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Over 65s Travel Insurance Guide Discussion

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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  • Single trip insurance has limited days coverage, how can can pre-holiday accidents & other events be covered due to this
  • EssexExileEssexExile Forumite
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    You tell the insurer when you're going on holiday & pay them the money. If anything stops you going on those dates, & it's an insured occurrence like accident or illness, they refund your money.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
  • sherambersheramber Forumite
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    The limited days is only for the trip. You are covered for needing to cancel from the date you take it out.
  • DewpointDewpoint Forumite
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    Holidaysafe Lite fell at the first hurdle for me. It refused to quote for a 180 day trip to Spain (65+) and would only consider insuring a trip up to 120 days at an extortionate premium (£188+).
    Holiday insurance is a rip-off.
  • edited 12 July 2017 at 10:34AM
    gilesfitzhgilesfitzh Forumite
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    edited 12 July 2017 at 10:34AM
    I have just renewed our annual multi trip cover with Alpha travel insurance. Their quote was £31.91 for a couple aged 65 and 63 for Europe incl. Spain upto 31 days :)
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  • edited 2 August 2017 at 10:39AM
    nickyhatherellnickyhatherell Forumite
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    I'm new to this so forgive me if I am posting in the wrong place or asking a question that may have been asked before but.....

    My 78 year old mother has recently had had a TIA (mini stroke) but is now fine. She wants to carry on as usual and visit her apartment in Spain. However because of this recent event travel insurance will cost her a fortune, so we are asking ourselves does she really need it? She travels on a budget airline with only a small case as hand luggage.

    As it's in Europe we understand any Healthcare would be free for her, she has her own place to stay indefinitely if necessary, no holiday bookings that could need cancelling, no luggage to cover.... are we missing something?

    Thank you for any advice anyone can offer.
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    The only thing I can think of is repatriation, that can be very expensive if she needs to be brought home.
    Tall, dark & handsome. Well two out of three ain't bad.
  • zunkyzunky Forumite
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    Similar question.
    We travel by car to our French house. Our belongings are covered there by our French policy and we have RAC european breakdown cover. I think our domestic policy in UK also covers belongings when travelling.
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    I'm new to this so forgive me if I am posting in the wrong place or asking a question that may have been asked before but.....

    My 78 year old mother has recently had had a TIA (mini stroke) but is now fine. She wants to carry on as usual and visit her apartment in Spain. However because of this recent event travel insurance will cost her a fortune, so we are asking ourselves does she really need it? She travels on a budget airline with only a small case as hand luggage.

    As it's in Europe we understand any Healthcare would be free for her, she has her own place to stay indefinitely if necessary, no holiday bookings that could need cancelling, no luggage to cover.... are we missing something?

    Thank you for any advice anyone can offer.

    It may not be free. I believe she would pay what a national of the country would pay if there is a charge. Have a look at
    http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/countryguide/Pages/healthcareinSpain.aspx
  • Thank you for the responses, very helpful and seems to reinforce what we had been thinking
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