In this Fast Cover Travel Insurance review, we take a look at the company, and give you the good and the bad.
Fast Cover Travel Insurance is a newer player on the Australian travel insurance market. They were founded in 2010, and pride themselves on “travel insurance made simple”.
They’ve teamed up with Allianz Global Assistance as their Emergency Assistance provider (the underwriter of the Fast Cover policies). Allianz Global Assistance has a team of over 12,000 people working in 34 countries.
Fast Cover has call centres based in New South Wales and Queensland.
Fast Cover seems to truly get that people want a simple, easy website. The first thing we noticed about their website was that it was colorful, easy to use, and made travel insurance seem approachable.
They cater to seniors, and offer a travel insurance quote if you’re in your 60’s, 70’s, 80’s or even your 90’s.
They’ll cover you for 44 pre-existing medical conditions, as long has you haven’t “been hospitalised (including any day surgery or emergency department attendance) for the condition in the 24 months” before the policy was issued.
They do offer some pregnancy cover, which is something that we haven’t seen advertised often. Make sure you check your specific policy carefully to make sure you’re covered during your preganancy.
We LOVE that you can make a claim online (as well as by phone and snail mail). Most of the Australian travel insurance companies we’ve looked at don’t offer an online claims process.
Fast Cover Travel Insurance review: Disadvantages/Drawbacks
I almost hate to say it, because I’m honestly tired of overly complicated travel insurance websites, but the Fast Cover site does seem… well… almost too simplified.
Seniors take note here: There’s a whopping $2,000 Medical Excess for travellers 80-89 years old, as well as a $5,000 Medical Excess for travellers 90 years old or older. Note: the excess only applies to injury or sickness claims.
How to Get a Quote
You can get a quote for Fast Cover travel insurance for Australians online on Fast Cover website or through the widget below.
Check out our reviews for 1Cover travel insurance, World Nomads, World Escapade or Travel Insurance Direct, or our reviews for family, student, domestic travel and cruise travel insurance for Australians.