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Written on: 20/02/2013 by szqm (1 review written)
I was travelling to France on a non EU passport and therefore had to apply for a Schengen visa. Part of the visa requirement is to have travel insurance and as I have other insurance with SAGA thought that it would be easier to get travel insurance from them -- WRONG. The person answering the telephone and underwriters did not know what a Schengen visa is and it took me so long to explain why I needed insurance for Europe and not just France that I ran out of time and had to buy other… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/01/2013 by GlynisWall (1 review written)
Absolutely fantastic service from SAGA and First assist, infact my sister would not be alive if it was not for their excellent service. Ive read through some of these negative reviews, people upset because they cant access paper work! well all I can say when you have a life or death situation thousands of miles from home then SAGA came through 100%. My sister was taken ill on the first day of our holiday in The Gambia with appendicitis, she was taken to a dirty "hospital" that can only be… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2012 by pdwpoole (1 review written)
My wife and I had an enforced stay in Tunisia with our daughter and garnddaughter, after she contracted chicken pox. The policy covers the insured for £1500 for such an event. However, SAGA refused to cover the costs, because our granddaughter was not mentioned on the policy. We weren't looking for cover for her but cover for ourselves. The result was a loss of £1000 to ourselves. Hugely disappointing experience… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/10/2012
My mother fell while visiting me in Monaco and required a hip replacem)ent in The Princess Grace Hospital. First Assist took over absolutely everything and were friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. There was never a time when they couldn't answer a question directly and at no time did they even attempt to stray from the wording of their contract.(Staff training must be brilliant, well done!) It was a very difficult time for us but First Assist put our minds at rest and I would… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/07/2012 by junric (1 review written)
Took out anual insurance 2 weeks ago detailing all our medical conditions. Rang today to tell them I had cellulitis returned and they've charged another £58. I thought anual insurance would cover anything for the next year. Apparently not, if you develope an illness you are requested to inform them, and then they increase the premium. What's the point? May as well get insurance for each holiday elesewhere, we are now well out of pocket. E-mailed and phoned to complain, they just ignore you… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/07/2012
I had a kidney removed due to cancer 2 years ago. I then had bladder cancer, always a risk under such circustances, but this has been eliminated over time without the need for radoitherapy or chemotherapy. I take no drugs of any kind and I am now 100% clear of cancer. At 70 I am as fit as a fiddle, nothing wrong in any respect. I go hill walking and some climbing, and am still working. SAGA however dispute this by a total refusal to insure for a holiday. Their "experts" made their decision from… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/04/2012 by HiLand (1 review written)
I now know why it's called SAGA as any dealings with the company are a saga! I'm just over 50 and well used to IT technology but even I find any dealing with this company a complete nightmare. They use excuse after excuse and delaying tactics at every encounter. How many older people ever manage to access their policy documents through the complicated email and weblinks. If you do get a response it's either computer generated or with a completely unrelated header that's like to be mistaken as… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/04/2012 by Bilbo29 (2 reviews written)
I have a very dear friend who sadly has recently lost her husband. A wise man who took out insurance with saga for two cruises they had booked for this year. He recently passed away suddenly from a heart attack, for a 90 year old not such an unusual thing, but when his widow , herself 86 years old has tried to make a claim on this, very expensive policy, saga are attempting to wriggle out of paying compensation, claiming "an undisclosed medical condition!" Im sure he gave them his date of birth… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2012 by Lamplady (1 review written)
I took out Saga insurance last April. Rang them in August as i dropped my laptop and it broke. Was told i wasnt covered as I didnt have extended warranty and portable electricals are not covered, so I swallowed this. Rang again in March this year as I lost my watch on holiday and again they said you are not covered as you dont have cover away from the home. I remember taking out the insurance and asking specifically about jewellery being covered away from home, as I travel a lot and i was… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/03/2012
I just bought Saga insurance online, when they emailed the policy documents their website would not let me access them, crucial as I leave in 2 days and won't be home to collect post before I go. Instead it gave 0845 nos to ring. I rang and complained about lack of website access. Far from apologising, the operator told me that he did not like my attitude...ie that of customer annoyed by the total inconvenience of trying to get what I've paid for. Lives up to its name, turns a simple… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/03/2011
We have used SAGA over the last few years for single trip cover but this year we are going to Europe a few times and thought we get an annual trip cover quote. However, I have a proven aortic valve which is leaky and my husband had a stent fitted two years ago in his heart. Neither of these problems require follow up and both of us are deemed fit and healthy. However, we were refused annual cover and quoted a stupid amount for single trip insurance. The sales reprepresentative also sounded… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/02/2011
Very simple, Gatwick closed due to the snow, told by airport not to travel, printed it ll out. Phoned Saga who said it would only accept claim if we had booked in. Told them we had booked in 24 hrs before departure on-line. Had boarding passes etc. Saga then said that they would not accept on-line book in. We had to go to airport. Told them again that entire airport was closed and so couldn't book in even if we could get there. No joy. Claim refused. AVOID… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/12/2010 by lochmaddy (1 review written)
This is my first time with Saga Travel Insurance and my last. Was stranded in Gatwick last week,spent most of the day trying to get my ticket sorted to get to Glasgow.In the end got a tranfer from London City Airport and to Glasgow at 8pm. Had to stay overnight in hotel for my connection to the Western Isles, the next day.
Today hoping to get some help with missed departures , was told "we only give you missed departure if your going overseas ", nothing in the UK. Told her I thought my cover… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/11/2010
I bought saga insurance for a cruise holiday my husband and I were taking on the 24th April 2010, unfortunately due to the volcanic ash cloud rearing its head my husband who suffered a heart attack in 1998 felt under to much pressure to go ahead with the holiday, when buying the insurance I informed Saga all of our health issues including the heart attack and was accepted.
When I tried to claim for the missed holiday I was told that my reasons were not acceptable as I had not told them my… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/08/2010
My dad rang the SAGA travel insurance call centre for a quotation, not sure if he could get cover for his wife. The operator wasnt interested in listening, was very rude to this 70 yr old man and even told him to 'just answer Yes or No'He was so upset he put the phone down. He rang back later and asked for the duty manager, the next day he had a call from someone who said they would investigate and get back to him. 1 week later we are still waiting. My dad has since rung the Post Office… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/06/2010
I have had an annual policy with SAGA for 2 years. I declared my existing condition of gallstones. I recently report that I have been placed on awaiting list for surgery. SAGA cancelled my annual policy.
The operator informed me initially that my policy would continue but when I rang to ask where my written confirmation was I was told that the policy was being cancelled. This reflected my earlier experience that the operators are incompetent and mislead customers.
The company misleads the… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/05/2010
After buying annual travel insurance from SAGA, my mum (a non-smoker) was diagnosed, and successfully treated for lung cancer with a lobectomy. As she was recovering well, we arranged a trip to the Canaries. She phoned to check that her annual policy would still be valid. Although staff were generally polite when called, it took weeks to get an answer. The staff at Saga never phoned back when they said they would, the underwriters generally had been given the wrong information, or had just… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/04/2009
I have been a home insurance customer of Saga for some years. I have never made a claim, and I have paid my premiums, including interest, by direct debit. Recently, I decided to take advantage of a special offer by another company and cancelled my policy with Saga. The cancellation charge was a whopping £35. No reward for loyal customers then. My new insurers were astounded; they said this was the highest cancellation charge they had come across. Luckily, the new insurers were willing to… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/03/2009 by teddytom (1 review written)
I have just received a travel insurance renewal reminder from
Saga. It is showing a huge 42% increase over what I paid last year.
No explanation, no justification. A ripoff!
Do be sure to check alternatives before renewing with Saga.
I have, and have found at least five insurers quoting a lower premium than I paid Saga LAST YEAR… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/04/2007 by NeilHamp (3 reviews written)
Good overall policy providing you do not require anything unusual… Read Full Review
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