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MadRad Aug 23rd 2012 4:21 am

Travel insurance
 
Hi,

My parents (in the UK) are planning to visit in October. The are both over 65 but under 70. Dad has recently been diagnosed with diabetes and COPD, mum has asthma. Can anyone recommend a company that might provide travel insurance for them?

Thanks!

rebs Aug 23rd 2012 6:57 am

Re: Travel insurance
 
Take a look at the guide to travel insurance here...

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/ins...avel-insurance

hopefully you will find something that will be suitable.

lansbury Aug 23rd 2012 3:45 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 
Have they looked at SAGA, they do all sorts of stuff for people over 50.

Sally Redux Aug 23rd 2012 4:45 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 
The post office is supposed to be good, my Mum used them last time she came over.

AmerLisa Aug 23rd 2012 4:54 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 
My mil was just over in June, she's 67 and has COPD as well. I'll ask her what travel insurance company she used. I know it was pretty pricey though....

redarmy990 Aug 23rd 2012 6:14 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 

Originally Posted by lansbury (Post 10242848)
Have they looked at SAGA, they do all sorts of stuff for people over 50.

extremly expensive

lansbury Aug 23rd 2012 6:18 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 

Originally Posted by redarmy990 (Post 10243121)
extremly expensive

It would be they are insuring old people when other companies wouldn't do so. We used them on all our trips to the States as they covered my wife who is diabetic. You want that sort of cover you expect to have to pay for it.

Jerseygirl Aug 23rd 2012 7:18 pm

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Some insurance companies will not insure over 60's...even more for 70's and for 80 year olds it's even more difficult. I used AllClearTravelInsurance for my 80+ MIL who has several major health problems. Cost about $1K for 2 weeks.

redarmy990 Aug 23rd 2012 8:06 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 
cant remember who my parents are using.
there visiting next thursday for 2 weeks.

my dads 70 and healthy,my mum has angina,high blood pressure,asthma,

before i left uk i got them a deal for 380 pound or somewhere near that.

i will find out who with and post it :thumbsup:

lisa67 Aug 23rd 2012 8:45 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 
I'm pretty sure my parents use Barclays for their travel insurance.

AmerLisa Aug 23rd 2012 9:02 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 

Originally Posted by AmerLisa (Post 10242981)
My mil was just over in June, she's 67 and has COPD as well. I'll ask her what travel insurance company she used. I know it was pretty pricey though....

I just heard back from her, she used Marks and Spencer.

Bob Aug 23rd 2012 9:51 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 

Originally Posted by Sally Redux (Post 10242964)
The post office is supposed to be good, my Mum used them last time she came over.

My mum used them a couple years ago, she also used Tesco's, but last time, I think she got it through Barclays, that was in April, expensive though.

She'll be 75 next year.

Boiler Aug 23rd 2012 11:14 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 
Did these cover pre existing conditions?

Which seems to be the issue?

Jerseygirl Aug 23rd 2012 11:38 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 

Originally Posted by Boiler (Post 10243562)
Did these cover pre existing conditions?

Which seems to be the issue?

AllClear covered all my MIL's pre conditions. You'd have to be out of your mind to travel to the US without covering already exisiting conditions.

I had arranged for another company to insure her...but before travelling she was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes so they pulled the cover. You usually have to inform them of any illness or change in meds within 6 mths of travel. If this happens be prepared for the insurance company to pull their coverage.

Bob Aug 23rd 2012 11:41 pm

Re: Travel insurance
 

Originally Posted by Boiler (Post 10243562)
Did these cover pre existing conditions?

Which seems to be the issue?

For my mother?

Blood pressure meds and some light pain meds for her wrist that she broke last year.


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