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Insurance for Life’s Special Events

Need to attend an event? Protect your trip with Cover-More

Not all trips are beach holidays – many people travel away from home to attend events such as weddings, sporting events, work conferences, and funerals. Yet sometimes it doesn’t matter how much planning goes into your trip to ensure you arrive at your special event on time, the unexpected can still happen and force you to change or even cancel your travel plans.

Wherever you are in the world, Cover-More travel insurance can provide cover for additional expenses caused by unforeseeable circumstances. Read below for more information covered by Cover-More’s special events travel insurance benefit (effective 31 March 2021), as well as consult our full PDS.

Ready to take the stress out of travelling to your event and purchase a policy? Get a quick quote online for Cover-More travel insurance or call us on 1300 72 88 22.

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Understanding coverage for special events

Got a destination wedding to attend? Or maybe your favourite sporting team is playing away from home?

Whether it’s for a wedding, funeral, prepaid conference, 25th or 50th wedding anniversary, concert, music festival, or sporting event, if you’re delayed during transit because of unforeseeable circumstances outside your control and are unable to arrive in time – and the event cannot be delayed as a result of your late arrival – you can submit a claim for the reasonable additional cost of using alternative public transport to arrive at your destination on time as well as the cost of the unused connection (less any refunds or credits you are able to get back from the supplier for that connection).

Please note the maximum benefit limit for this section is:

Premium Plan $5,000
Medical Only Plan No cover
Domestic Plan $2,000
Domestic Cancellation Plan No cover
Inbound Plan No cover

We will not pay for:

  • An epidemic, pandemic or outbreak of an infectious disease or any derivative or mutation of such viruses.

Please also refer to our General Exclusions and Policy Conditions.

Our special events policy benefit

When purchasing Cover-More travel insurance and submitting claims, it’s important to understand the policy. If you’re unsure of what we consider as a reasonable additional cost, our definition of additional is as follows:

“Additional” means the cost of the accommodation or transport you actually use, minus the cost of the accommodation or transport you expected to use if your journey had proceeded as originally planned.

Want to discuss our special event cover in more detail? Give the Cover-More travel insurance team a call on 1300 72 88 22. If you’re ready to purchase, get a free quote online.

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The information on this page relates to the Direct Cover-More travel insurance product effective 31 March 2021. Only available on the International Premium and Domestic plans.