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    • lucylou
    • By lucylou 26th Sep 04, 1:48 AM
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    Travel Insurance for Older Persons
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    • 26th Sep 04, 1:48 AM
    Travel Insurance for Older Persons 26th Sep 04 at 1:48 AM
    Hi could anyone help me please.i'm looking for travel insurance for a family friend.She needs to go to france and wants the travel insurance for a year and she's 76 y.o.
    Thnaks everyone
    Last edited by savvy; 19-03-2005 at 8:49 PM. Reason: To merge similar subjects
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    • marble
    • By marble 26th Sep 04, 2:26 PM
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    • #2
    • 26th Sep 04, 2:26 PM
    Re: help with travel insurance
    • #2
    • 26th Sep 04, 2:26 PM
    Have you tried Saga? I think most places will do insurance for over 65s, but only single trip (no annual cover) and it's quite expensive (where I used to work it was a case of doubling the under 65 rate)

    Al
    • lucylou
    • By lucylou 26th Sep 04, 7:22 PM
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    • #3
    • 26th Sep 04, 7:22 PM
    Re: help with travel insurance
    • #3
    • 26th Sep 04, 7:22 PM
    thanks but saga is the most expensive
    • mystic_trev
    • By mystic_trev 29th Sep 04, 12:42 AM
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    • #4
    • 29th Sep 04, 12:42 AM
    Re: help with travel insurance
    • #4
    • 29th Sep 04, 12:42 AM
    Go to the "Travel" chat forum - plenty of good tips re your problem.
  • insuranceinsider
    • #5
    • 8th Oct 04, 12:59 PM
    Re: help with travel insurance
    • #5
    • 8th Oct 04, 12:59 PM
    Bradford and Bingley are able to offer travel insurance to any age group and that's who Norwich Union refer people of the age of your friend - hope they can help!
  • j
    • #6
    • 23rd Oct 04, 1:53 AM
    Travel Insurance for people aged over 75
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    • 23rd Oct 04, 1:53 AM
    Does anyone have any idea where I can find travel insurance for my parents aged 74 and 76 that will not break the bank. I want them to visit me in Spain and can get great cheap flight deals but then the insurance is ridiculous. They are well, independant and bright peope so why is it so difficult to get reasonably priced insurance. They do not need luggage cover or even cancellation really but health cover is important. ???
    • starblood
    • By starblood 25th Oct 04, 1:22 PM
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    • #7
    • 25th Oct 04, 1:22 PM
    Re: Travel Insurance for people aged over 75
    • #7
    • 25th Oct 04, 1:22 PM
    http://www.gosure.com/

    they seem to do VERY cheap insurance for 65-70's. For over 70's they give you a phone number - so it is worth a try:


    "Please telephone 'MakeSure' on 01689 892253 to obtain a competitive Travel Insurance Quotation.

    (MakeSure are specialists in providing travel insurance cover for those 70 years old or over and those with Medical Conditions) "
    • starblood
    • By starblood 25th Oct 04, 3:15 PM
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    • 25th Oct 04, 3:15 PM
    Re: Travel Insurance for people aged over 75
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    • 25th Oct 04, 3:15 PM
    Worth trying these two places too:

    Delta Insurance: telephone 01304 361609
    http://www.deltainsurance.co.uk/

    Go Travel Insurance: telephone 0870 152 5840
    http://www.gotravelinsurance.co.uk/

    I'd be interested to know how you get on?
  • lovelyjubbly
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    • 7th Nov 04, 4:47 PM
    annual travel insurance over 65
    • #9
    • 7th Nov 04, 4:47 PM
    can anyone help me find annual travel insurance I am under 65 and my husband is over 65, it seems that over 65's are not easy to insure, any advice please. saga do not do annual insurance
    • Jeff121
    • By Jeff121 8th Nov 04, 2:00 AM
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    Re: annual travel insurance over 65
    Try CIS Insurance on 08457 46 46 46, joint annual European cover will cost you around £125
    • starblood
    • By starblood 10th Nov 04, 6:46 PM
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    Re: annual travel insurance over 65
    Just done a quick quote based on your details at http://www.gosure.com. It comes out as:

    Europe Annual: £90.13
    Worldwide Annual: £123.54

    They are members of the GISC.

    Also try Delta http://www.deltainsurance.co.uk/travel-insurance-over-65-70-79.htm
  • toastie_girl
    Re: annual travel insurance over 65
    I looked in Martin's articles for my friend, she tried the numbers and got no joy (sorry Martin, it's very unusual) but eventually got hers from Tesco - don't know how much she paid for it though. I guess you get points with it.
  • Wilks
    OAP  3 month 3+ Insurance
    Can anyone help finding and insurance company who will insure an 80+ man to travel to Canada for 90 days. Heartattack 18 yrs ago no current problems or medication
  • duart
    Re: OAP !3 month 3+ Insurance
    word on the street is that marks and spencers travel insurance is reasonably priced but flexible enough tocope with medical conditions/google should bring up their site buti suggest you phone the number given on their site.

    hth
  • ffs
    Over 80's Travel Insurance (merged)
    Thank you for saving my parents a significant sum, just by reading your advice.

    I found out that my parents, 68 and 71, had just purcahsed travel insurance for a trip to the US. They were concerned that it would be their last trip because of the insurance costs. I read the insurance section to them and called Sainsburys yesterday for a quote. The result was a quote that was several hundered pounds less than what they had already paid. Fortunately it was still within the 14 day cancellation period so they were able to take up the new cover.

    Just as importantly they can now see that they can do at least three more trips (before they reach the 75 age limit for this insurer).

    Thank you!
  • holiday-spain.biz
    Travel Insurance for Elderly
    I am trying to organise travel insurance for my elderly uncle who has a heart issue.

    Does anybody have any suggestions on where to buy this, many insurers only cover up to the age 79.

    Thanks

    Angus
    • Aletank
    • By Aletank 5th Feb 05, 5:15 PM
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    Try Age Concern, there shops might be better rather than the web site. My father is 66 and has had heart attacks. Normally they ask names of tablets etc, but he's just got insurance of them for a trip to Benidorm in March and they just asked how many tablets a day he took.
    They charged £90 for himself and my mother who is 65 and in good health for a 2 week trip.
  • maclean2
    Hi Angus

    It'sfar from easy to fix up travel insurance for someone in their 80's in good health let alone a person with medical conditions but the following should be able to help :-

    British Heart Foundation on bhf.org.uk where they list several travel insurers although your uncle will be over the age limit for some of them

    travelhealth.co.uk

    ch.facilities.co.uk

    Hope your uncle enjoys his holiday.

    Alasdair

    PS Looked at your own website and Andalucia does look very appealing so I'll be thinking on that one !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Alasdair
    Last edited by maclean2; 05-02-2005 at 6:23 PM.
  • Hebden Bud
    Over 80's Travel Insurance
    Not sure if this is in the right place but wondered if anyone can offer some advice for my 82 year old dad who has just been told by Bradford and Bingley Travel Insurance that they no longer want business from the over 80's so he will have to look elsewhre for his annual policy. The question is where or is he consigned to the scrap heap of life? Someone help dig him out.

    Love Hebden
  • maclean2
    Travel Insurance
    Hi

    I assume that your dad had annual travel insurance with B&B and because of his age it will not be easy or cheap to find another annual policy.

    Marks and Spencers certainly offer single trip insurance at this age if you telephone them (see link in Provider A-Z).One other source of names is holidaytruths.co.uk who have a listing of travel insurers for the more mature age group as well as an informative travel insurance sticky in the "general travel hints and tips" forum.

    Best of luck
    Last edited by maclean2; 08-02-2005 at 10:29 PM.
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