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Old Aug 23rd 2012, 4:21 am
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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?

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Old Aug 23rd 2012, 6:57 am
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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.
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Have they looked at SAGA, they do all sorts of stuff for people over 50.
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The post office is supposed to be good, my Mum used them last time she came over.
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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....
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Have they looked at SAGA, they do all sorts of stuff for people over 50.
extremly expensive
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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.
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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.
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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
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I'm pretty sure my parents use Barclays for their travel insurance.
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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.
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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.
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Did these cover pre existing conditions?

Which seems to be the issue?
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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.
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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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