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#1 Phascogale

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:18 AM

I'm reviewing our home and contents insurance policies and I'm looking to possibly getting home and contents insurance through comminsure.  They seem to be quite reasonable with their premiums.

So I'm wondering what experiences people have had with them if they have had to claim.  Would you recommend them?

If not who would you recommend?

#2 casime

Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:21 AM

No, no, no, no, no, no a million times no!  

#3 laridae

Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:21 AM

I'm with them.  I've had one claim (due to a leaky water pipe in the wall).  They were fine, all got fixed relatively quickly and to a good standard.  Actually didn't get fixed to my (or the assessors) standard the first time (they didn't do a good job on the re-plastering), so they sent the guys back to fix it properly!

#4 CupcakeMumma

Posted 14 January 2013 - 01:08 PM

We are with them. We had to claim after the gap storms, absolutely no problems at all.  Our insurance has increased each year, but by reasonable amounts, nothing insane.  The claims officer was very helpful and everything was done in a timely fashion

#5 Also sprach

Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

We're with them.  We've had a few claims and they have been prompt.

#6 -Moxie-

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

We are with them. Had 1 claim for a broken window. Was quite a while ago now, cant recall any problems. Wasnt fixed with correct window tinting the first time, but that was fixed pretty quickly without fuss.

#7 aidensmum

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:46 PM

They were one I looked at back in Aug when Westpac put our premium up from $1000 to $2300 because we live in QLD. I ruled out Comm Bank for insurance as their flood cover was very restricted. Read the fine print and didn't like it at all. There premiums were cheap esp with a discount for being a customer. I went elsewhere.

#8 Lagom

Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:49 PM

I used to work in insurance and all I can say is, you really do get what you pay for.

Premiums might be cheaper elsewhere but make sure you read the fine print.  The more you are covered for and the more claims that are paid out the higher the premium is going to be.  

Unfortunately, weather events over the past few years have made premiums skyrocket.  With climate change we can expect more and more and then we'll be looking back at the good old days in 2013 when premiums were 'cheap'.  It really sucks!

#9 aidensmum

Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

We had to change last August due to premium rises. Went with RACQ. The didn't pay on many policies during the floods (well covered in the media) but have rewritten their policies and it looked ok to me. Suncorp, AAMI and Bank of QLD were other possibilities.  Some we could exclude immediately as they were quite clear that flood cover was doubtful.  We are not in flood area, but still want cover for every possibility.

You can get online quotes from nearly all insurers and read their Policy docs online.

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