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bexly33

Holiday insurance

Im hoping to go to Thailand in June with my daughter to visit my son and new baby. Will it be hard to get travel insurance? Any advice/info would be greatly appreciated :x:

bexly33

Hi @Baxter2 .

Re travel ins to Thailand.

Just got one quote up to now from Insurewith:

"£69.87 plus the individual cost for the medical cover detailed below.

The additional cost for the medical for yourself would be £91.52 with an additional medical excess of £600 only if you are claiming for any existing conditions".
From Ins Co email.

It's very complicated. Going to check on a couple of others tho and will get back to you. :x::x::x:

Baxter2

Oh thanks for letting me know @bexly33

I think that’s a pretty good price but I suppose it depends on your health status versus mine I guess. I’d love to go but feel a bit apprehensive! I’d need to know I’d be flown home if any problems arose I think. Let me know how you get on though as I’d be keen to know.

Good luck!

K????❤️

Gill

I've used Eurotunnel Insurance for Europe before now (very reasonable) and all they wanted to know was whether my cancer was stable and that my consultant had given me the okay to travel. Was covered for all eventualities as well. Hospitalisation and re-patriation.

It is complicated though and all those questions they ask!

Gill :x::x:

jeangenie

The AA let you exclude certain conditions. Might be worth a phone call expecially if you are a member.

bexly33
Quote from @Gill:
I've used Eurotunnel Insurance for Europe before now (very reasonable) and all they wanted to know was whether my cancer was stable and that my consultant had given me the okay to travel. Was covered for all eventualities as well. Hospitalisation and re-patriation.

It is complicated though and all those questions they ask!

Gill

Thanks Gill for info. Do they also cover Thailand?

Gill
Quote from @bexly33:
Thanks Gill for info. Do they also cover Thailand?

Not sure on that one @bexly33 . I know they do America and Canada.

bexly33

Will contact them. Thanks for info :x:

bexly33
Quote from @jeangenie:
The AA let you exclude certain conditions. Might be worth a phone call expecially if you are a member.

Thanks for info. Not a member was with RAC. Will ring them tho :x:

Quote from @jeangenie:
The AA let you exclude certain conditions. Might be worth a phone call expecially if you are a member.

Thanks for info :x:

bexly33
Quote from @Baxter2:
Oh thanks for letting me know @bexly33

I think that’s a pretty good price but I suppose it depends on your health status versus mine I guess. I’d love to go but feel a bit apprehensive! I’d need to know I’d be flown home if any problems arose I think. Let me know how you get on though as I’d be keen to know.

Good luck!

K????❤️

Off chemo and had first followup scan today with colonoscopy next week. Im a bit twitchy about getting insurance until I get results but my daughter is booking flights this week as she's adamant I'm ok. Insurance doesn't cover first £800 of cancelled tickets! Take care :x::x::x:

Baxter2

I really hope your scan reveals only good news @bexly33 ?

K????❤️

Sparkles

Ive recently booked a holiday to Cyprus and taken out a holiday insurance which was £60 something for me and my husband but obviously due to cancer i had to have a telephone conversation and was told they wanted a further £270 even tho ive just had a clear colonoscopy and apart from a reversal in Auvust i havent had any treatments since January 17, i decided not to take the cover out .... was that the right decision?? Xx @Baxter2 ?

Baxter2

Hi @Sparkles

That’s very pricey compared to what I paid for my 16 night cruise to Portugal, Spain, madeira and canaries. Ours was about £78 and this was telling them I was on active chemotherapy treatment, had history of blood clots, and had metastatic cancer. I was apparently covered for all of this. I went through the fine print so carefully as I thought it might be too god to be true! Fortunately I needed nothing when away. Only hubby needed sea sick pills ?? I was absolutely well throughout. Ours was with insurancewith. I was so worried after paying the whole holiday (which was a good bit more than we would normally spend on a holiday) that I would run into a problem and wouldn’t be able to go and regretted not taking the insurance out before booking. Fortunately, the gamble paid off and I was fine! Cyprus sounds lovely, when are you going? Can I come too??

K????❤️

bexly33
Quote from @Sparkles:
Ive recently booked a holiday to Cyprus and taken out a holiday insurance which was £60 something for me and my husband but obviously due to cancer i had to have a telephone conversation and was told they wanted a further £270 even tho ive just had a clear colonoscopy and apart from a reversal in Auvust i havent had any treatments since January 17, i decided not to take the cover out .... was that the right decision?? Xx @Baxter2 ?

That's a lot. Have you tried Insure with @Sparkles :x::x:

Sparkles

@Baxter2 do you think i would be ok with the normal insurance, im not on any treatment and ive had good test results?? Im going in June and of course you can, i will sneak you in my suitcase labelled Precious Cargo ? :x::x:

Sally1963

Hi @Sparkles I have just taken out holiday insurance, literally 3 weeks after my reversal op. I am not on any further treatment. I went with CoverForYou, I declared my recent cancer, and the total insurance cost, including cruise waiver as we are doing cruise to the Baltics and St Petersburg, was £79. That's about what it cost me when we did a cruise last year too. I thought that was a bargain! It would have been around £48 had I not declared my treatment. It's worth getting a quote :)

HappyAtom

We have no specialised insurers here in NZ. I’m 6 month’s post reversal, eight months past chemo and 12 months past surgery. I couldnt get cover at all for my “preexisting condition” for my upcoming trips to America, Mexico or Fiji, but I could for the UK and Aus where there are reciprocal health arrangements anyway. After another year I should be able to get cover. I’m going on the basis my “condition” isn’t acute, I’m currently (and hopefully always will be) “no evidence of disease”. - my Amex insurance covers me for everything else.

Baxter2

Hi @Sparkles,

Aww, thank you Sparkles!

I’m not sure about ‘normal insurance’ but I have noticed some people have gone on hols without specific cover for their cancer diagnosis. I think I’m too much of a scardy cat to do that but then my health status is quite different from yours. I’d absolutely hate to land up in Hospital somewhere with no insurance. I also feel more comfortable staying within Europe too. That said, I’d love to visit Thailand for example but I’m just not brave enough for that just yet. I was reassured on the cruise as they have a doctor and nurses on board and can fly you off to hospital in a helicopter. Two people had that happen on our cruise.

Interesting about the lack of specialised insurers in NZ @HappyAtom! Hope your doing ok? It certainly sounds it with all the lovely trips you’ve planned!

Love to all,

K????❤️

HopsiFAP

@bexly33 I use Allclear insurance. I’ve found them really good. I’ve tried insurewith a few times but I always answer all the questions and then they basically say I’m too complicated and I need to speak to an advisor! Have a fab holiday :x::x::x:

bexly33

Thanks @HopsiFAP. Ringing round TMRW while the arctic blast rages outside! :x::x::x: