Travel insurance: worth the cost

You know what they say: if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel. That’s because leaving home without travel insurance could cost you much more than you imagine.

12 December 2019

You don’t have to be engaging in ‘risky’ activities or adventures for things to turn pear-shaped. Accidents and medical emergencies can happen to anyone – and usually when you least expect them. The cost to you personally when they happen overseas can quickly sky-rocket.

Travel insurance can cover a range of potentially costly and inconvenient events while you’re travelling. Lost or stolen luggage, cancelled flights and lost deposits can all add up to thousands of dollars – the cost of which can be covered by travel insurance.

Every policy is different in the value and conditions of cover – so it is important to read the ‘fine print’ in the Product Disclosure Statement. But the most important feature to look for in any travel insurance policy is ‘unlimited cover’ for emergency assistance, medical and hospital expenses while overseas. 

You want a memorable holiday for the right reasons. Wherever you’re planning to travel, comprehensive travel insurance gives you the peace of mind to keep the good times rolling.

Defence Service Homes Insurance is proud to announce we have partnered with Defence Health to provide travel insurance. Defence Health offers comprehensive travel insurance tailored to the needs of veterans, Australian Defence Force members and their families.

For more information, visit our travel insurance page or contact the Defence Health Travel team on 1800 622 499. 

Disclaimer: The travel insurance mentioned is arranged by Defence Health Ltd ABN 80 008 629 481 AFSL 313890. This insurance is issued and managed by AWP Australia Pty Ltd ABN 52 097 227 177 AFSL 245631 trading as Allianz Global Assistance for the insurer Allianz Australia Insurance Limited ABN 15 000 122 850 AFSL 234708. Terms, conditions, limits and exclusions apply. Defence Health, Allianz and/or Allianz Global Assistance do not provide any advice on this insurance based on any consideration of your objectives, financial situation or needs. Where advice is provided by Defence Health Ltd, it is provided on behalf of Defence Health Ltd and not on behalf of the insurer Allianz or its agent Allianz Global Assistance. Allianz and/or Allianz Global Assistance are not responsible for any such advice. Before making a decision please consider the Product Disclosure Statement. If you purchase a policy, Defence Health will receive a commission which is a percentage of your premium. You can ask for more details before purchasing a travel insurance product.