I just tried medicaltravelcompared.co.uk/
The screening questions that it asks for my family's conditions are not as detailed or as relevant as some of the other specialists.
Based on my experience, I would say it is worth trying them, but don't assume they have all the companies that specialise in medical conditions. The cheapest it found for me was £140, but I can get the same cover for £60 with Alpha Travel, and a little higher for holidaysafe and World First.
However, I prefer Eurotunnel single trip cover, even though they are more expensive, because they are unusual in not requiring disclosure of any changes in health before departure. This means I know they can't demand an extra premium or exclude cover for a condition that has worsened.
I went on to this comparison site ... http://medicaltravelcompared.co.uk/
Got an ANNUAL policy for myself and husband cheaper than I had paid before BC. I obviously paid too much previously! Besides BC I have a heart condition and a couple of other medical problems which usually bump up premiums. Try it - I was very impressed. I didn't expect I would be able to get annual travel insurance any more, my regular company wouldn't do it.
The cost was £213.00 with £50 excess. I also could have got it cheaper but I wanted us to be covered for a high amount.
Definitely worth looking at.
I have travel insurance through a bank account and got a reasonably priced "add-on" premium to cover pre-existing conditions.
Hello. I haven't been here for years but know from experience how invaluable this place is!
I'm happy to be 14 years from diagnosis and treatment ( 4.5 cm tumour, grade 2 in left breast and DCIS in right; bilateral mx, 8 cycles of chemotherapy, 5 weeks radio and lengthy reconstruction journey but still no evidence of disease YAY!)
Unfortunately along the way, I've picked some other conditions I.e. Hypertension, osteoarthritis, hip replacement - but I remain well!
Like so many others I've used Eurotunnel insurance for my worldwide travel cover but alas no more!
Can anyone suggest any other companies please?
I'm travelling to New York and then off on a Caribbean cruise and so far have received hideous quotes.
Many thanks to anyone who can help x
I just tried Insurancewith.com
I travel frequently to US about 3 times a year, so multi-trip policy best for me
Very detailed questionaire (I'm 2 months clear of Chemo/RT, taking Tamoxifen)
Quoted £118 for 365 days cover (inc Canada, US, Caribean). £160 additional exces.
Not quite the prices people were acheivng with EuroTunnel but not the horror story many have encountered
I had alled them previously (during active treatment) and they would not insure me, but found them to be helpful and polite.
Be keen to hear from others who have used Insurnance with, woudl you reccommend?
Now Eurotunnel no longer do worldwide polices, although their terms and conditions on the website say that they do!, the thought of having to type all my medical details in to numerous websites or recounting it over the phone was putting me off finding a policy.
But I found medicaltravelcompared.co.uk which will search lots of suitable policies for you. I got a policy for 14 nights in the Caribbean declaring breast cancer and lymphedema for £152. I thought that was pretty reasonable. There were lots cheaper than that but I needed a large cancellation sum as its an expensive holiday.
Hope that helps you all find something to replace Eurotunnel.
I have used Eurotunnel for worldwide annual travel insurance for the last few years. Unfortunately when I tried to renew this ( having had no claims) I was told no worldwide cover at all available. So back to square one
Hi everyone I have been posting on this forum for over a year now and it has,been invaluable to me started on recently diagnosed and now on living beyond I would like to share this info with you lovely ladies as I don't want this to happen to anyone else when my sick pay ran out I applied for esa and because I am still in employment and because of the cancer diagnosis they put me in the contributions based allowance fast forward to December and I had a routine dental appointment when the treatment was finished the receptionist asked me if I was in receipt of benefits so I said yes so presumably I thought I was exempt still having my herceptin so feeling a bit rough my mind was on other things then on Saturday morning I received a letter from nhs dental services basically accusing me of fraud I was mortified and so upset I seem so emotional these days apparently you are only exempt if you are income based not contributions so a £18.80 appointment turned in to £112.50 £94 penalty charges when I phoned up and explained it was completely unintentional the answer was you should have realised which benefit you are on and its not the receptionist job to know shall I put you through to the credit card department to pay!!!!!! no compassion whatsoever so the moral of this story find out first feel a bit more rational now but didn't on Saturday!!!!! Love judi can't believe it nhs dental services just emailed me and they have waived the penalty charge phew
Like many of you I was impressed by the cover & price that Eurotunnel offer, but I hadn't seen any posts from anyone who had had to make a claim.
I took out annual insurance in March & have only just completed Herceptin. In Oct I cancelled a city break in Europe because of problems related to my treatment. I put in a claim & had to get a detailed medical form completed by GP, then the insurance (Allianz Global Assistance) paid back the cost of the holiday (less excess). I'm very impressed with their response. Hopefully it would be just as good if I had to claim while away on holiday.
Just got my renewal notice and Eurotunnel no longer offer world-wide travel insurance. A real shame!
Wow this is unreal...just returned from 10 nights trip to Mallorca and insurance was £261.00 for me and my OH with medical screening, which was quite good compared to some quotes I recieved. Just booked another holiday to mallorca and Insured through Eurotunnel and it came out at £71.95 for the two of us for an ANNUAL policy!!!!! All they asked had anyone been diagnosed as teminal and had we been delared fit to fly.
This is such good news after YEARS of scrolling thro' the net for decent quotes.
A very happy bunny
Hi after much searching on the internet and numerous phone calls I have finally got Travel Insurance. Insure Pink have covered me for all secondaries and medical screening for my partner for £267.47 for a single trip for 10nights to Majorca wahoo!!!!! I only had 2 other quotes and one was for £2300 and on for £1400.....I don't think so. Anyway I am a happy bunny now///good luck to you all.
This maybe a stupid question but can you only insure with Eurotunnel if you are travelling with them?