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Thank you for taking the time to post!

I’m glad to hear that your experience with our claims process was easy. We strive to make submitting a claim as simple as possible. Travelex’ s coverage with no deductibles, lets you spend less time and hassle to receive reimbursement for eligible losses from us first, before any other collectible insurance.

We are looking forward to insuring your next trip! Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

Kind Regards,

Amber

Original review: Feb. 11, 2017

I will not use any other company from now on! From choosing the right plan, filing a medical claim, and receiving a timely reimbursement, this company is A+! We had to go to the Emergency room in Mexico and this company walked me through everything I would need to do and paperwork I would need to secure for our claim. Upon returning home they walked me through completing the claim forms step by step. Made the process very easy! We use this company for every trip we go on!

8 people found this review helpful

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After reviewing information in Rick Steves Travel Book, I decided to compare 2 insurance companies for coverage and rates. Heather, at Travelex, was most helpful. She took the time to patiently and thoroughly answer all of my questions. I decided to book the coverage over the phone and she walked me through all steps. I hope that, heaven forbid, I have to submit a claim - that that process will be as painless as finding and confirming coverage with Heather. Thank you.

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It was extremely easy to register and pick out my plan. Also, made me feel so much better traveling abroad! I was able to enjoy my trip to Thailand worry free! I will definitely be using this for all future travel out of the United States. Thank You Travelex!

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No problems signing up for policy. Price seemed good in comparison to other company quotes. Website easy to use, policy brochure very convenient and easy to read and understand. This is all I intend to write on this review, will review again after my trip.

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Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback!

We are so happy to hear about your experience and we are glad that Jay was able to assist you with all of your insurance needs. We look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

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Amber

Original review: Feb. 18, 2017

Our agent, Jay, was astounding. First she described offerings to fit our needs with our Operations Manager, who gave me her name and asked me to give all the traveler information. I was assisted in a very tedious task, which she made simple and pleasant. She was clear in communication of a vast quantity of numbers and absolutely organized to keep each client separated, while still managing our group concerns. After completing our business, I had to call her back and cancel two clients who had purchased insurance differently. She was professional, efficient and swift. I have strong confidence in Jay and thereby, in Travelex that DPE's group will have a safe and stress-free trip next week-- with the assurance of ample and reasonable travel insurance. Thanks very much.

4 people found this review helpful

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Thank you so much for taking the time to post your thoughts!

We are happy that you were able to get everything resolved quickly and painlessly. We hope you think of Travelex the next time you need Travel Insurance.

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

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Amber

Original review: Feb. 18, 2017

We discovered that our browser auto-filled the same traveler name rather than the 2 names I submitted. I called Travelex expecting push back or issues, but they quickly made the change and sent back a revised doc. Very painless and the agent was great.

4 people found this review helpful

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Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback!

We appreciate the excellent rating. We value your business and process claims with every consideration related to the details of the policy.

We are looking forward to insuring your future trips!

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

Kind Regards,

Amber

Original review: Feb. 12, 2017

I have always used Travelex for my trip insurance, and I have had excellent service. I appreciate being able to apply and receive coverage online. I did have to cancel a trip a few years ago, and Travelex covered all of the expenses. I was very satisfied with the experience.

7 people found this review helpful

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Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback!

We are so happy to hear about your experience and look forward to doing business with you in the future.

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

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Amber

Original review: Feb. 12, 2017

I was treated as a person who was a friend and important and not a first timer as they had some of the info. on hand. Great and easy. The person who I talked to was kind and interested for our safety. Thank you.

5 people found this review helpful

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Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback!

We appreciate the kind words and look forward to insuring all of your future trips!

Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

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Amber

Original review: Feb. 11, 2017

I used the mobile site to purchase some travel insurance for my upcoming honeymoon. Pricing was fair, everything was transparent, quick & easy. No unexpected costs and I promptly received the policy in the mail. I would definitely use Travelex again for future travel.

6 people found this review helpful

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Thank you so much for your kind words.

It’s important to our company to hear that our claims processes are fair and reimbursement for losses are received promptly.

Thank you again and have a wonderful day!

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Amber

Original review: Feb. 11, 2017

The lady who helped me register for the policy was very courteous and helpful. I have used your company in the past, and was hospitalized in 2008 in Vietnam. I had to also undergo several tests and ambulance rides. The company was prompt in reviewing and paying my claim.

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I purchased travel insurance with my airline tickets through Priceline. The only travel insurance available was through Transamerica Casualty Insurance Company which now I find is farmed out to Travelex for the trip protection. I have filled out 2 claims after I called the office in NY. I have not had any response at all. No email, no phone call or snail mail response to my claim. My sister whom I was going to visit became very seriously ill and passed away prior to my trip from Hawaii to Dallas, TX. I was able to successfully cancel the trip through Priceline.

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Don't be caught off guard! Stay away from travel agency CheapFareGuru.com and their affiliate TRAVELEX for trip protection. When my trip was canceled, I had a problem to contact CheapFareGuru for details. On CheapGuru website, they advertising 24x7 Customer Support. However, they have just one representative answering phone calls from California. Average of answer waiting time - 40 to 60 min. Actual agency is somewhere in India and they are working in local time without advertising their phones nor faxes etc. TRAVELEX advertised trip insurance as "Trip Cancellation/Interruption - Total Covered Air Ticket Cost." Clear and simple.

However, when I contacted them about trip refund, representatives explained that full reimbursement will be applied only in case of extreme weather conditions or airline union strike. In both cases, I would need to send to TRAVELEX written and valid proof about strike or weather. Agency didn't explain if I should contact airline union for such confirmation, however representative just advised to me: "It is your responsibility to supply valid documentation." After I open case on TRAVELEX website and filled up theirs forms, they sent me a lot of pages with insurance policy explanations and restrictions with different companies logo: TRAVELEX (23 pages), TRANSAMERICA CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY (letter), STONEBRIDGE CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY (20 pages).

Predators. That is all I can say.

7 people found this review helpful

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Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughts!

We appreciate the excellent rating. We hope that you think of Travelex the next time you are looking to insure your travel. If you want to speak to a representative, please call us at 1-800-228-9792, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm CST, and we would be happy to assist you.

Thanks again and have a fantastic day!

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Amber

Original review: Feb. 18, 2017

Very fast and complete online process; transaction and confirmation were instant. Very pleased with how easy it was to comply with the requirements. Would be even better if I could speak to someone when filling out the forms to make sure I was buying adequate coverage.

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We just recently purchased our policy and hopefully will not need to use it. The lady that I spoke with when I called was extremely helpful, courteous and efficient. Within a very short time she explained my options and emailed me quotes so that I was able to further review them, make my decision and easily complete my purchase online.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback!

We are happy to hear about your good experience with us, and we look forward to insuring your future trips.

Thanks again and have a great day!

Original review: Feb. 16, 2017

Your staff was very, very helpful. Very happy with the service and interaction with your staff. She answered all my questions and helped me purchase our travel insurance for our trip to Colorado. I was very pleased with your customer service.

2 people found this review helpful

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Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback.

We appreciate you being a loyal customer of Travelex Insurance Service, and we recommend you consider the Flight Insure Plus Multi-Trip Plan, for your future trips. Please feel free to contact our Customer Solutions Team at 1-800-228-9792 with any questions you may have.

We look forward to insuring your future travel. Thanks again and have a wonderful day!

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Amber

Original review: Feb. 11, 2017

I always go to Travelex. They have an easy to use website and they are rated highly. I use flight accident insurance for all my trips. It is a good feeling to know my kids would be taken care of. It is the company I always use.

6 people found this review helpful

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Travelex is a leading travel insurance provider, with more than 650 locations worldwide. Each year, more than 1.3 billion travelers pass through one of their gateways.

  • Multi-tiered pricing: They offer three pricing tiers with clearly laid out coverage levels.
  • High-limit medical coverage: Get medical expense coverage of up to $100,000 per trip.
  • Children travel free: With the right plan, children under the age of 21 are included at no extra charge.
  • Extended trip duration: Single-trip policies will cover vacations of up to 180 days.
  • Trip interruption coverage: In the event of an interruption, certain Travelex plans cover 150 percent of the cost of the trip.
  • Best for Leisure travelers, adventurers and family trippers.

Question and Answers - Travelex Insurance Services

What problem is Travelex Insurance trying to solve?

Travelex Insurance protects travelers from the unexpected expenses and assists in dealing with unforeseen events which could occur while traveling.

What sets Travelex apart from the competition?

Travelex is extremely proud of our "ExFactor" advantage over the competition which entails our experienced people, excellent protection plans and exceptional customer care. We pride ourselves on the fact that every client, customer, travel agent is treated as a VIP. We understand that many people do not understand travel insurance; our clients can rely on Travelex to provide the most appropriate plan with excellent service before, after and during their trip to be sure their needs are met.

What needs does Travelex fulfill, and how do you fulfill those needs better than your competition?

The Travelex protection plans offer 24-hour coverage for trip cancellations, flight delays, medical emergencies and evacuations and much more depending on the plan purchased. Many of the Travelex plans provide First Payer Coverage with no deductible. This means we pay first but may recover funds from medical & other collectible insurance plans. Our plans are available through major travel providers including tour operators, cruise lines, and thousands of travel agents across the country as well as online at www.travelexinsurance.com.

What’s the most common misconception consumers have about your industry?

Most people do not understand the need for travel insurance. In today's world there are so many uncertainties that can impact their trip investment, for example: trip cancellations due to natural disasters such as volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes; trip delays, sickness, injury, terrorist attacks, delayed baggage and the list goes on. The cost of one of these events would in most cases more than cover the cost of a Travelex protection plan.

How has your industry changed in the last 5 years to 10 years?

Prior to 9/11 the participation rate of travelers purchasing travel insurance was approximately 4%. Today approximately 33% of travelers who have undertaken significant travel (either traveled abroad or spent more than a week away from home) stated they have been covered by one or more types of travel insurance.

In addition, to more people purchasing travel insurance, more and more sales channels have been established and grown. Ten years ago the majority of travel insurance was sold by travel agents, tour operators and cruise lines. Today credit card companies, banks, online travel agency, airlines and travel insurance aggregators all sell a considerable amount of travel insurance in addition to the traditional channels.

What is something you wish every consumer knew about Travelex Insurance?

Travelex Insurance Service is part of the Travelex Group which is the world's largest retail foreign exchange specialist. Travelex Group located in London, England serves retail customers directly providing foreign exchange, pre-paid currency cards and international payment services through a range of convenient channels. Customers can choose to do business with us in store, online or via our extensive network of ATMs.

In addition Travelex Group also works with a range of business partners to offer foreign currency services to their customers. We have long-term strategic relationships with a number of airport operators, retailers, travel agents and financial institutions who rely on us for retail foreign exchange, outsourcing and wholesale banknote solutions.

Has Travelex received any awards or recognition your customers would like to know about?

Travelex Insurance Services is a seven time winner of the Virtuoso Best Specialty Provider Award. This Award is unique in that the Virtuoso travel advisors vote for the winner. The fact that Travelex is continually recognized with this award is a tribute to the quality protection plans and exceptional service we provide every day to travel agents and travelers alike.

How has Travelex Insurance grown or evolved?

Travelex continues to modify and upgrade our plans to meet the needs of today's travelers. The company has progressed through the evolution of travel insurance products which started as a simple flight accidental death and dismemberment plans offered mainly through airport counter locations, to today where Travelex offers more comprehensive travel package plans sold through multiple venues including travel agents, tour operators, cruise lines and online travel agencies.

Our plans have mainly evolved with the needs of the leisure traveling public by including features such as a pre-existing medical waiver on most plans, a family friendly kids free plan, pet insurance provisions and a 'cancel for any reason' upgrade – to name a few.

How does Travelex measure success?

Customer satisfaction is the key success measurement for Travelex Insurance Services. When Travelex is able to meet or exceed our customers’ expectations our distributors are more likely to sell more insurance, travelers are more likely to become repeat customers and both are more like to be advocates of our company attracting more customers for us.

Travelex measures our customer satisfaction through customer feedback surveys, industry review site ratings, agency attrition rate and customer testimonials.

Travelex Insurance Services Company Profile

Company Name:
Travelex Insurance Services
Address:
9140 West Dodge Road, Suite 300
City:
Omaha
State/Province:
NE
Postal Code:
68114
Country:
United States
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Website:
https://www.travelexinsurance.com/