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Old Mar 27th 2019, 12:32 am
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They are Brokers, depends no doubt who the Underwriters are so will change.
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Old Mar 27th 2019, 8:43 am
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My dad used Aviva for his last trip to Canada - 800 UKP for 10 days, covering a person with diagnosed terminal metastatic prostate cancer
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Old Mar 27th 2019, 10:09 pm
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Originally Posted by mikelincs View Post
Be very careful. credit card insurance doesn't usually include repatriation in an extreme case.
· Nope, a Google translate from my own c/c terms and conditions small print.
Higher levels of cover are available.

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· Coverage, compensation in the event of illness or injury (transport, repatriation, advance of hospitalization costs incurred abroad up to 155 000 €, ...),



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Old Mar 27th 2019, 10:21 pm
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· Nope, a Google translate from my own c/c terms and conditions small print.
Higher levels of cover are available.

Coverage, compensation in the event of illness or injury (transport, repatriation, advance of hospitalization costs incurred abroad up to 155 000 €, ...),
That's as maybe, but it still isn't going to cover pre-existing conditions.

In other words, you don't seriously think that the credit card company is going to pick up the entire tab, no questions asked, when someone with high blood pressure, heart disease, poor circulation, diabetes, and a history of seizures ends up in intensive care while relying on the credit card insurance coverage, do you?
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· Nope, a Google translate from my own c/c terms and conditions small print.
Higher levels of cover are available.

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· Coverage, compensation in the event of illness or injury (transport, repatriation, advance of hospitalization costs incurred abroad up to 155 000 €, ...),
Is that a French credit card?
They operate on different T&C to the UK which is what the OP's parents would be looking at.

My french DEBIT card (from Barclays Fr) paid all my son's Andorran hospital bills because we used it to pay for the lift tickets. Completely forgot that Andorra wasn't in the EU so EHIC was no use.
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Originally Posted by petitefrancaise View Post
.... My French DEBIT card (from Barclays Fr) paid all my son's Andorran hospital bills because we used it to pay for the lift tickets. ...
But presumably that was for an injury or out-of-the-blue illness, not a pre-existing condition?
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Old Mar 27th 2019, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
That's as maybe, but it still isn't going to cover pre-existing conditions.

In other words, you don't seriously think that the credit card company is going to pick up the entire tab, no questions asked, when someone with high blood pressure, heart disease, poor circulation, diabetes, and a history of seizures ends up in intensive care while relying on the credit card insurance coverage, do you?
A bit silly to travel in your suggested scenario

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Old Mar 27th 2019, 10:56 pm
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A bit silly to travel in your suggested scenario
That was pretty much my point - that if you have medical conditions that have the potential to turn into expensive medical treatment and/or require medevac repatriation you should be not be relying on default coverage provided by a credit card.
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you should be not be relying on default coverage provided by a credit card.

Who said they wanted to?????
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Who said they wanted to?????
Er, you did. Being elderly is an additional risk condition, that likely excludes them from default credit card coverage, especially if they have any history of age-related medical treatment or medication.
French friends, same age bracket use their credit card insurance, the cover is 250,000 euros I think.
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Old Mar 28th 2019, 1:26 am
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OP,

Elderly family members with significant pre-existing conditions have used both Avanti and World First to travel to USA. Both are excellent, good coverage and sensible questions to gauge the condition.

Premiums were relatively affordable.

Good luck

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Thanks for all of the guidance and info. I eventually found some suitable insurance using the following. (Not meant as a plug, just as a reference to help others.)
The policy I settled upon had the usual types of travel coverage; trip interruption, lost baggage etc etc with typical type of financial compensation.
The medical coverage uses an American PPO (the majority of my local doctors and hospitals are in its network).
Coverage max is $300k, reduced to $100k for pre-existing. With a repatriation coverage of $1m. A deductible of $250 applies with no co-pays.
Total cost was $430 for the two of them.
This is who I ended up using : https://www.insubuy.com/visitors-insurance/
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Old Mar 31st 2019, 2:12 am
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Worth keeping in mind: Many insurance companies require you to notify them if you are prescribed new meds within 3 mths of travel. The doctor changed my MIL’s BP meds, when I told the insurance company they said they could no longer insure her and cancelled the policy.
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I have heard of Insubuy, they seem to focus mainly on the Indian market, did look to see who the Underwriters are and they use a variety none of which I am familiar with. You are of course buying a US product.
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