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Domestic

All of Australia including Lord Howe Island, Thursday Island, Christmas Island, Cocos Island and Norfolk Island

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Pacific

Bali, Indonesia, New Zealand & South Pacific. (Choose Worldwide for Hawaii)

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Asia

All Asian countries except Japan. (Choose Worldwide for Japan)

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Europe

All European countries
(including Turkey) and the Russian Federation.

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Worldwide

All countries including North & South America (including Hawaii), Japan, Middle East, Africa & Antarctica.

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Cover for an unlimited number of trips over a 12 month period*.
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Budget Travel Insurance

While having an unlimited amount of money to spend while travelling is the dream, most of us travel on a budget. We understand that you want the best deal whether you’re a globetrotting retiree, pensioner, backpacker, student or family. Our economical travel insurance policies are designed to help you keep to your budget without compromising on cover.

Fast Cover provides affordable options for those travelling in Australia or overseas. We offer 3 different policies to cater to different travel insurance budgets. Whether you have a small budget for travel insurance or want comprehensive cover, we can provide a policy which covers what’s important to you on your next trip.

 

Do you really need travel insurance?

Travel insurance provides cover for you if you experience an emergency on your trip. Without it, you could face some hefty bills for emergencies such as medical care or replacing lost or stolen items. The Australian government, your Medicare card and private health insurance may not cover you for any overseas medical costs. This means you’ll have to foot the bill no matter how large it is. We’ve seen medical bills as high as $1,000,000!

 

Who should budget for travel insurance?

The Australian Government’s Smart Traveller website says “if you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel.” You should always include a travel insurance budget in the plan for your overall holiday expenses so that if the worst happens, you’re covered.*

You can also purchase a policy with less cover if you are partially insured through other providers or credit card companies and want to top up their cover. You would then claim from the other provider first and have cover to make up any difference.  

To qualify for a Fast Cover policy you’ll need to:

  • be an Australian resident or hold a 457 visa
  • purchase your policy before you commence your journey
  • start and end your journey in Australia

 

Budget does NOT mean limited

Nothing is more important when travelling than your health and safety.  Fast Cover’s cheapest plan with medical cover is our ‘Medical Only’ policy which offers you the essentials, including Unlimited* cover for Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance and Medical and Hospital Expenses.

Compare the levels of cover with your budget in the below table.

Medical Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Hospital Cash Allowance^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– $2,500 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Daily Limit (per person)

$50 $50 $50 $50

Accidental Death

sub-limits:

––– $25,000 ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Death of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Permanent Disability^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Permanent Disability of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Loss of Income^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $10,400 $10,400 $10,400

Weekly Limit (per person) - up to 26 weeks

$400 $400 $400

Financial Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 ––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 ––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:
Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Personal Liability

$2,500,000 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000

Additional Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $50,000 $30,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000

Resumption of Journey

$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Luggage & Personal Effects

sub-limits:

––– $7,500 $5,000 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500

Personal computers,video recorders or cameras (per item)

$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Mobile phones (including PDAs and any items with phone capabilities) (per item)

$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

All other unspecified items (per item)

$750 $750 $750 $750 $750

Luggage and Personal Effects stolen from a Locked Storage Compartment of an unoccupied vehicle during daylight hours (limit of $200 per item applies)

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Travel Documents, Credit Cards & Travellers Cheques^^

––– ––– $2,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Alternative Transport Expenses

––– $5,000 ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Rental Vehicle Insurance Excess

sub-limits:

––– $5,000 Optional Optional Optional Optional

Return of Rental Vehicle

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Travel Delay Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $2,000 ––– $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Daily Limit (per person)

(we will pay up to $200 for each full 24 hours beyond the initial 6 hour delay)

$200 $200 $200 $200

Luggage & Personal Effects Delay Expenses^^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Theft of Cash^^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Snow Sports Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Snow Sport Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– ––– Unlimited –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000

Snow Sport Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– ––– Unlimited –––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500

Own Snow Sport Equipment

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Sport Equipment Hire

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Ski Pack

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

Piste Closure

sub-limits:

––– $1,000 ––– ––– $1,000 –––

Daily Limit (per person)

$100 $100

Bad Weather & Avalanche Closure

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

Please note: This is only a summary of benefits. Exclusions and sub-limits apply to each cover type. Benefit limits shown are for Single and Duo (per person) policies. Family policy benefit limits apply for the whole family and are double the corresponding benefit limit under a Single policy, except for certain benefits - please refer to the table of benefits in the PDS for full details.

 

^There is no cover under these Policy Sections while travelling in Australia. There is cover under these Policy Sections while travelling on a domestic cruise in Australian waters where you have purchased Plans A, S or B (selecting Region 3) or Plan M. Refer to the "Geographical Regions" section of this PDS for details (pages 12 to 13). ^^ There is no cover under these Policy Sections while travelling in Australia - refer to the "Geographical Regions" section of this PDS for details (pages 12 to 13).

The Medical Only and Standard policies are popular among budget conscious travellers who don’t require extensive cover for everything on their journey.

Why Fast Cover is a good option for travellers on a budget

You don’t have to pay an extraordinary amount for travel insurance. Compare quotes on travel insurance and you’ll find that Fast Cover offers affordable policies that can provide cover for you wherever and whenever you travel.

You can travel with confidence on any budget with a Fast Cover policy knowing:

  • You’ll have Unlimited* overseas medical emergency cover
  • You have access to 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Fast Cover is underwritten by Allianz.
  • Your travel insurance policy comes with a 14 day “no questions asked money back guarantee” cooling off period.

It’s simple, affordable and exceptional travel insurance.

Why Choose Fast Cover?

Buy a Duo travel insurance policy with your mate, sister, brother, parent, child, cousin, work colleague... and you’ll SAVE 5% and get 50% OFF excess reduction. 6

Great cover at competitive prices. 9 *

Travel with confidence knowing our Emergency Medical Assistance is uncapped. 4 *

Uncapped medical & hospital cover. 3 *

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Frequently Asked Questions about Budget Travel Insurance

  1. Can I buy a policy while I am overseas?

    No, we CANNOT offer policies to travellers who are already overseas. Please contact Allianz Global Assistance on 02 9998 7854, they may be able to offer you a Travel Insurance policy for your specific travel requirements.

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  2. If I get sick or injured and go to hospital, do I have to pay the hospital fees first and then make a Claim?

    If you are hospitalised, please contact Allianz Global Assistance as soon as possible. If you are too ill to do this, give your Policy details to your medical team, who will be able to contact Allianz Global Assistance on your behalf.

     

    If the cost of the treatment is significant (more than $2000), Allianz Global Assistance will communicate with your medical team as to your condition and treatment. If approved, Alliance Gloabal Assistance will be your guarantor and pay the hospital directly for your hospital bills.

     

    If the cost of the treatment is under $2,000, you may need to pay for your costs upfront and make a claim at a later date.

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  3. If I am overseas and need medical assistance, who do I call?

    If you have an emergency while you are travelling, contact our Emergency Assistance Team on the following numbers:

     

    AUSTRALIA 1800 010 075

    CANADA 1800 214 5514

    CHINA (NORTH) 10 800 6100 434

    CHINA (SOUTH) 10 800 261 1323

    FRANCE 0800 905 823

    GERMANY 0800 182 7635

    GREECE 00800 611 4107

    HONG KONG 800 900 389

    INDIA 0008 006 101 108

    INDONESIA 0018 036 1098

    ITALY 800 787 451

    JAPAN 0066 3386 1052

    MALAYSIA 1 800 81 5102

    NETHERLANDS 0800 023 2683

    NEW ZEALAND 0800 778 103

    SINGAPORE 800 6162 187

    SPAIN 900996115

    SWITZERLAND 0800 561 361

    THAILAND 001 8006 121 082

    UNITED KINGDOM 08000 289 270

    UNITED STATES 1866 844 4085

     

    For all other countries call reverse charge: +61 7 3305 7499

     

    You can also send the travel claims team an email on: travelclaims@allianz-assistance.com.au and also the medical team on email: medical@allianz-assistance.com.au

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  4. If we are unsure whether we are going skiing or snowboarding, can we upgrade to a ski policy whilst we are travelling?

    Yes, you can upgrade to the Comprehensive Snow Plan S policy while you are travelling buy paying the difference in price.

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Australia's most
popular destination
is NZ +

60% of overseas travel was for a holiday +

2/3 of overseas spending was for holiday +

*See Product Disclosure Statement for full terms and conditions and exclusions and limits that apply. ^ For travellers aged 80 and over, additional terms and conditions apply. #Available with our Comprehensive policies only. **No cover is provided for pregnancy, childbirth or related complications unless it is a single, uncomplicated pregnancy up to and including 23 weeks. In any event we will not pay medical expenses for regular antenatal care, childbirth at any gestation or care of the newborn child. Complications mean any secondary diagnosis occurring prior to, during the course of, concurrent with, or as a result of the pregnancy, which may adversely affect the pregnancy outcome.

+Statistics based on 'Travel by Australians' quarterly report for June 2013, 'Tourism Industry Facts & Figures at a Glance' September 2012, Cruise Industry Source Market Report: Australia 2013 and Fast Cover Customers

1The premium paid is refunded within 14 days after you are issued your Certificate of Insurance provided you have not started your Journey and you do not want to make a claim or to exercise any other right under the policy. 3Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses. 4Emergency Medical Assistance. 5The cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits begins from the time the policy is issued. 6Buy a Duo policy and save 5% versus the cost of two single policies. Excess reduction discount is based on the cost of excess reduction under a Duo policy versus the cost under two single policies. Duo policies do not provide cover for any dependant children. 7Your children or grandchildren not in full time employment who are under the age of 21 and travelling with you on the Journey are included at no extra charge. 8Spouse (or legally recognised de facto) and Dependants covered for free when accompanying primary policyholder. 9Based on a 0-59 year old travelling to the Pacific region for 4 weeks, Plan E Standard with an excess of $200. 10Provided you have not been hospitalised (including any day surgery or emergency department attendance) for the condition in the 24 months prior to the time of policy issue.

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