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Travel insurance to America for someone with Cancer

Shellywelly Avatar
6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
My friend has just rung me she is going on holiday with her freind who is suffering from terminal stomach cancer, she has been told she has 6-12 months to live. They are going to florida on 24 Sept for 2 weeks. She is 53.

They have rang a few companies but are struggling to get insurance. Does anyone know of any companies that insure people with terminal ilnesses?


Many thanks
Shellywelly Avatar
6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Just googled quickly for you:

http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/coping-with-cancer/coping-practically/travel/travel-insurance

May be something there or at least some advice.

Good luck to your friends friend too.
#2
Thanks T0mm, i'll have a look at that, keep trying companies and getting refusals. She was only diagnosed in December and its spread, so thats why most wont offer insurance. 1 company quoted over 2k!
#3
Its a cold stark world when it comes to travel insurance. like you said, the majority of insurance companies will not insure the person with the illness as its too great a risk for them. the odd company may take the chance but as you also said the premium will be very high, I wouldnt expect anything less than a few grand.

sorry to hear about your friend.
#4
Unfortunately a visit to the USA with any illness is going to attract the biggest insurance premiums. Tried to get insurance after a undiagnosed virus and ended up paying over the odds without being covered for the virus if it reoccurred.

Good luck with your search

In the end I was covered by Freedom Insure
#5
Try travel insurance web, there used to be a 20% off voucher on here too.
I know not the same but they quoted my brother who has diabetes £50 ish for worldwide annual travel insurance including the diabetes cover which seems very reasonable so might be worth a look.
It has really good reviews too, recommended by mse when I first used them several years ago.
#6
Travel Insurance Companies
The British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) has a list of firms, which provide travel insurance for people with permanent or recurring illness.

British Insurance Brokers Association Tel: 0901 8140015 (calls cost 25p per minute as this is a free service)

BIBA recommended Companies

Brunsdon - 01452 623623
City Bond - 0870 4446431
Healthcare Partners - 0800 0665604

Other Companies

All Clear - 0871 208 8579
Atlas - 0870 811 1700
Axa - 0800 068 3911
Co-op - 0845 746 4646
Fish - 01772 724442
Freedom Travel - 0870 774 3760
Halifax - 0800 032 1751
Insurance Choice - 0844 5577620
Saga - 0800 015 8055
Tesco - 0845 300 9900
Venturesure - 0845 230 3521

Older Travellers

Age Concern - 0845 685 1058
Flexicover Direct - 0870 460 8932
Marcus Hearn - 020 7739 3444
Nationwide - 0500 302012


Sorry its a long list. I dont know if some are better than others. It was on some documentation I had.
#7
Thanks for everyones replies I will give all the numbers to my freind. I think because she is still to have more chemo and that she is terminal then the 2k quote they recieved will be about right. And I think they will go for it as god forbid anything happened then the bills from america would be a lot more than that.

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