Aggregator adds four insurance players to panel

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Aggregator adds four insurance players to panel

Australian comparison website, comparethemarket.com.au, has signed up new partners to its roadside assistance, health and travel insurance categories.

Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) and 365 Roadside Assistance join comparethemarket.com.au’s roadside assistance category, while CBHS Health Fund, exclusively for current and former employees of the Commonwealth Bank Group, and their families, joins the comparison website’s health insurance offering.

Australian owned and operated web-based agent Travel Insurance Saver will be added to the 21-strong travel insurance comparison line up.

George Meligonis, managing director of comparethemarket.com.au said the partnerships would give customers an even greater choice, making it easier for them to compare and find cover to possibly suit their needs.

Peter Richardson, managing director 365 Roadside Assistance, said partnering with comparethemarket.com.au is a great fit for his business. “Our customers are well researched and know savings can be made by comparing services online,” he added.

Campbell Carter, Travel insurance Saver general manager, added: “Comparethemarket.com.au ensures customers are able to find and compare the most competitive travel insurance policy whatever their individual circumstances. The comparethemarket.com.au platform allows customers to see how well our 30% discount stacks up against other brands.”

Comparethemarket.com.au launched in September last year. Read our coverage of it here.

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  • Paul 2013-09-16 2:46:18 AM
    5 years back I was attending a conference in Dubai, became ill and had an emergency appendectomy. The medical and emergency assistance from AIG was superb and included advice on the hospital, weeks rest in a 5 star hotel and finding an airline to get me home. Being able to access an Australian doctor to review pre and post op matters was very reassuring. I am a 4 decade Insurance industry veteran and even I struggle with the complexity of travel insurance. For brokers travel insurance requires a statement of advice , research and great care in product choice.The emergency assistance services is a key issues. How these comparison sites can be allowed to simply offer uneducated consumers prices and de-facto recommendations beggars belief. I trust Joe Hockey's son of Wallis inquiry into the Financial System reviews this aspect. All direct insurers and comparators must be forced to be licensed to give advice, not just disclaimers for Retail Products. I have seen many cases of misleading and evasive practice and consumers duped into believing direct sellers are giving advice. Let's level the playing field! Paul
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