Had to cancel trip 9 months before departure because wife developed an consuming aversion to a European vacation, due to repeated incidents of terrorist violence there. Contacted Squaremouth, who refused to consider a refund.
In contrast, the travel company refunded both airfare, and cruise fees. As a result, I would not recommend Squaremouth to anyone contemplating travel.
When I bought the insurance, the policy said it included travel delay. About a week or two before we left for our trip the airline changed the time of one of the legs of our flight. The leg they changed gave us 2hrs instead of 3hrs to get through customs, recheck our luggage and go back through security. The airlines said it wouldn't be a problem. Well it was a problem. Our flight came into Miami from London on time, but getting through customs took almost 2 hours. When we got to the counter to check our bags they said we missed the flight so we had to go stand in another 2-hour line for them to get us on another flight. The next flight wasn't until 2 p.m. the next day. The airline was unwilling to provide any assistance. After calling about my insurance policy they said I didn't have a claim, because the type of delay I experienced was not covered. I guess once a company gets my money they don't feel they have to fulfill any obligations they have to me. I was delay by no fault of my own, but yet I am out almost $400 in hotel and meals in the airport plus a lot of aggravation and commitments I missed getting home a day late. Plus, my parents who also had your insurance experienced the same loss and aggravation.
My complaint is with Tin Leg and Seven Corners. I had a trip delay which was not accepted because delays have to be caused by a common carrier. Tin Leg's Schedule of Benefits shows a Trip Delay being a minimum of 6 hours delay. Because we missed our flight because of a accident to the airport this was not covered. This is a typical insurance scam, don't pay and see what happens. Because the loss to me was missing one night at Secrets in Cancun, $606.39 in does not pay to use my lawyer, but small claims court might be the answer.
Very long to pay claim + their support people do not follow through ... Very poor
I felt I should had received more for my claim. I had receipts that were not considered in my final settlement.
Because of health reasons we were not able to make the trip to China. You folks were notified but no refund was given. We were given a credit for future trip but had to give dates for new trip in short period of time. This was not possible so we will lose all premiums paid for this trip.
In the end we were satisfied that the claim was paid unde the cancel for any reason provision of the policy. Claim agents were helpful.
1. Regular customer service hours are too limited--just business hours on weekdays. We had some specific questions about coverage over the weekend and had to wait for a definitive answer until Monday morning. We did try the 24 hour emergency number but were provided only limited and vague answers about coverage details. (We specifically needed to know exactly how the 3 day deadline for cancel for any reason was defined, since it is not clear in the policy language.)
2. Claim form we were provided by email was not the correct form, but the company accepted it anyway. We later found a more appropriate form on-line but did not submit that since the other one was already under way.
Overall it was a good experience and we recommend Tin Leg. Their prices are good and they have a 75% cancel for any reason option--many other insurers only provide a 50% policy.
First time I made a travel insurance claim. This was for an emergency hospital visit in Lucerne. I provided all the information I could think of, but I still thought the claims dept would require more. Not the case. They approved and closed the case much quicker than I expected and with absolutely no fuss or hassle.
Excellent choice of carriers, excellent service far beyond my expectations.
Tin-leg did not refund Airline cost of trip. After 3 calls to claims office I found out they needed documentation saying that no refund was issued from USAir. They sent me no explanation of benefits. Very disappointed for a high rated company on your website. I purchased the best policy too.
It took me a lot of effort and continuous contact with Tin Leg
to finally get the claim processed and met, even with all the information submitted by me and received by them.
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