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    • yorkshiretight
    • By yorkshiretight 13th Mar 17, 10:40 AM
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    Travel insurance for long term conditions
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    • 13th Mar 17, 10:40 AM
    Travel insurance for long term conditions 13th Mar 17 at 10:40 AM
    I was recently diagnosed with Cancer and as the condition will be controllable but not curable I do not expect to lead a sheltered life. Travel has always been high on the agenda so through this website and through the internet generally I set out to find a travel insurance policy for myself and my wife.
    Amazing results appeared. Anything from £1200 to £2200 for an annual european cover. Ridiculous.
    Our current insurer, lapsed, suggested that we take out a standard policy, declare the condition, but in the event that there was a claim that could be linked in some way to the Cancer then be prepared to not be covered. I asked the Oncologist what he thought of that suggestion. Not a lot, as whilst the condition might not be causal the treatment required might have to be modified because of it and the insurance company could refuse or impose a cash ceiling.
    A friend recommended Boots travel insurance. They have the most longwinded medical questionnaire section but their quotation at £500 without conditions seemed pretty decent.

    If you are facing similar problems you could give them a try.

    YT.
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    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 14th Mar 17, 7:43 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 7:43 AM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 7:43 AM
    I used ABLE2TRAVEL for my daughter it cost £180 for a 14 day caribbean cruise , she has multiple health issues .
    Last edited by CHRISSYG; 14-03-2017 at 7:46 AM.
    • alanq
    • By alanq 14th Mar 17, 3:12 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 3:12 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 3:12 PM
    MSE article about Travel Insurance For Those With Pre-existing Conditions

    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/pre-existing-travel-insurance
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    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 14th Mar 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 14th Mar 17, 4:58 PM
    Boots certainly beat all the others for me, I shall need to remember them for next year (even tho their questionnaire is, indeed, the most detailed I have come across!).
    • beedeedee
    • By beedeedee 15th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:47 AM
    World First are good, especially for strokes and blood cancers, so I would imagine they're good for other cancers too? Very reasonable premiums.
    • LLlady
    • By LLlady 24th Mar 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 24th Mar 17, 10:07 AM
    Annual or single trip?
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    • 24th Mar 17, 10:07 AM
    Good advice but was it for annual insurance or a single trip?
    • CHRISSYG
    • By CHRISSYG 31st Mar 17, 4:51 PM
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    • 31st Mar 17, 4:51 PM
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    • 31st Mar 17, 4:51 PM
    I read about a company called insurancewith/insuredwith , it is especially for those with cancer it was set up by someone with the illness.
    • alanq
    • By alanq 1st Apr 17, 9:33 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 9:33 AM
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    • 1st Apr 17, 9:33 AM
    I read about a company called insurancewith/insuredwith , it is especially for those with cancer it was set up by someone with the illness.
    Originally posted by CHRISSYG
    http://www.insurancewith.com/
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    • ThomasP
    • By ThomasP 4th Apr 17, 12:29 PM
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    • 4th Apr 17, 12:29 PM
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    • 4th Apr 17, 12:29 PM
    World First won "Best Insurance Provider" at the Insurance Choice Awards, so I'd say they're ok!
    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 5th Apr 17, 8:21 AM
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    another vote for www.Insurewith.com , they use more in depth questioning about your conditions than the others to arrive at a more customised reasonable price
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