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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.

Trav insurance

SianLouise93
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Hi, can somebody please help me. Im Trying to find a travel insurance for my nana who has Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The quotes we have been getting are expensive. Can anybody recommend me with companies please.

latchbrook
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Hi and welcome to the online community

I'm sorry to hear that your nan has acute myeloid leukemia but it's great that she wants to go away on holiday.

Unfortunately, as you've found, it can be more difficult to find reasonably priced travel insurance when you have a cancer diagnosis.

I don't know if you'd had chance to look through the member's stories thread yet, as it's where the majority of recommendations from other forum members are. If not, clicking on the link I've created will take you straight there.

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 nan's 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. Some providers might ask for a letter from your nan's doctor that says she is well enough to travel. This could come from your cancer team or from your GP and it might save time if you get the letter before contacting insurance providers.

Do come back and let us know how you get on

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