Compare Berkshire Hathaway vs. Travelex Travel Insurance

What’s the difference between Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection and Travelex Travel Insurance? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: May 03, 2018
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Berkshire Hathaway
8.7 / 10 - Excellent
#13 in Travel Insurance
Travelex Travel Insurance
9.4 / 10 - Excellent
#2 in Travel Insurance
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Key Facts

  • 24/7 global travel assistance
  • Domestic travel insurance starts at $34
  • File claims on your phone
  • Four different policy levels to fit your travel needs and budget
  • Claims paid automatically and electornically
  • Optional rental car collision coverage
  • Rated A+ and accredited by the Better Business Bureau
  • Member of the US Travel Insurance Association (UStiA)
  • Customizable standard & comprehensive coverages
  • Four different benefit levels to choose from
  • Up to $500,000 for emergency medical evacuation
  • 24/7 travel assistance and concierge services
  • Free coverage for minors under their Travel Select plan

OVERALL RATINGS

 Berkshire HathawayTravelex
Plans & Coverage9/1010/10
Customer Assistance Services9/1010/10
Financial Strength9/108/10
Reputation8/1010/10

Plans & Coverage Compared

 Berkshire HathawayTravelex
Available Plans
Comprehensive
Trip Cancelation/ Interruption
Medical
Baggage
Accidental Death
Comprehensive
Trip Cancelation/ Interruption
Medical
Baggage
Accidental Death
Trip Cancellation/Interruption Coverage
Injury/Illness/Death of Traveller
Injury/Illness/Death of Non Traveling Family Member
Natural Disaster at Destination
Tour Operator/Airline/Cruise Line Ceases Operation
Terrorism/Evacuation at Destination
Cfar Coverage (Cancel for Any Reason)
Injury/Illness/Death of Traveller
Injury/Illness/Death of Non Traveling Family Member
Natural Disaster at Destination
Tour Operator/Airline/Cruise Line Ceases Operation
Terrorism/Evacuation at Destination
Victim of Crime Prior to Trip
Theft of Passport Prior to Trip
Cfar Coverage (Cancel for Any Reason)
Medical Coverage
Doctor, Hospital, or Other Licensed Provider
Dental
Emergency Medical Evacuation/Repatriation
Transport Family Member to Bedside
Transport Children Home
Doctor, Hospital, or Other Licensed Provider
Dental
Emergency Medical Evacuation/Repatriation
Transport Family Member to Bedside
Transport Children Home
Baggage Coverage
Lost/Damaged/Stolen
Baggage Delay Coverage
Lost/Damaged/Stolen
Baggage Delay Coverage
Exclusions

Medical Coverage Details

 Berkshire HathawayTravelex
Pre-Existing Coverage
Maximum Medical Reimbursement
$50,000
$100,000
Maximum Medical Evacuation Reimbursement
$500,000
$1,000,000

Baggage Coverage Details

 Berkshire HathawayTravelex
Maximum Baggage Reimbursement
$500
$1,000
Maximum Baggage Reimbursement
$500
$1,000
Receipts Required for Valuable items


Berkshire Hathaway Reputation

 Berkshire HathawayTravelex
BBB Rating
A+
A+
Date Collected
2018-01-15
2018-01-15

Berkshire Hathaway Customer Assistance Services

 Berkshire HathawayTravelex
24/7 Support
Mobile App

Travel Assistance Services

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Travelex
  • Return Travel Arrangements
  • Rebooking
  • Lost Baggage Search
  • ATM Locator
  • Lost Passport/Document Assistance
  • Emergency Cash
  • Translation Services
  • Up to the Minute Travel Advisories
  • Legal Assistance
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Lost Baggage Search
  • Lost Passport/Document Assistance
  • Emergency Cash
  • Translation Services
  • Up to the Minute Travel Advisories
  • Legal Assistance

Medical Assistance Services

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  • Physician Referral
  • Medical Case Management
  • Arrange Medical Payment
  • Emergency Prescription Replacement
  • Eyeglass Replacement Assistance
  • Shipment of Medical Records
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  • Physician Referral
  • Medical Case Management
  • Arrange Medical Payment
  • Emergency Prescription Replacement
  • Update Family at Home
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Concierge Assistance Services

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  • Restaurant/Event Referral and Reservation
  • Ground Transportation
  • Wireless Device Assistance
  • Gift Delivery
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  • Restaurant/Event Referral and Reservation
  • Weather Advisories
  • Wireless Device Assistance
  • Gift Delivery
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 Berkshire HathawayTravelex
Homepage URL
Company Phone
(844) 411-2487
(800) 228-9792
Headquarters Address
1145 Clark Street, Stevens Point, WI, 54481
9140 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha, NE, 68114

Final Verdict

Travelex Travel Insurance has a higher overall rating than Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection. Travelex scores better than Berkshire Hathaway across: Plans & Coverage, Customer Assistance Services, and Reputation. However, Berkshire Hathaway scores better on Financial Strength.


Customer Comments & Reviews

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Jacqueline Y
Louisville, Kentucky
2/5/2018
Travelex Travel Insurance review
Could you confirm we have travel insurance? Primary traveler is Jacqueline Yockey and confirmation is TTB482470. Ten travelers total. Have we paid in full? Can we add on any additional travelers from Kentucky? How about from out of state? Our group consists of about 50 passengers going on the same tour but from different states. Thank you in advance, Jacqueline Yockey