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.

Boots

Auntyvi
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After reading the comments on here I phoned Boots and was welcomed with "Welcome to Avanti Insurance". Looks like they have changed insurance provider.

Aunty Vi
latchbrook
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Hi  and welcome to the online community

Thanks for updating the group about Boots's insurance provider. Did you get a good quote from them?

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Auntyvi
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They would not quote as I am still receiving Radiotherapy.

This seems to be the problem with most of the companies.

Will have to wait until treatment is finished

Aunty Vi
latchbrook
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Oh that's annoying

Have you had a chance to look through the Recommended Travel Insurance thread as it's where we try to keep recommendations from other forum members who have obtained travel insurance. Clicking on the link I've created will take you directly to it if you haven't seen it. There may be some insurers recommended there that you haven't tried yet.

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Auntyvi
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I've had a good look through the list and picked a few promising looking companies out but I do think I am wasting my time until my treatment is complete.

There are such a wide range of peoples experiences with this insurance from the comments I think it is all a rip off with what seems to be a few companies that seem to be giving genuine consideration to customers and some just trying to rip people off

Aunty Vi
Mitzie10
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Sorry your struggling to find cover....from my experience over the past 3 years while you are undergoing a course of treatment or investigation we are all unlikely to get cover. Once your course is completed and a decision made on the next part of your treatment plan then the insurers are better able to assess your “risks”

I have used insurancewith.com for 3 overseas holidays at reasonable cost, a Cruise, 3 weeks to Singapore and Vietnam and I was booked to go to Crete in October which I have had to cancel as I am currently in Hospital.

I am treatable not curable, have ongoing treatment, monthly bloods, 3 monthly CT scans, monthly OPA which for me is classed as routine follow up. Sometimes it is the wording we use .

Good luck

 Christine x

Auntyvi
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Very Interesting,

Came home from hospital the other day after my Radiotherapy to find post addressed to me from Staysure.

My husband has been the one trying to get quotes for insurance, in his name with me added as a second insured person, but has not approached Staysure, ever.

Wonder how they got my details

Aunty Vi