Huddle, the direct-to-consumer insurance service under fintech Open and Telstra, Australia’s largest telco this morning announced a partnership that enables Telstra Plus members to earn Telstra Plus points when they insure with Huddle.

The company which s part is part of the Australian fintech group, Open, says its goal is to create simple, online car and home insurance. For its part, Open sees its role as building infrastructure for the global insurance industry.

For Telstra, the relationship is about adding further value to its Telstra Plus rewards loyalty program which has been running for 18 months.

According to Telstra Group Executive Michael Ackland, “This partnership is an exciting milestone for Telstra and our 2.5 million customers who have signed up to the Telstra Plus rewards program. Part of our T22 strategy, it’s all about offering members fantastic access to exclusive offers and benefits with other leaders in technology, and in the insurance space, Huddle certainly fits that bill.”

As an introductory offer Telstra Plus members can now earn up to 90,000 Telstra Plus bonus points when they take out Comprehensive Car plus Combined Home and Contents insurance from Huddle before 30 April 2021.

Points are awarded 30 days after the second policy start date, provided both policies are still active.

“Huddle and Telstra share a mutual drive to innovate and solve real customer problems. By combining Huddle’s revolutionary insurance and Telstra’s incredible rewards program, we’re enabling customers to get great cover with Huddle and new tech such as Google Nest, wearables  and tablets with Telstra Plus” said Open Co-Founder Jason Wilby.

Huddle says it uses the latest technology, such as Zap Claims, to bring provide consumers with easy, convenient, flexible, and time-saving insurance, and that is it back backed by one of Australia’s largest general insurers. Huddle is underwritten by Hollard Insurance Company.

Booking.com deal

Separately Telstra has also announced a deal with travel portal booking.com

Under that deal, Telstra Plus members points on every eligible stay, and every dollar spent on those complete stays at Booking.com can earn up to 10 Telstra Plus points although this excluding some fees, taxes, and credit card surcharges.

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