THe claim process was cumbersome, painfully slow, and apparently the staff is very overworked not being able to process submitted claims for at least two weeks once received. Even when requested, communication was by mail rather than email which further slowed the process. The company either did not know how to handle claim materials submitted by email attachments or the company server was set to block all attachments. I received different explanations as to why my attachments could not even be opened. A simple line in the application form stating that email attachments can not be opened would have been helpful and saved about a month in the claims process for me. Since I work as a graphic designer sending out files as attachments on a daily basis to many businesses, I know that I know how to create, compress, and send files in spite of John Hancock (Sevencorners) trying to tell me that it was all my problem.
Having said that, I felt the compensation, once received, was the expected amount based on the description of what I purchased. I only had to refile one item of which I have received notification that I will be reimbursed.
Over all the cost of the insurance was very reasonable compared to the policy price offered by the cruise company. The Squaremouth web site was very helpful in finding a policy to cover only the items I was interested in having covered. Squaremouth gets 5 stars, having to use the purchased insurance which generally means your trip is severly hampered gets 0. I am grateful that we received reimbursement, 5 stars; how long it took and the process for getting the reimbursement, 2-3 stars.
I have sent claims for myself and my son and your insurance company said we need to submit medical bills that list our name, which we already submitted but in Japanese not in English as the medical cost incurred in Japan. A representative confirmed this should be processed as they have a translator to read the Japanese medical bill, but when I called back to follow up for the status, they repeats the same excuse for not processing... I had the same conversations three times already and they keep asking me to wait for 10 more days each time and it's been already 1 month passed since I sent a claim initially. They just need a translator to read the bill. If they can't even process in foreign language bill, they should not offer an international travel insurance policy.
I made a claim at least 2-3 weeks ago. I was told a letter was sent to me concerning what else is needed. I have received nothing and I am getting no support whatsoever from you or the insurance company . I am at the point where I am ready to report this to the insurance review board in Illinois and publish negative remarks on yelp, Facebook and ano other online rating system. Please contact me. XXX XXX-XXXX
We had two issues in dealing with the insurer. First, before we left, my husband had some health issues, but we didn't have time for him to get tests to confirm a firm diagnosis. We did have an MD letter recommending that he not travel until his condition could be diagnosed. We talked several times with the insurer to try to cancel the trip if it would be covered by insurance. They would not give us an answer--said we had to cancel first and then the would let us know if the insurance would cover the cancellation. We were not confortable cancelling without knowing whether coverage would apply, so we decided to take a chance and take the trip and use the medical and evacuation coverage if his condition was serious. Believe me, this was very stressful for both of us. Fortunately he had no issues during our travel but I felt that this was NOT the way our issue should have been handed.
The second issue was with and accident that I (the wife) had during the trip involving a fall with severe injury to my left arm. I filed a claim for the medical cost, which I am told will be reimbursed, but I have not yet heard from the insurer regarding the claim I made for the change fee for my return flight--I had to change my departure airport because I was advised in writing by the ship's physician that I should not drive an auto, and I had planned a driving trip at the end of my cruise.
1) Squaremouth? John Hancock? Who is whom? I was not clear if I was dealing with representative of insurance company or go between.
2) It took many months for my claim to be settled. Apparently more information had been requested via email, an email that I did not receive. When I called to
inquire about the status of my claim, it took a couple of calls to ascertain the status of my claim.
3) I had questions regarding aspects of my claim; it was hard to get questions answered adequately.
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