Westpac Earth Platinum Travel Insurance

Posted June 2nd, 2010 and last modified July 10th, 2014

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If you do any sort of travel around the world you will no doubt be fully aware of the importance of having some form of travel insurance. There are many policies to choose from and many different providers. Wouldn’t it be great if you could eliminate the need to search for suitable travel insurance every time you go away somewhere?

Well there is a way you can have great travel insurance cover, without having to do any searching or shopping around, and just for using your credit card. Westpac customers can get Westpac Earth Platinum travel insurance just by having their Platinum credit card. It is one of the many great freebies that comes with this very competitive card, and is in fact a very comprehensive cover as well.

Some of you may have experienced the horror of having something go wrong when you go on holiday, but believe me if you are not covered by insurance, it can be like being stuck in a horrible dream. If you lose your luggage, fall ill, or have some form of accident, without cover you are on your own.

Therefore making sure you have a good cover is essential. Not only is the Westpac Earth Platinum travel insurance free to you as a card holder, but it covers you for most eventualities and situations that may occur on you travels.

Here are some of the things they will cover you for:

  • Medical and hospital expenses you may incur abroad, for example hospital care, nursing and even some dental treatment.
  • Loss or damage to personal property. They do not however cover you for anything that is taken for business purposes, so they really are talking about clothing, cameras, valuables and similar.
  • Cancellation expenses, so if for any reason something unexpected stops or delays your travel you may be able to claim.
  • Resumption of journey following the death of a family member. In other words if you are delayed or have to return home due to the death of a relative in Australia, you may be covered if you resume your journey.
  • Rental Vehicle Excess which will come in handy if you plan on hiring a car while away.
  • Funeral expenses, so that if you were to die, your funeral costs will be covered. This is as long as your death was not due to suicide or medical condition that was pre-existing.
  • Legal Liability which is very important whilst traveling in case of any accident caused by you that causes harm to another person or property.

Rewards

Part of the other reason why the Westpac Earth Platinum card is useful for travelling is it’s ability to earn Qantas Points. With this card you’ll:

  • Earn 1.00 Qantas Point per $1 spent on purchases when using your Westpac Earth Platinum Amex card
  • Earn 0.50 Qantas Points per $1 spent on purchases when using your Westpac Earth Platinum MasterCard
  • Earn points twice – once with your Earth Platinum cards and once with the partner – when you shop at a wide range of Qantas Frequent Flyer program partners
  • Earn one extra Qantas Point per $1 spent on purchases on selected Qantas products and services

An important thing to note is that from 17 June 2013 points will be capped at 3,750 per statement cycle.

There are many other benefits to Westpac Earth Platinum travel insurance and rewards, and of course many terms and conditions that we very strongly advise to read and understand, so you are completely aware of what you are, and are not covered for.

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12 Responses to Westpac Earth Platinum Travel Insurance

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    dedbra | February 22, 2014

    Hi I have paid for airfares to bali for 2 people on my platinum credit card 1 is under my name and the other under a another name..re travel insurance does this just cover for myself or for the other person I have purchased for

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    Charles | January 30, 2014

    Hi,
    I have a Westpac Earth Platinum Master Card and American Express -
    I’m travelling overseas for 10 days – am I covered for travel and medical insurance with these cards.
    Are there conditions.

    Thanks
    Charles

    • Staff
      Shirley | January 30, 2014

      Hi Charles,

      Thanks for your comment.

      I’ve emailed you a pamphlet with all this information. The Westpac Travel Insurance covers people up to and including 80 years of age, and you’ll need to have spent $500 of their prepaid travel costs and your return overseas travel ticket.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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    Graham | September 16, 2013

    My question is I have purchased a cruise for my wife and myself using my Earth Platinum Amex Card are we completely covered with travel insurance, I have always purchased insurance previously. If we are covered then I will not need to take out other insurance. What I am looking for is clarification. I have tried to contact Zurich Insurance by phone to no avail even though they say to call.

    • Staff
      Jacob | September 17, 2013

      Hi Graham.

      Thanks for your question.

      Best to read the product disclosure statement, it has all the information you need. Check page 29 for eligibility requirements and page 21 for information on documents to take with you overseas.

      Jacob.

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    Dawn | June 26, 2013

    How comprehensive in the travel cover? What pre existing conditions are covered and is there an excess on what is paid?

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      Jacob | June 26, 2013

      Hi Dawn. Thanks for your question. I have sent the policy document to your email address. This will outline the included benefits, how to apply to cover a pre-existing medical condition and the size of the excess you must contribute towards a claim. If you have to apply to cover a pre-existing medical condition, and you will need to contribute towards the claim by paying an excess. Jacob.

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    Iain | June 3, 2013

    How do I apply for the complementary travel insurance

    • Staff
      Jacob | June 3, 2013

      Hi Lain. Thanks for your question. To be covered by the complimentary international travel insurance offered with this card, you will need to meet the cover activation requirements set out in the policy document – once you do this, the cover is automatic. I’ve sent it to your email for you to have a look at. Jacob.

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    Diane | March 29, 2012

    I have a westpac earth platinum card which i used to purchase overseas travel for myself and my husband. do i need to inform the insurance company of our travel details?
    thank you
    diane myers

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