Mozo’s 2018 Experts Choice Travel Insurance Awards reveal the best value policies to help Aussies save

Monika Gudova

Thursday 09 August 2018

Travelling is expensive. After paying for accomodation and flights, shelling out more money is probably the last thing you want to do. But as the saying goes, if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel. That’s where Mozo’s Experts Choice Travel Insurance Awards come in. The recent awards have found you the best value policies on the market so you can spend more on the fun parts of travel.

Mozo’s 2018 Experts Choice Travel Insurance Awards reveal the best value policies to help Aussies save

Mozo’s judges have been working tirelessly comparing 271 travel insurance policies from 71 different insurers to find the policies offering Aussies the best value travel insurance. The award winning policies were the most cost-effective in the most scenarios, while meeting a minimum level of quality.

“No matter how tight your travel budget is, travel insurance should be considered a must-have. Our Exceptional Value Awards recognise the travel insurance policies that are offering great cover at competitive prices,” said Mozo Data Manager, Peter Marshall.

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There were a number of Exceptional Value categories this year, covering everything from annual travel insurance policies to cruise and ski cover. But the two categories likely to catch most travellers eyes are Exceptional Value Basic and Exceptional Value Comprehensive Travel Insurance.

Exceptional Value Basic Travel Insurance

The Exceptional Value Basic Travel Insurance winners needed a baseline of unlimited overseas medical cover. Winners in this category included Budget Direct, Go Insurance, itrek, Woolworths and World2Cover, which also took out the top gong as Travel Insurer of the Year.

“Basic cover is great for those who want to be able to opt out of extras where they don’t need them and save money that could be spent elsewhere,” said Marshall.

Exceptional Value Comprehensive Travel Insurance

To be considered for the Exceptional Value Comprehensive Insurance category, travel insurance policies must have a minimum level of cover, notably medical, luggage cover and cancellation.

“We need to have these qualifiers in place to distinguish between basic and comprehensive cover,” said Marshall.

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World2Cover took out two awards in the Exceptional Value Comprehensive Travel Insurance   category, for their Top policy as well as their Essentials policy.

Other winners in the comprehensive category included Southern Cross Travel Insurance for their Single Journey policy and Webjet for their Comprehensive policy.

“No matter the level of cover they choose, Australian travellers are looking to stretch their dollar far and find great deals,” said Marshall.

“Our Experts Choice Travel Insurance Awards does all the legwork so you can travel with confidence knowing your policy has you covered.”

For more, see our full list of 2018 Mozo Experts Choice Travel Insurance Award winners or  visit our travel insurance comparison tool to compare policies from a great range of providers.

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