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“Avoid World Nomads”

Written on: 17/04/2019 by RobinHughes (1 review written)

I bought a single trip insurance policy to New Zealand for £193 but had to curtail the trip in transit after two days. No provision for cancellation or trip disruption, and no refund on the policy. I then found an ANNUAL travel insurance policy with better terms and conditions on Money Supermarket UK. For half the price… Read Full Review

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“Stonewalling; Pretending to not have docs / info”

Written on: 13/04/2019 by Campbellte1967 (1 review written)

I filed a claim around Feb 8, 2019, and they are still giving me the run around. "Send _____ document." Again? Why? and "Oh, this police report states differently from your claim, why?" I have already called your office in Ireland, put on hold at length, to explain that. Then, you change claims assistants multiple times, ask me to resubmit documents again and again; and claim to not know what's going on. 2. They don't *read* what you are writing. Necessitating an international phone call to… Read Full Review

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“Claim Department Terrible - Tripmate”

Written on: 12/02/2019 by Everett1957 (1 review written)

The reason you by insurance is so that you are covered. My baggage was delayed and I had PIR report and documentation and then denied my claim. Baggage Delay over a day is covered in the insurance. This is illegal for an insurance company to not uphold the plan that I bought… Read Full Review

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“First time for my girlfriend and I in 3 years of using...”

Written on: 01/08/2018 by tiRooney102 (1 review written)

First time for my girlfriend and I in 3 years of using this company that i needed to use their service . They were very helpful with finding a doctor. BUT, Problem with them is after you pay for the doctors visit and drugs needed out of your own pocket, you have to mail in the original receipts to them for them to reimburse you. I am travelling a year this time. This happened near the beginning of the trip. Im travelling countries with not so trust worthy mail services. So, i have to front the… Read Full Review

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“Unwilling to pay”

Written on: 12/01/2018 by Tomasw44 (1 review written)

I was affected by the Iceland air strike in December of 2017. I was supposed to fly to Newark then Bradley airport. My car was at Bradley aiport. I was able to fly to JFK. There is no way to get from JFK to Bradley except by UBER or a shared shuttle called the CT LIMO. I booked the limo and asked to be reimbursed. Nomads denied the claim. I would not recommend this company, and will not purchase from them again… Read Full Review

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“DONT CHOOSE WORLD NOMAD...”

Written on: 07/12/2017 by Warrenc91 (1 review written)

BE CAREFULL!! DONT CHOOSE THIS INSURANCE. THEY DONT REFUND ANYTHING IF YOU MISS FLIGHT. I MISSED A FLIGHT ( £250 ) BECAUSE OF PROBLEM CONEXTION AND THE HAVENT GIVEN ANYTHING. I PAID £87 FOR THE INSURANCE. UNFAIR DONT TRUST THEM… Read Full Review

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Written on: 08/12/2017

This is why booking all the way through with one airline is a good idea. If one of their legs is delayed it's their responsibility to get you on the next available flight. But if you've picked airline A to get you to a hub and the next leg with airline B, airline A's only responsibility is to get you to the hub. And airline B sees you as a new customer who simply didn't show up.
The one airline all the way may be a little more expensive, but it's saves all this hassle.

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“Don't waste money on this awful company”

Written on: 15/11/2017 by andrew1414 (1 review written)

Don't choose world nomads. They would not even refund me the remainder of my travel insurance when part way through a working holiday my travel companion/girlfriend had a family emergency. It was her immediate family and she was very upset. Most companies will refund a remainder of insurance if you cancel trip part way through for emergency. Insurance should help you in these unfortunate situations, and usually does. But when I submitted a claim they gave me no money, not even refund for… Read Full Review

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“Don't waste your money”

Written on: 01/10/2017 by Reidce9 (1 review written)

My husband is in Bolivia. After an eleven day hospital stay he requires a nurse for travel back to USA... they keep delaying a nurse getting down there to accompany him back. (They have a letter from his doctors requiring this) Now they need a day to translate before they will start the process. Delay Delay ...... and then they tell me it could be another 3-4 days. My husband has had major surgery and is now in a hotel of which I am sure I will have to hire an attorney to recoup… Read Full Review

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“Over 4 months to reimburse”

Written on: 26/06/2017 by Finchig52 (1 review written)

I decided to purchase travel insurance through world nomads which was a terrible mistake. I ended up breaking my arm on a snowboard trip in Austria and had to take an ambulance to the hospital. I had to pay over $500 dollars upfront for treatment. When I got home I find out they use TripMate as their partner for insurance and it has been over 4 months and I still have not received payment. I never received the first check they sent me and they refuse to put a tracking number on the check so I… Read Full Review

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“Does not cover cancellations or delays caused by airline.”

Written on: 10/03/2017 by John47501 (1 review written)

If you think you are covered if your airline cancels your flight or dealays it causing you to miss other flights. It does not!!! Our flight was cancelled by Royal Air Marc and they did not notify us. We even were sent to the terminal gate by the RAM ticket agent that morning, only to be told at leaving time our flight had been cancelled earlier in the week. Apparently this is fairly common with this Airlines. They have an F rating from the Better Buisness Bureau and do not respond to customer… Read Full Review

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“I was reccommended by a surf company to take up their...”

Written on: 19/07/2016 by MelNg (1 review written)

I was reccommended by a surf company to take up their travel insurance because it 'covers horse riding, surfing and diving'. What a load of crack this company has been and I wished I had read reviews and picked another insurance company. I fell off my horse and hurt my shin. Hobbled around because the swelling went down but towards the end of the trip it flared up and I developed a fever. A few days after returning home, the fever grew worse so I went to A&E and got scans done. Doctor… Read Full Review

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“Stay away from World Nomads!”

Written on: 30/04/2016 by Bradyna342 (1 review written)

Apparently, theft from your checked-in luggage is not covered as it is 'unattended'. It also seems that they are able to avoid paying a claim by defining items as 'valuables', which they do not cover without an additional premium. Unfortunately for us, that definition is left to World Nomads so could include anything. I had high hopes for World Nomads, but they refused my claim when my sunnies were stolen from my luggage en-route from Bangkok to Kathmandu via Mumbai. Sadly WN are just another… Read Full Review

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“BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE”

Written on: 16/03/2016 by 1965Cooney (1 review written)

Beware of world nomads. They  will do everything in their power not to reimburse a claim. My girlfriend got dengue fever in asia and she had to go to the hospital everyday for blood tests and check up by the doctor. They refused to pay the claim. They also refused to pay for the claim to reimburse us for a flight we already paid for but were unable to take because the doctor advised against taking a flight. We had full documentation to support these claims but they completely refused to… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Service”

Written on: 11/10/2015 by SaraMead (1 review written)

I am so happy with the service, I was unsure whether I could extend my insurance coverage as I'm still travelling. An email popped up from world nomads asking if I wanted to extend it. I clicked on the link and chose my date and it was as easy as that, and cheap compared to any other insurance… Read Full Review

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“It is NOT a good product”

Written on: 22/08/2015 by JazminWoodward406 (1 review written)

Do not buy this insurance. They do not cover theft of electronic equipment from a motor vehicle. (Section 21.3 b) and does not provide cover of cash. They are also absent in case of medical issues! there are plenty of better product on internet so please stay away from buying the insurance from this company. From and EX-customer Nino Atria… Read Full Review

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“DON'T COUNT ON WORLD NOMADS TO HELP YOU!”

Written on: 02/06/2015

My husband and I were in Sacred Valley, Perú. It was the eve of our long awaited first visit to Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, just after midnight my husband suffered a pretty bad gastrointestinal episode in our hotel room. Our itinerary called for a 5 AM wake up time. Needless to say, we were able to sleep only for about three hours... There was no way that we could continue with our itinerary, as he (and me, too) needed to rest and recover. Fortunately, we had arranged for a second day in… Read Full Review

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“What a miserable experience”

Written on: 17/01/2015 by Leonidasq13 (1 review written)

My family and I are halfway through an Around the World trip and are currently in Sri Lanka. After what we thought was careful research and on the recommendation of our travel agent we purchased World Nomads insurance. I would never do that again. Our kids got sick in Uganda and although the out of pocket costs only came to a few hundred dollars we figured we would go through the claims process. To do that we have to log in to our account. We have been working on resetting our password for over… Read Full Review

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“Nomad Travel Insurance”

Written on: 20/10/2014 by princeton07 (1 review written)

My review is been long due. I feel a responsibility to share my experience so fellow travelers have the option to chose. We bought the best option insurance for my husband and I just in case something happens. We had a few claims with some incidentals. First of all the process for submitting the claims is an ordeal. Clearly the company is making it very difficult to submit for a reimbursement.There is a pile of paperwork that needs to be submitted with redundant information. When they ask you… Read Full Review

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“No hassles on claiming”

Written on: 03/09/2014 by rgjohnson (1 review written)

After reading a whole lot of bad reviews I was terrified when my daughter caught chicken pox, leaving us unable to fly home as I was told they could not replace the flight until the children were deemed fit to fly (2 weeks later), nor could they confirm over the phone whether the flight would definately be rebooked. Whilst the uncertainty caused us alot of stress, the outcome was perfect. Upon submission of the fitness to fly a replacement flight was booked within 24 hours, and my claim for… Read Full Review

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“Worst insurance experience ever..”

Written on: 30/07/2014 by Lloydji482 (1 review written)

World Nomads Insurance has failed abysmally to provide the service it promises. A week ago I purchased travel insurance for my son, who had travelled the previous day. A very helpful agent sold me the policy by phone and provided the policy number. When the confirmation email failed to arrive, I emailed customer service, who over the course of a week, have claimed that the policy I purchased does not exist, despite my providing proof of payment to them. A week into my son's trip, the company… Read Full Review

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