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Old 23rd August 2007, 16:41   #16
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thanks for all your help guys, i am back from usa, if any one needs tips on chicago, new york and las vegas, just PM me.
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thanks for all your help guys, i am back from usa, if any one needs tips on chicago, new york and las vegas, just PM me.
Damn, one month in US and you have seen all those places?
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Max : Any suggestions on which insurance company i should use for travel insurance? icici lombard / bajaj allianz ..?

Max : My friend told me to go with USA based insurance company as it will be better.

bill1182 : TATA AIG travel insurance policy is best and cheapest.
Guys, specific question reg insurance : which insurance company & coverage plan is good ? Pls let me know your experience of any insurance company / plan that you have availed services of.

In case it helps, my mom's travelling tomorrow night to US, for the usual 2-3 month visit. Need to purchase the policy by tomorrow (11-Aug).

I have checked ICICI Lombard & will check Tata-AIG. Feedback is Indian service providers are not very prompt .. response is better if policy is purchased in US, with a US based service provider.

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ICICI Lombard : say they provide coverage for pre-existing conditions, has a premium calculator & on-line chat (not that the chat response agents provide satisfactory service). Can extend coverage (1 extn allowed - but agents dont know how or what's invloved). Refunds available if atleast 30 days coverage still left, and no claims done on that policy.

Tata-AIG : none of the above 3.

TIA !

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Old 8th January 2009, 18:54   #19
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Guys, URGENT Help Reqd:
I need help in escalating a service request with ICICI Lombard. Can anyone help me ?

I had taken up an overseas travel policy with them for my mom. As per their guidelines, I put in a cancel request (after my mom came back). Each call I make to ask about the status is responded to with a fresh request number. Now the service request is closed saying customer pending, inspite of sending in the documents.

* How do I escalate ?
* Is there anyone you know, working in ICICI Lombard, who can help me get this closed ?
* Is there a supervisor / manager contact number I can call ?
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Old 8th January 2009, 19:03   #20
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Technically, the travel insurance becomes invalid the time you land in India. I've used TATA and ICICI both for atleast 6 times in past 2 years, but never had a chance (or requirement) to cancel those.

Rest, if you are adament to getting it cancelled manually, refer this..

ICICI Lombard - Customer Care India

it has the direct contacts of the senior management.
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Old 8th July 2010, 14:49   #21
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i am again going to united states and again hunting for insurance. Last time i took insurance for icici in hurry but this time i am considering insurance company based in united states.

Last time, I did not face any incidence so really don't know how icici was going to treat me.
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Old 8th July 2010, 14:51   #22
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guys i found good web site with tons of information about travel, special 101

Travel Insurance 101 | Travel Insurance Review
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Just thought I willl give my 2cents on the need for Internationall Driving License :

I have made a number of Business trips to US and have faced no issues renting cars ( I usually take it only from Enterprise ) after showing my Indian DL ( an old Gujarat driving license which looks like a very small book and has the details written by hand - also with some text partly smudged after an unfortunate outing in the rain ).

Interestingly the Enterprise guys have a thick book that has photos of all driving licenses, and during one transaction I saw him compare my license to the Guj license photo in the book. But most of them dont bother to check at all.

I havent been asked for an International Driving License so far. I have rented cars in NJ, IL, MN and CA.

Okay, touch wood, I havent been stopped by Cops in US-yet; So I dont know whether that would be a different experience.

I hope I didnt go OT on this one...

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Old 13th July 2010, 03:23   #24
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bigzero, thanks for the post man. about the insurance, i learn trip cancellation covers cost of trip in case its canceled due to weather or death of some person in family or some other situations. Unfortunately, HDFC Rego do not offer trip cancellation cover and icici lombard only offers $500 for the same in platinum insurance plan which cost rs.1000-1200 more.

So now my choices are 2 HDFC REGO gold and ICICI Lombard gold travel insurance. I will be paying nearly rs.1300 in both and both cover other fancy stuff but no trip cancellation. I have 24 hours to decide so please post your suggestion and experience if any.

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Old 13th July 2010, 21:42   #25
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never buy policy from icici lombard read these reviews.
Should anyone ever buy ICICI Lombard? I don't think so - Immihelp Forums

i am considering buying insurance from US based company.
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My Mom is flying to US in Aug and I want to buy insurance for her. Now the main Qs is should I buy India insurance or buy from any US provider? Let me know if there is any specific US provider which you are aware off?

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I am traveling to US for about a month and a half. Need a travel insurance for myself. Looking at policybazaar.com, I am very confused about what to buy.

Please help.
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I havent been asked for an International Driving License so far. I have rented cars in NJ, IL, MN and CA.

Okay, touch wood, I havent been stopped by Cops in US-yet; So I dont know whether that would be a different experience.
International Driving Permit is just an Official English Translation of existing license. So if license is already in English, IDP is not a requirement.
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International Driving Permit is just an Official English Translation of existing license. So if license is already in English, IDP is not a requirement.
Not so. Some US States recognise the IDP ONLY, while others (surprisingly) accept the regular Indian driving licence ONLY. I usually carry both.

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I am traveling to US for about a month and a half. Need a travel insurance for myself. Looking at policybazaar.com, I am very confused about what to buy.
I'd say medical coverage of 100K should suffice.
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