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Travel insurance

Have you had difficulty getting travel insurance after a cancer diagnosis? Or have you managed to find a reasonable quote? Join this group to share experiences and talk to people who understand what you’re going through.

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latchbrook
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Hi  and welcome to the online community. 

Thanks very much for taking the time to post your recommendation for travel insurance.

I hope you have a great holiday. 

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Mazmac
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Hi, In case this is useful for anyone else, I've found Insure and Go covered what I needed post breast cancer. I got single trip insurance, 3 months in advance of a week's holiday to Italy. I finished active treatment for breast cancer in July last year, and now just have precautionary hormone treatment for 10 years. I put all these details in the form online, and it only increased the cost by £5 - total of £47 for me and my family.

latchbrook
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Hi and welcome to the online community

I'm glad you found some reasonably priced travel insurance and thank you for taking the time to recommend it here.

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LadyLoo
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Thanks for this info. B4 looking here I was either being refused quotes or was quoted £450+

got it for £79 through Insurewith,com for single trip cover to USA and Canada. I have follicular lymphoma, high blood pressure and underactive thyroid

Love LadyLoo
latchbrook
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That's great news and thanks for sharing your recommendation.

I hope you have a great trip!

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MaldivesFan
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Hi, I’m not making a recommendation but if anyone is going to try All Clear then there was a TV advert today. This gave a discount code for 20% off the base price. If anyone is interested the code is “TVAd20”. I think it was valid until the end of March. 

nana61
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Hi can you recommend a travel insurance please I have lung cancer finished treatment am travelling to Athens in April thank you 

latchbrook
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Hi

Unfortunately, it can be more difficult to find travel insurance when you have had cancer but you've come to the right place for recommendations. The thread that you've posted this message on is where the majority of recommendations from other forum members are so just scroll through and make a note of the recommendations.

It is best to phone the insurance companies rather than try and do online quotes as often at the end of the online quote it will tell you to phone the company and you'll then have to go through all the information again. Also sometimes the broker can refer to the underwriters to see if they would provide cover when an online quote might just give you a straight refusal. 

Make sure you have all the information to hand about your diagnosis and treatment before contacting the insurers. This is a list of things an insurance provider might want to know when you're applying for insurance. Also some insurers might want to know if you've been given the okay to travel by your doctor.

I do hope that you can get insurance and that you have a great time away.

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Helenaa
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Hi It's a while since I posted and thank you everyone for your experiences. I need to post this as I know that Eurotunnel have been quite a helpful insurer for people travelling in Europe.  Unfortunately when we had to turn around after 24 hours in France because the ski resort suddenly closed, I found that we weren't covered on our Eurotunnel policy, mainly because there are various types of curtailment (including your travel firm going bankrupt) which are excluded or just not covered. We didn't see this coming as this was an unusual situation we just hadn't anticipated. The accommodation hire was from a small firm who only does flats and isn't liable for things like "no resort" suddenly happening. (I accept that, they are not a holiday provider.)

Also Eurotunnel have "Any epidemic or pandemic" high on their list of exclusions, and have done for years - we never thought twice about it as we never expected to travel in a pandemic! But we had paid in full and it wasn't in the area we went at the time. What we didn't expect was the "whole French alps" to close within a few hours. (This was before the French general lockdown.)

As covid19 will probably dominate world travel for at least a couple of years, be warned .

mrgee
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For anybody that booked using Free Spirit and have had their holiday cancelled, you can either claim back 50% or put your policy on hold until you need to use it again. I received this information from them:

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At the moment, for any policyholders requesting refunds for single trips outside the 14 day cooling-off period Insurers require us to keep to the Terms and Conditions of the policy which limits the refund to 50% of the original premium. In order for us to complete this, please confirm the below;

1.You have made no claims on the policy
2.You have no intention of making any claims on the policy

However, we wish to help our customers as much as possible, especially during such a testing time. If your travel plans have been cancelled we are happy to freeze your policy until the time comes that you are able to re-book your travel arrangements; at which time we can re-commence your policy. Please note that if the destination, duration or your current medical situation changes, this may affect the premium.  In order for us to process this, please complete the form on the below link;

www.freespirittravelinsurance.com/.../

We will then email you confirmation in due course. Should you have no confirmed dates, we will input fictitious dates. Once you have a new trip planned , we can amend the dates again for you.