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firstly thank you everyone who has contributed to this discussion. I found the experiences shared very helpful in obtaining my travel insurance.
Just to put this insurance into context, my trip is to Paris for 5 days, no water sports or cruises, I am being treated for breast cancer, i’ve had a mastectomy and lymph nodes removed, chemo and radiotherapy which finished 2 weeks ago.
i got a number of quotes and boy did they vary. Saga came in at £103, the most expensive and i ended up insuring with HolidaySafe (Single trip premier) for £20.31 - with £100 excess. You can get this cheaper if you increase the excess. That’s over £80 cheaper and they asked the same pre condition questions, shocking !! Cover for medical, cancellation, gadgets etc was identical.
i hope this helps others wanting to travel.
Forgot to mention, I found the link provided by TraceyP to the Which site extremely helpful.
Hi Hotdish and and welcome to the online community
Thanks very much for sharing your experience of getting travel insurance with us and it's great that after shopping around you were able to get some at a reasonable price.
I hope you have a great time!
Well! Diagnosis of breast cancer was in 2016, and we managed to get fairly cheap (£150) annual insurance in 2017 with Insurance With. In 2018, they wanted an eye-watering sum, so I went to All Clear, and paid about £120. This year, All Clear wanted over £900, and so did Saga, etc! So my husband rang our home and contents insurer, Direct Line, and they charged us £160. It's absolutely crazy, but the message seems to be to shop around.
"Experience is the hardest kind of teacher. It gives you the test first, and the lesson afterward."
- Oscar Wilde
I finished my treatment for throat cancer just over a year ago and got insurance through boots for a 7-day trip to Rome for £42, for me and my wife, with a £100 excess. Quite reasonable considering no one through compare the market would insure me.
Has anyone up here ever had a claim through Boots? We found them helpful before when buying, but later read some rather worrying news about them not bringing someone home from abroad who needed to be brought home. I know this is a rather extreme example.
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