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As always, the information in this post is from one traveller to another. We aren't travel insurance agents. We have spent years abroad and have gotten to know the ins and outs of the industry, but if you have any travel insurance questions, please talk to a qualified travel insurance agent or broker. Finally, always consult your insurance policy since that is the legal document to which you are agreeing.

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.
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Policies and coverage can change at any time, without warning. This article is only intended as general advice. Please check your own policy carefully.

Advantages/The Good

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.

Kids are covered free. Fast Cover family coverage lets dependants under 21 travel free of additional charge.

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.
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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 the Fast Cover website.

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.

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