will be denied.  Please be sure to review the policy before making the purchase.

Price

As you would expect, the cost of travel insurance depends upon several variables including, Destination, length of trip, age of travelers, and cost of the trip.  Also, the Travel Select plan, a more comprehensive travel plan, will cost more than the
Travel Basic plan.  With those facts in mind, I find the Travelex Travel Insurance Plans are a good buy for the money.

Conclusion

Given all the uncertainties we face today, travel insurance should be included in the planning process if for no other reason, than to provide peace of mind.

I look forward to reading your comments and don’t forget to share this article with friends and family.

5 thoughts on “Travelex Travel Insurance Review – 2022 Update”

  1. One thing that I believe most of us don’t plan for when going on a vacation trip is an emergency but its good to be covered while we are having fun because you don’t know what could happen and to have this kind of coverage is good to help just in case something happens and medical attention is needed. Thanks so much for sharing I did not know these types of insurance existed.

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    • Norman,

      Thank you for the feedback.  My goal is to provide valuable and informative information for all people looking for direction in the insurance buying public.  If this article hit the spot for you than mission accomplished.  However, I am always looking for ways to improve.  Interested in Knowing if you were left with any unanswered questions?

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  2. Peace of mind during your travel is essential.

    Money is less important than peace of mind.

    You want to focus on the travelling not on the nuisances.

    This is what a good and reputable insurance company takes care of you.

    From my experience, reading the fine print of the policy is very important.

    It helps you know what you really to be covered with and make sure your insurance options cover those.

    Your cost depends on your coverage.

    Travelex is a reputed company in travel insurance industry. 

    I wish insurance companies should pay you a portion back of your cost, when you never had to use them. However that never happens.

    This is great review with all necessary details.

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    • Anusuya,

      Thanks for the feedback.  Insurance is a subject few people enjoy discussing.  My goal is to provide content anybody can read and hopefully understand enough about the subject matter to make an informed decision.  I’m interested in knowing if I was able to achieve that goal with you?

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  3. Just returned from a getaway to Miami. As a part of my travel plans, I purchased a travel insurance policy from Travelex. The process to purchase the policy was quick and easy. Even though there was no reason to file a claim on this trip, the peace of mind I felt made the purchase worthwhile.

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