The Mozo Experts Choice Awards recognise products that offer customers the very best in the market.
The Exceptional Value awards recognise travel insurance policies that are among the best-priced for the cover they offer. For these awards, we obtained a range of quotes on 271 different travel insurance policies encompassing Basic cover, Comprehensive cover, Annual travel policies, and policies that cover you for cruises and winter sports.
The Exceptional Quality awards recognise premium travel insurance products that offer the very highest levels of protection and benefits. We examined 60 different travel insurers, comparing a wide range of features including the generosity of cover limits, activities covered and policy exclusions.
For details on how we crunched the numbers and determined our winners see our Travel Insurance methodology report.
The Mozo Experts Choice Awards recognise products that deliver exceptional value or benefits to consumers and have been running since 2014.
Travel insurers don’t pay to be in the running and we don’t play favourites. Our Judges base their decision on hard-nosed calculations of value and quality, using Mozo’s extensive product database and research capacity.
Experts Choice Awards are awarded only to the top products that meet the selection criteria in each awards category.
No, but we certainly made an effort to compare as many international travel insurance policies and travel insurers as possible that are available for Australians. The total number of quote data compared for the Exceptional Value awards was 271 policies and the top cover from 60 travel insurers for the Exceptional Quality awards.
To be considered for an Exceptional Value award for Basic products, an insurance policy simply needed to have unlimited overseas medical cover. To be considered for the Comprehensive award and for the Ski, Cruise and Annual categories, they needed unlimited medical, at least $7,500 of luggage cover per traveller and at least $15,000 cancellation cover per traveller.
Value for Basic and Comprehensive products was judged on the average cost over 4 different destinations for a family of 4 travelling for 14 days. Cruise and Ski cover was judged based on quotes for a single destination (Japan and South Pacific, respectively). Annual products were judged on a 12 month plan for a single traveller taking trips of up to 30 days each. Price variations for Seniors were not considered.
If you’re after a low cost option travel insurance option for your next overseas holiday a good place to start is to review our winners list for the Exceptional Value awards. Our experts crunched the data on a range of customer scenarios and these were the insurers and plans that came out the cheapest.
The cost of travel insurance depends on a number of factors including the length of your trip, age of travellers and destination. Many insurers also have additional cover options for things like sports cover and pre-existing conditions. These may increase the cost of insurance. To get tailored quotes based on your travel needs, try our Travel Insurance Search Tool.
Our research team is headed by our Data Services Director and our Product Data Manager who have over 50 years of combined financial services experience and 22 years in online financial comparison.
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