All the big Travel Insurance companies and their agents operate online. Its a great way for them to cut costs by selling directly to you. Traditionally people purchased their travel insurance from their travel agent when buying their tickets. By cutting out the middle men you can save a lot of money buying travel insurance online.
One of the main concerns people have for buying online is safety of their personal information including credit card details. The main things to look out for are:
- Purchase from a reputable company
- Look for the padlock symbol in the bottom right of your browser window when entering details
- Don’t send cash or use money transfers
- If your web browser gives you a security error or warning
Apart from saving money, the best part about buying online is that you can easily compare travel insurance from different companies. We have a quick comparison section where you can get some useful information about the different insurers but you will need to go directly to their website to get a quote. This includes 1Cover, Travel Insurance Direct, iTrek Travel Insurance, AAMI, Allianz, NRMA, Insure 4 less, World Nomads and more.
Also make sure that you read reviews from customers to find out what their experiences are. Often you can’t tell how a company will handle claims or provide support when you are overseas. First hand experiences will give you this information.