Katrina Greeves

Katrina Greeves

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    I am moving to australia in a month and I am looking for work along the coast in queensland, wondering wheres the best spot?

    You might consider a combination of travel insurance and health care, just until you're settled as a permanent resident. You don't mention where you live now, however you can take a look at our plans to see if they suite you: http://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/prices-and-benefits.aspx Safe travels, Katrina over 6 years ago

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    I am moving to australia in a month and I am looking for work along the coast in queensland, wondering wheres the best spot?

    Hi Katelyn, Katrina from WorldNomads.com here. Your trip working around Australia sounds great! There is so much hospitality work available in many different areas.Take a look at these websites for some working holiday jobs: Travellers at Work - http://www.taw.com.au/ - they have heaps of jobs across Australia, particularly in Queensland. I am sure they can help get you started. The Job Shop - http://www.thejobshop.com.au/ - has an excellent range of jobs, focusing mainly in Western Australia The Work and Travel Company - http://www.worktravelcompany.com/ - also offer a great job placement service and specialise in setting you up with work and trips in between. They also do travel packages so you can see a bit of the country between jobs. Seek - http://www.seek.com.au/ - The place Australians go to find work. You'll deal with general recruitment agencies here and employers direct. I'd try the 3 working holiday companies first as they'll help place you and just keep and eye on Seek for once you're settled here. As for travel insurance vs health insurance: it really depends on if you'll be a permanent resident or not. (i.e the type of visa you are on) and what you want it for. If you are not a perm. resident, then you can buy expat health insurance in Australia, but you'll pay more. This will then give you access to health care in Australia. This wont give you access to repatriation or other insurance cover like travel insurance will (ie. if you get seriously injured and you need to return home for long term medical treatment). Travel insurance is made for non-residents, wanting emergency medical treatment and emergency medical transport (including repatriation home to your usual country of residence/citizenship if medically required). It may not cover you for medical check ups or non-urgent medical treatment and the insurer may choose to send you home for treatment / long term care. It will also cover you for a range of other benefits (depending on the plan you choose), including baggage, lost passports, cancellation / trip interruption benefits. Please do read the policy wording carefully, as this will explain the coverage in full over 6 years ago

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    I need a travel insurance for 1 year , do you have that product?

    Hello Paulina, it's Katrina from WorldNomads.com We offer 2 travel insurance plans for residents of Chile to travel and study overseas (including Canada). You can view these plans here to see if they suite you: http://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/prices-and-benefits-country.aspx?Country=CHL Please do read the full description of cover contained in the policy wording to make sure you understand what is covered, what is not covered and the limits and conditions that apply. If you have any questions about coverage, please contact our customer service team: http://www.worldnomads.com/contactus.aspx Safe travels over 6 years ago

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    I was born on the 25 of December 1945. This is 6 days prior to the limit. Can I buy and pay a difference for those 6 days?

    Hello Adan Katrina from WorldNomads.com here. Unfortunately it is not possible to upgrade or buy cover with the plans we offer if you are over the age limit our underwriters can cover. This is a requirement from our underwriters as our plans are designed and priced for a single age limit. The plans we offer do have different age limits depending on your country of residence (which you don't mention) These are valid as of 3 September 2012: USA residents: under 67 years old Canadian residents: under 60 years old Australia & New Zealand residents: Under 66 years old UK & Ireland: Under 60 years old All other countries: under 66 years old For others reading this answer: All travel insurance policies are different, and the plans we offer differ depending on your country of residence. Please do read the terms and conditions and the full description of cover (policy wording) for full details on who can be covered: http://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/prices-and-benefits.aspx If you have any questions, please do contact our customer services team directly: http://worldnomads.com/contactus.aspx Safe travels, almost 7 years ago

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    wanting travel insurer to insure 67 year old traveller from Australia . Been travelling over 2 years, now in Germany

    Take a look at ihi Bupa - they may have a plan to suite you: http://global.ihi.com/travel%20insurance.aspx almost 7 years ago

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    How do I obtain a police report from France now that I'm back home safely?

    Hi - Katrina again. I've just sent you some more advice by email. I do hope you've been able to talk to your insurer again (they're not one of ours here at WorldNomads.com) so I can only give you some general advice. For everyone else reading this - if something happens to you while travelling and you think you can claim the expenses from your insurer: 1. report the incident to the police AND other relevant authority (travel company, tour operator, airline, hotel) as soon as the incident happens (or as soon as reasonably possible afterwards). Tell everyone, and get everything in writing. 2. get copies of everything. It's worth the effort later on if the insurer asks you for it once you're back home. Ask for written statements from everyone you speak to. It's also worthwhile to take down notes of times, places, who you spoke to, what you asked for, or perhaps why they refused to give you something in writing etc. so you've got this just in case the insurer needs it. 3. read your travel insurance policy documentation carefully so you understand what the insurer may be covered or not covered. This will help you submit your claim too and resolve any disappointment early if you find there is actually limited cover available. 4. Don't assume or take the word of anyone else about what you should do, what's included in your policy and how you make a claim. It's likely they don't know exactly which policy you have and how it works. Talk to your insurer and read the policy wording - that is the only way you'll know what you're covered for (and not) and what you'll need to make a claim. 5. Finally, you always have every right to make a claim. Don’t get put off by one insurance service agent having a bad day. It may feel tedious to fill in the claim form and gather copies of your receipts and other written evidence to the insurer to back up your claim. However without this detail, the insurer wont be able to assess your claim fully. Good luck! almost 7 years ago

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    How do I obtain a police report from France now that I'm back home safely?

    Hi - Katrina from WorldNomads.com here. Really sorry to hear you got robbed in Paris but glad to hear you got home safely. Now that you're home, I understand that this can be very tricky to get a police report from the other side of the world. Usually our insurers understand this too. If you're unable to get the report, do talk to your insurer or provide a written statement to explain why you couldn't get it. Did you get anything in writing from the US Embassy ? While I can not guarantee this is enough, at least this may assist your claim case manager. Reporting any robbery to the police is important as the insurer uses this documentation to verify your claim. The insurer of course knows it happens frequently, but this doesn't mean the documents aren't needed - without written evidence, it makes it more difficult to assess your claim against the terms of the policy you bought. Like many travel insurance plans, reporting any theft to the police can be a specific condition on the policy, which is also another reason why this is an essential piece to making the policy work for you. Happy to help if I can - but I do need to verify your identity first. We work with a number of different insurers around the world and from your profile here in Ask A Nomad, I can not tell who your specific insurer is. Please send me a message, with any correspondence from the insurer's claims team and I can follow up for you. All the best, Katrina WorldNomads.com Member Services katrina (@) worldnomads.com almost 7 years ago

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    I'm finding it really hard to insure single items of high value with policy to Central America? has anyone had any success with this?

    Hi James, Katrina from WorldNomads.com here. What exactly do you want to insure? and how much is this single item worth? Not sure if you noticed: we provide travel insurance, which will cover trips to Central America. For some plans, you can also insure high value single items to increase the coverage. I am going to make the assumption you are a UK resident ( the travel insurance you can buy through us changes depending on your country of residence, not where you are going) - if so, then the plan we offer gives you the chance to increase your single items limit to GBP £400 and you can add up to 10 items up to GBP £1,250. You can check it out here to see if it's going to suite your trip: http://www.worldnomads.com/travel-insurance/prices-and-benefits-country.aspx?Country=GBR If you'd like to ask us specific questions about travel insurance - please do get in touch with our customer services team: http://worldnomads.com/contactus.aspx or send me a direct message through Ask A Nomad. Safe travels! about 7 years ago