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Old May 11th 2005, 7:38 pm
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I was under the impression that purchasing travel insurance to the UK was expensive. Just paid $90 total (includes $10 handling fee) for the 2 of us for 28 days in the UK.
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Old May 11th 2005, 7:44 pm
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Last time I flew back with both my hubby and daughter, they had insurance, I think it cost $46 for the two of them. That was a year back for a 2 week trip.

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mostly cheaper because probably get nhs for emergency care, and also won't get a bill if the firebrigade have to rescue you...

anyway, you might already have travel insurance from your visa/mastercard...
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mostly cheaper because probably get nhs for emergency care, and also won't get a bill if the firebrigade have to rescue you...

anyway, you might already have travel insurance from your visa/mastercard...
Bought tickets with my UK Master Card but am not sure what cover you actually get. I know you are covered for death, which I do not want collected on at this moment but what else it covers I am not sure. Any info for future ref would be appreciated.
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I was under the impression that purchasing travel insurance to the UK was expensive. Just paid $90 total (includes $10 handling fee) for the 2 of us for 28 days in the UK.
i never buy insurance when going back to the uk.
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i never buy insurance when going back to the uk.

Neither do I -- pretty sure the NHS still covers you free for emergencies. If it ain't an emergency, it'll wait till you get back.
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Neither do I -- pretty sure the NHS still covers you free for emergencies. If it ain't an emergency, it'll wait till you get back.
yes and credit card coverage covers death and a few other things.
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Bought tickets with my UK Master Card but am not sure what cover you actually get. I know you are covered for death, which I do not want collected on at this moment but what else it covers I am not sure. Any info for future ref would be appreciated.
Errr...would depend on the card you have, I wouldn't have a clue...but a lot of cards over here cover rental insurance, certain amount for lost luggage and delays....
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i never buy insurance when going back to the uk.
It's worth it, even if covered by credit card, get more money for lost luggage, make a claim if your plane is delayed or cancelled, or if you have to change flight dates due to sickness or family issue...that sort of thing...and to send you back to the US if you get sick, or hit by a bus...emergency care on the NHS would be covered, but it'd would cost you more than an arm and a leg to get sent back to the US, and chances are, that wouldn't be covered by your US medical insurance...
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