In case you didn't notice, we know a few things about travel insurance. So, if you're looking to find cover for your trip, you've come to the right place. Comparetravelinsurance.co.nz compares travel insurance from a range of brands... but don't be fooled, things may not be as they seem! Although there are many brands, there are only a handful of insurers in New Zealand that actually issue and underwrite the policies that you purchase.
Pick a reputable underwriter
When you take out a policy, you're paying the insurance company and the underwriters a fee to cover your risk. If something goes wrong, you could end up in a world of pain if your policy isn't backed by a reputable underwriter with an experienced claims team. The whole point of travel insurance is to help you, not just in the event of a medical emergency, but also when you have to make a claim. Fortunately for you, all brands listed on our site are underwritten by reputable insurers. All brands listed offer 24/7 emergency assistance to help you in your time of need. All brands listed are supported by a strong claims team that make it their priority to have legitimate claims paid fast. We do our best not to list riff raff!!
Compare underwriters for more options
If you're struggling to find cover for a particular scenario, perhaps for a pre-existing medical condition you may have success looking at policies from different underwriters rather than comparing several standard policies from the same. There is likely to be more variance between what's covered and what's not between different underwriters or niche brands.
Some of New Zealand's major travel insurance underwriters to look out for include: Allianz, Lloyds, Great Lakes, Tower and QBE.
Who underwrites who?
We've put together an impressive list, but it's important to note that it is not exhaustive. There are plenty of other brands in the market. We don't want to trick you about our service either, so we've marked which travel insurance brands we provide quotes for, and those that we don't. Check out which insurer is behind each policy to help you in your hunt for the best cover for your holiday.
Do we compare quotes?
|1Cover||Lloyd’s of London|
|American Express||ACE Insurance Limited|
|AA Travel||Allianz Australia Insurance Limited|
|Air New Zealand||Great Lakes|
|ASB||Tower Insurance Limited|
|ANZ||QBE Insurance Limited|
|AMP||Allianz Australia Insurance Limited|
|Cigna||Cigna New Zealand|
|Columbus Direct||Lloyd’s of London|
|Countdown||Cigna New Zealand|
|Cover-more||Zurich New Zealand|
|Downunder||Allianz Australia Insurance Limited|
|Kiwi Cover||Allianz Australia Insurance Limited|
|NIB||Cerberus Special Risks Pty Limited|
|NZ Travel Insurance||Allianz Australia Insurance Limited|
|NZ Post||Tower Insurance Limited|
|QBE||QBE Insurance Limited|
|Southern Cross||Southern Cross Benefits Limited|
|State||IAG New Zealand Limited|
|STA Travel||Allianz Australia Insurance Limited|
|Tower||Tower Insurance Limited|
|TID||Lloyd’s of London|
|Worldcare||Allianz Australia Insurance Limited|
|World Nomads||Cerberus Special Risks Pty Limited|
|Webjet||Allianz Australia Insurance Limited|
|Zoom Travel Insurance||Certain Underwriters at L'loyds|