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Has anyone had any experience of getting travel insurance to the USA with a terminal diagnosis?
My husband has been 'terminal' for 2 years. He's doing ok at the moment but with the word 'terminal' some of the insurers don't want to know.
If anyone has any advice, it will be greatfully received!
My Dad was also classed as 'terminal' but after successful chemo ,effectively in remission, the oncologist was more than happy for him to travel to the US to see me.
He took out insurance for everything bar his lung cancer. The oncologist said that he wouldn't go from well to seriously unwell but if he had a few days of feeling unwell just get a flight home! So we weighed up the pros and cons and went for it! We thought if all else fails the credit card would take a hit to get him home. He stayed 6 weeks, I know it was a gamble but it paid off! We got the insurance through the bank by the way.
Good luck and I really hope you get away to the good old USA!!
Have you tried Free Spirit? They specialise in covering pre-existing medical conditions, and say they will consider providing worldwide cover for people with a terminal diagnosis. www.free-spirit.com or call 0845 230 5000.
You could also try Insurancewith, they specialise in covering people with cancer. www.insurancewith.com or call 0845 230 7159.
Both these companies and others are listed on the travel insurance section of our website, you may want to try others, www.macmillan.org.uk/travelinsurancecompanies
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