AIA Hong Kong has launched AIA “iTravel Protect” single trip travel insurance plan. The plan goes beyond conventional protection to provide first-in-market1 cover for “Missed flight departure”2 and “Extended cover to pre-existing illnesses”3. Customers will be reimbursed for missing a flight departing Hong Kong due to reasons such as strike, adverse weather or unexpected road conditions2. The plan will also reimburse customers if they suffer from pre-existing illnesses including asthma, diabetes mellitus, hypertension and allergies, etc., during the journey3. AIA “iTravel Protect” fills the protection gap by providing cover for all levels of Outbound Travel Alerts4 (OTA), full cover for medical expenses for people under age 18, and no cover restrictions on the depth of dives or altitude of hikes for leisure while existing travel insurance plans in the market typically do not cover Amber OTA, only provide a maximum 50% of medical expenses cover for people under age 18, and impose depth or altitude cover restrictions on dives and hikes for leisure. Moreover, the plan features optional benefits, including “Destination Wedding and Photoshoot” cover, which is not commonly found in the market.
In addition to purchasing through AIA financial planners, customers can also purchase the plan via AIA iShop or the “AIA Connect” mobile application, which allows customers to buy, reschedule, extend the cover and make a claim anytime and anywhere at the ease of their fingertips. From today until 31 January 2020, customers who purchase AIA “iTravel Protect” at AIA iShop and input the promotion code “AIA100” can enjoy an instant HK$100 rebate. An additional HK$100 rebate will be offered for a subsequent purchase. Offers are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis5.
Ms. Bonnie Tse, General Manager, Corporate, Strategy and Wealth Management of AIA Hong Kong & Macau, said, “Guided by our ‘customer-centric' philosophy, AIA ‘iTravel Protect’ single trip travel insurance plan provides first-in-market1 ”Missed flight departure”2 and “Extended cover to pre-existing illnesses”3 protections as well as cover against various unexpected travel incidents, offering customers a more comprehensive travel insurance product that bridges the market gap with better and more extensive covers. With this highly customisable and flexible plan that caters to changes in schedule and arrangement of thematic activities, customers can travel the world with peace of mind and live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.”