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iTrek
Itrek Travel Insurance bills itself as "Low Cost Travel Insurance"; well I wanted to see about that. Half the insurance websites out there already bill themselves as low cost. One way they can do this is because they are an online company with no expensive overhead. Itrek Travel Insurance is the travel insurance arm of Chartis, a property casualty general insurance company with a 90 year history and 40 million clients...
Travel Insurance Direct
Travel Insurance Direct is 100% Australian owned and underwritten by Lloyds. One of their slogans is "At TID we don't believe in small print". Travel Insurance Direct (TID) only deals with Travel Insurance. The very first thing you see when you log into their site is the online quote area. I tried it and found it very simple, even I had no problem. I got a fast quote telling me exactly what it would cost me and what was covered...
Worldcare
Worldcare Travel Insurance is another online company that many have come to love. I found this insurer while browsing through a forum and saw a few people praising this firm. They were able to save an average of a few hundred dollars on their quote, and making a claim had never been easier...
Insure4Less
Insure4Less was actually a company recommended to me from a friend before he set out on his Christmas adventure. I haven't heard of this insurance provider before so I was destined to do a bit of research about them. Right away what grabs me when I got to their website is: Cheap Travel Insurance - Cut Out The Middleman's Commission! I just had to see what this was about. What middleman were we cutting out? I had to see how this works...
Cover-More
The first thing that grabbed my attention with Cover-More was on their website, the first thing you see is their phone number right there at the top of the page. When you are having a problem and stressed out, you don't want to dig around for the number to call, it's right there!...
Southern Cross
Southern Cross Travel Insurance is an Australian company that sells their services purely online. There have been many praises regarding online insurance companies lately because many have found them to be cheaper and more convenient to access. Overhead costs to hire workers, open a branch, etc. are removed, which in turn, lowers the prices of their quotes and premiums...
1st for Women
1st for Women, this definitely catches your eye right away. Is this insurance for women only? Well, apparently it is, if you are a woman over 25 with a good driving record...
1Cover
1Cover was one of the first insurance companies I discovered a few years ago when many people were saying that they offered cheap policies and premiums. Back then, 1Cover only offered Travel Insurance, but have now grown to offer Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Life Insurance, Caravan Insurance, and Landlord Insurance...
BankWest Insurance
BankWest Insurance was established back in 1895 by the Government of Western Australia to help develop the State's farming industry. The Bank incorporated in 1990, and then in 1994 changed its name to the Bank of Western Australia Limited, with the trading name BankWest. All the insurance policies offered are underwritten by VERO Insurance Limited. Vero can trace its origins back to 1833 in Australia. While their website was well laid-out I found only the basic information there. To get the specific details and to be able to make an informed decision I had to go to their Product disclosure Statement...
RACQ
I went to RACQ Insurance's website to check them out. The first thing that got my attention was the website was colourful but easy to read. You could see where you needed to go right away...
Westpac Insurance
Established in 1817 under the name Bank of New South Wales, it was the first bank in Australia. I think it will be hard for anybody else to beat that. Over the years and through many additions and acquisitions, in 1982 with Commercial Bank of Australia, it became known as Westpac Banking Corporation. In 1979, while still under the Bank of New South Wales name, they sponsored a helicopter Rescue Service that is known today as Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service. I know you're probably saying, all that's really great but, what about their insurance plans?...
Medibank
Medibank is an integrated private Health Insurance and health services group, insuring 3.4 million people. They operate over 100 stores and agents and have 50 clinics across Australia. They offer Private Health cover for hospital and ancillary services, Workplace Health, specialised Travel Health Advice and Services, and access to Life, Pet and Travel Insurance...
Apia
Apia Insurance is a familiar name to us all. I have seen their advertisements and commercial many times on TV and on posters, and even have several family members and friends taking out their insurance policies with the firm. I knew it was time for me to blog a formal review about the Apia...
AMP
AMP Insurance, which originally stood for Australian Mutual Provident Society, has been around for over 160 years being founded in 1849. AMP has merged with AXA and they decided they needed a new logo. On the top of their page you will see their new logo. The AMP Spark, with help from their customers was born. The spark represents endless possibilities...
HBF
HBF Health Insurance began in April 1941 as the Metropolitan Hospital Benefit Fund; in October 1945the Metropolitan was dropped to become the Hospital Benefit Fund. In October 1994 their mascot "Ted" first appeared as the star of Hospital Benefit Fund commercials. In March 2000 their name was shortened to HBF. HBF is a not-for profit organization. There are no shareholders which mean they put more money back into your pockets. 87.9% of all contributions go back in member benefits...
QBE Insurance
In Australia QBE Insurance provides service through 50 offices in every state and territory. They have been named Insurance Broker of the Year by the National Insurance Brokers Association for the past ten years. They have been in the insurance business for 125 years. In 1886 North Queensland Insurance Company was formed and by 1959 they were known as QBE. They have won numerous awards over the history of the company...
Columbus Direct
Columbus Direct is a Travel Insurance company underwritten by Lloyds. In 2011 they won the highest star rating from Canstar CANNEX for outstanding value based on product and price...
GIO
GIO Insurance, which stands for Government Insurance Office Insurance, was founded in 1927 to provide Workers Compensation Insurance. In 1941, the law was changed to allow them to include Life Insurance too. So as we all know, GIO is no upstart, they are here for the long haul. Their catch phrase at the top of their website is "It's a Trust Thing". After all, isn't that what you're looking for in an insurance company? After researching their website, they really seem to be deserving of that trust, and I decided to start on this review...
Australia Post Insurance
Australia Post Insurance was a surprise to me. I never knew Australia's postal service would have an insurance branch to provide Travel Insurance and Car Insurance. I browsed through their website, first for curiosity, but after reading through a few pages I decided it was time for me to write, yet another review...
Budget Direct
Budget Direct Insurance is a big and famous insurance company that I am sure you have seen either being featured on TV, on posters on the train, bus, billboards, and even online. I have heard many of my friends give exceptional feedbacks regarding them for the amount of benefits the company provide, and I have witnessed with my own eyes that it is true...
PeopleCare
When I went to PeopleCare Health Insurance's website I was surprised, it was a very contemporary, upbeat and youthful looking site. PeopleCare Health Insurance plans are insured under Access Gap Cover, previously called Lysaght PeopleCare. PeopleCare is member-owned and a not-for-profit company...
RACV
RACV began its history in 1903 as a Motor Club to serve the Victorian community known as the Automobile Club of Victoria. Check out the "About US" tab on the website for some interesting old photos. RACV is a full service Motor Club offering everything from road assistance, insurance, finance options through golfing and resorts. I try to sort through a few of their insurance offerings for you...
Real
Real Insurance came into the market in 2005. When they entered the insurance market there were already multiple insurance companies competing for business. Their core purpose is to "protect the quality of people's lives". They say they want their customers to understand exactly what they are covered for, providing easy to understand insurance, and documents that are easy to read. Their goal is to "cover all customers all the time"...
NAB Insurance
NAB Insurance, which stands for National Australia Bank Insurance, with over 40,000 employees and 1,800 branches worldwide, NAB is no minor player. Their business model is providing quality products, services, fair fees and charges, and relationships built on the principles of guidance and advice. Since that is what they say, I wanted to see if it was true. They offer an impressive list of brands connected to their company such as Clydesdale Bank, Yorkshire Bank, Bank of New Zealand and Great Western Bank...
RAA
RAA Insurance, which stands for Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, began as The Automobile and Motor Cycling Club of South Australia in 1903. By 1904, it had amended its name by deleting the words Motor Cycling'. In 1911 the club was reconstituted as an Association, and in 1928 received its Royal patronage. However, it was not until 1959 that it was formally known as RAA. While RAA offers a membership plan for its Automobile Association with a full range of benefits from discounts on shopping, accommodations, theme parks, road service, etc., we are going to look at the insurance aspect of their business...
Bupa
I pulled up the Bupa website with no expectations, I wanted to explore their website and see what their story was, and what they had to offer. First I checked who they were and where they came from. Bupa has been around for over 60 years to Mutual Community, the name by which they were previously known as. Right now they provide service to over 3 million Australians...
SGIO
With a history dating back to 1926, SGIO Car Insurance has been around for quite some time. SGIO's parent company is Insurance Australia Group (IAG), an Australian-owned company. SGIO is an acronym for its previous name, State Government Insurance Office...
CUA Insurance
CUA Insurance's history can be traced to a few small credit unions in the 1940s. Through numerous changes they became Credit Union Australia in 1980. CUA is Australia's largest customer-owned financial institutions. I went to the "About Us" tab on the website where I checked a few things out. First they show you pictures and backgrounds of all their board members. They do the same with their executive management team. I found this refreshing as you can put a face with who you are talking to. Almost everything about CUA is available for viewing from how they are set up to their ethics statement...
Allianz
Allianz Insurance is not a new name in the Australian insurance industry. They are nationally recognised to provide a variety of insurance products for Home and Contents, Car, Boat, Travel, Life, Pet, Worker's Compensation Cover, and CTP. Numerous numbers of awards have been awarded by them throughout the year. No wonder more than 2,000,000 people have chosen to buy their policies from them...
AAMI
The first thing I noticed on the AAMI Car Insurance website was the number of policies available. Of course, I've seen this before, but I liked the simple, easy to navigate website. It can be hard to design a "neat" website layout when there's so much information to provide, but AAMI did a great job...
ANZ Insurance
ANZ is among the top 4 banks in Australia, the largest banking group in New Zealand and Pacific, and among the top 50 banks in the world. It first opened as the Bank of Australasia in Sydney in 1835 and in Melbourne from 1838...
Vero
Vero Insurance can trace its history back to 1833 when the UK based Alliance Assurance is established in Australia, writing one of the country's first ever life assurance policies. In 2003 after many mergers and acquisitions the name became Vero. As one can see, they are no newcomer to the show...
OnePath
To start off, OnePath Insurance has been around for over 130 years. They were previously known as Mercantile Mutual and ING Australia, a familiar name known to many of us. OnePath also owns several financial service providers such as: RI Advice Group, Millenium3, SuperConcepts, Oasis and financial services Partners...


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