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horace
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Re: Travel Insurance

I found insurewith was best to cover me[bc] and oh[age 75 and diabetic] but MIAonline was best for just me.This was for Italy in Spring and again for Turkey in November.

silvershar
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Re: Travel Insurance

thank u angielave and wanydy xxxx

angielav
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I have travel ins free with my home ins. But had to ring them and tell them about BC, and they will continue cover, but not for BC and have sent me a letter to that effect.

Wandy
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Re: Travel Insurance

Shar,

Just bumped the Travel insurance sticky thread for you.

Wandyx

silvershar
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Re: Travel Insurance

can anyone offer any advice re travel ins? i have it free with my bank but do i need to buy extra just cos had bc? even tho treatment fin? Shar xxx

silvershar
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exactly Angielav! i phoned Insure Pink for travel ins who said to phone back 2 weeks after rads fin and then gave me a number for another company, who quoted me £300!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he asked sooo many questions and was dis believing when i said i was fin with treatment, no medication, no secondaries nothing, just clean bill of health, are u sure no spread he said!!!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>???????????? best quote i got was with Bromley insurance, def recommend them.
Shar xx

angielav
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Agree .. we seem to be penalised for having or having had cancer .. as if thats not enough! They would argue we are 'high risk' ... but I don't think we are more of a risk than anyone else...

Seaside_Lady
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Thanks Pam will give them a try. Find the whole thing a pain in the arse(sorry, common Scottish expression!) but it hacks me off the insurance companies don't quite understand what is going on here!!

herbgarden
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Hi seaside lady, it may be worth trying MIA insurance....they will cover Europe and certain other countries for people with secondaries for about 35 pounds per week. there are a couple of provisos...will only cover within 60 days of travel, need to get and use an EHIC card...and onc has to write in your notes you are fit to travel and endure trip........you might want to consider getting partner covered on same policy because if you needed to cancel because of BC would other company cover his cancellation costs?
Pam

melkevb
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I have just returned from 18 days in Spain and used Freedom Travel for my insurance - the best price I got quoted £146. (radiotherapy started on my return - this makes a difference!!)

I got quotes before my chemo and op and this made a difference so waited until just before I went - took the quote down from £250 to £146.

Why do we get penalised for being ill!!!!

Seaside_Lady
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Hi everyone - I have secondaries in my liver and bones - 2009 - (first diagnosed 11 years with primary) and finished chemo 6 months ago. Still getting Herceptin and Tamoxifen. My oncologist is actively encouraging me to go on holiday cos you just never know what's round the corner. My last 3 scans have been very positive - shrinking tumours and continuing improvement. Then why oh why did Bromley insurance quote me £909.38 for a week in Gran Canaria. Yes, you read it correctly £909.38!!!

Insure Pink said they would cover me for £71 if I can find out how many "hot spots" I had on my liver. Not a damn clue, so checking that out. I really think the whole travel insurance business needs a rocket to get up to date with treatments/state of health of patients/likelihood of any illness happening due to cancer on a week's holiday. No wonder many of us just don't bother with insurance to cover for cancer related issues and only for lost luggage etc etc.

sallieannie
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Carlsberg, I would be careful. It sounds totally ridiculous but an insurance company MAY be able to connect a broken toe to BC! One of my nurses told me that companies have said "well your BC treatment may have weakened your bones making them break easier, so your broken bone IS due to BC". I don't know if that is true or just one of those urban myths, however I wouldn't put it past insurance companies to do anything to wriggle out of paying up.

sarah19728
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Thanks Alto, I got in contact with Bromley Insurance yesterday and within 10 minutes they rang me back and quoted me £38.00 for their platinum insurance, what a bargain. I asked if that included the bc stuff and she said yes. They were very helpful and I would certainly recommend them to everyone

x

carlsberg
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after reading several threads i rang my insurance-preferential, with whom i have an annual policy and all hols alraedy booked. outcome- bc noted on policy but not covered, no request for extra payment. Just hope that a broken toe doesnt somehow connecy bith bc in the insurance world!!

sarah19728
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Thanks for the assistance guys, i'll let you know how i get on

x

Alto
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Hi Sarah,

Actually, sadly £48 isn't too bad! 😞

I recently paid £37 for 10 days in France and I would expect Egypt to be more as it's non-EU and I'd think there are more health risks attached.

I went with Bromley Insurance - it's worth giving them a go as they do have a special Breast Cancer policy and their excess was less than InsurePink's.

I spoke to them during rads and because I was then having two forms of treatment (rads and Tamoxifen) the quote was going to be £107. She told me to wait a couple of weeks until I'd finished rads so was only on the Tamoxifen and it would only be £37, so that's exactly what I did!

Jane xxx

loupylou
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Hi Sarah, I just got a quote for me and my partner for a two week holiday with insurewith and it came to £41.00. I declared everything and re-patriation and medical costs are covered. I did notice that lots of companies require you to have the European health card, some even wanted a letter from my doctor to say I was fit to travel! Lou

veggie
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Hi Sarah.
I am afraid that you will have to pay more!! Having said that my chemo nurses told me that as i had almost finished my treatment and was in effect ' Cancer free' I wouldn't require specialist insurance. On ringing a cancer specialist insurance company they told me the same thing. However, when contacting insurance companies they informed me that they would insure me but anything cancer related i would not be covered for.
We went away in July this year to India and I went with 'Insure Pink'declared everything and still landed up paying three times more then my partner.!!
Sainsburys gave me a relatively good quote, try them, but I think once you have mentioned the word cancer your premium doubles 😞
Good luck, hope that helps.
Michelle xx

sarah19728
Member

Travel Insurance

Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me. I've booked a family holiday in Egypt for June 2012 and am having trouble finding travel insurance and I was wondering whether anyone knew of somewhere that does it. I have been going around in circles all afternoon. It feels as though we are being prejudiced against for having breast cancer.

Its crazy, I can get travel insurance for my husband and my daughter for £10.21 but for me the cheapest I've found is £48.00 !!

Any help would be appreciated

S x