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Adnyl

Travel insurance problems

Hi. I've read the previous thread on travel insurance and spoke to insurancewith who won't even give me a quote until after 22 Jan because I was in hospital due to chemo problems in December.

A broker has so far got 2 quotes for me which quite frankly aren't doable.

1st quote is £2320 if i took insurance for the 2 weeks today before chemo finishes.

2nd quote is £516 if i take it after chemo finishes!

We're very wary of booking flights to visit our friends in USA for June before we get the insurance sorted out.

Our regular travel insurance via the bank will conver everything except anything cancer related, I've spoken to the civil service insurance society (I'm a civil servant) and got the same response.

Has anyone had reasonable insurance ... and where from?

terri m

Hi @Adnyl . sorry to hear you have been struggling with Travel insurance.. I really do think that part of a recovery programme during cancer should be offering us all reasonable travel insurance.. Why should we all be penalised for something we didnt ask to get.. Anyway my moan is out the way lol. I used a good travel ins to go spain last year... Try World First good luck :x::x::x:

Baxter2

Try MIA @Adnyl I’ll msg later xx

Apologies, my iPad ran out of battery and hate using my phone instead!

I've used both insurancewith for our cruise and MIA for Majorca and both were very reasonable. On our third to Canaries, we used an annual policy we now have through Husbands work which covers everything including active treatment. For Each individual policy, they covered me even on active chemo and knew about all the surgeries I've had too. I'd def check out MIA and would always advise people to make sure they are covered for everything rather than take chances including taking insurance before booking to ensure you're fully covered in the event of you having to cancel.

All holidays were within Europe so maybe different for USA?

Good luck!

Karen 💚💛💜💙❤️

Stillme

I was scared to even look at holidays because of the insurance but I got quotes from Allclear which were really good :x:

Stillme

Still don’t have a holiday booked though!

sedge

I’ve been having this issue today tying to get insurance for my trip to Sri Lanka ...rang about 5 companies. Quotes ranged from £200-£1000 but finally got a good one from World First travel insurance which was £63 and I told them I’m still in active treatment...

determinedjoan

Boots offered me travel insurance for week after I finished my last round of chemo. Paid small premium upfront (£44 ?) but with an excess of £350 should I need treatment for the cancer during week in Sicily, which I didn’t.
Woman I spoke to @ Boots was a breast cancer survivor herself, so could not have been more understanding or kinder. :x:

Hollyhock

Insurancewith insure people with cancer. I went to St Lucia in the summer which is the same price as America and it cost about £115 for 2 weeks. Good Luckxx

Adnyl
Quote from @Hollyhock:
Insurancewith insure people with cancer. I went to St Lucia in the summer which is the same price as America and it cost about £115 for 2 weeks. Good Luckxx

They won't even give me a quote until 6 weeks after my hospital stay I December for the chemo side effects :x:

angepange

I’ve always used ‘insure with’ since I had cancer .:x::x:

angepange

Oh just seen they won’t insure you? That’s strange. They specialise in cancer travel insurance. Sorry :x:

Adnyl

I've had a conversation with a friend's hubby today as he works with the insurance co that I have my bank insurance through. We're talking again in 3 weeks when my chemo is finished because then I can be covered under my bank insurance for £129! Fabulous news. It was the current treatment that stopped anyone insuring me or the sky high quotes!

Baxter2

Sounds good @Adnyl!

Very strange they wouldn't insure you though on treatment. I was fully insured on active chemo, having had 3 blood clots in lungs/ heart vessel and on daily injections to prevent further clots as well as with my previous surgeries and stage 4 diagnosis. I'm so glad you've now got cover! :x::x::x::x::x::x:

Adnyl
Quote from @Baxter2:
Sounds good @Adnyl!

Very strange they wouldn't insure you though on treatment. I was fully insured on active chemo, having had 3 blood clots in lungs/ heart vessel and on daily injections to prevent further clots as well as with my previous surgeries and stage 4 diagnosis. I'm so glad you've now got cover!

Not yet ... I've got to wait 3 weeks until my chemo is finished! But yes, good news indeed :x:

Hollyhock

Fantastic news @Adnyl , hope you enjoy your tripxx

Northwesterly

We got insurance for my wife from All Clear for a week in in a hotel in the middle of nowhere, up a mountain in Oman at the end of last October. She was less than 4 months post op resection, stoma, on chemo and Fragmin. What could possibly go wrong?! 😆
Price was less the £300, which I thought very reasonable - took their best all cover insurance for that price.mtry them, see what they say.mtheynwere lovely with us. Most companies just said no and the only other quote I could get was over £2700!