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12 Feb 2018 09:02

I have health issuses but I am fairly fit but I cannot find an insurance company that offers a reasonable price. I would appreciate any assstance.

Re: Insurance

12 Feb 2018 10:47 in response to redfeed

Hello redfeed and welcome.  I have read all three of your posts - thank you - but am not sure that this one comes under the remit of this website.  I would either look at the subject on Which or alternatively look at one of the comparison websites which deal with private medical insurance.  (I am assuming it is medical insurance that you are seeking as opposed to wanting to insure your car or some such!)  All the best.  Annie

Re: Insurance

12 Feb 2018 11:21 in response to redfeed

Thanks for the response, I am sorry that I did not make my self clear. I was looking for travel insurance to go to Spain while I can and I would have thought that this was relevent to many people with cancer which is why I asked the question. The comparison sites still offer no reasonable prices, some as high as £1000 for a single trip. Once again thank you.

Re: Insurance

12 Feb 2018 11:30 in response to redfeed

That is okay redfeed.  We all do it, that is think we have expressed ourselves clearly only to find that it is not always the case.  Again, not sure that this is the right place to get the best information but hang on in there.  Cheers. 

Re: Insurance

12 Feb 2018 12:48 in response to redfeed

Hi Redfeed,  There is plenty on this site about travel insurance -  just search for it at the top of the page.

I found Eurotunnel very reasonable - they need very little medical information and are very very reasonable as long as you are not currently undergoing treatment and have not been diagnosed as terminal ( incurable was OK!!)  I went to Croatia for a week last year for £25.  Tho I don't know what they are like if you have to claim.

Good luck



Re: Insurance

12 Feb 2018 15:15 in response to redfeed

Hello and welcome to the forum, redfeed. 

Travel insurance is certainly a topic that comes up here often, for exactly the reasons you mention. 

With that in mind, I thought I'd include links to the information we've got on the site about Travelling with cancer and, more specifically, Getting travel insurance.That section in particular includes a list of specialist travel insurance companies

I hope that's helpful, and I do hope you get to go on your trip to Spain. Let us know!

With best wishes,

Cancer Chat moderator

Re: Insurance

12 Feb 2018 17:02 in response to tosyn

Thank you for the info

Re: Insurance

12 Feb 2018 17:03 in response to Moderator Helen

Thank you

Re: Insurance

13 Feb 2018 13:39 in response to redfeed
Hi redfeed. I am currently trying to find travel insurance information for my husband (lung cancer) and I have just found this list of insurers in an online Telegraph article Hope you find this helpful. I plan to phone around a few tomorrow. (I think Annieliz may be on the wrong forum and doesn't know!)

Re: Insurance

13 Feb 2018 15:52 in response to Circles

Thanks for the info, I rang a few of them and a couple want 2 to 3 weeks before travelling and want access to medical records. So they would not give a price without this info.


Re: Insurance

14 Feb 2018 09:56 in response to redfeed
Oh that's a shame. Thanks for letting me know. For myself I really just wanted a very rough idea of the cost to know whether planning a week away might be a possibility as I really don't know if insurance will be in the hundreds or even more. I do not want to look for a holiday and then find out the insurance is way too much.

Re: Insurance

14 Feb 2018 20:41 in response to redfeed


Hi Annie,

I hate to disagree with Annieliz - of course this comes under the remit of this website, as it affects all of us if we want to travel.The sites that Helen mentioned are worth a look, although I couldn’t find anyone to accept me on these sites.

My husband and I both have a long list of medical problems. We found that Stay Sure was a huge improvement in comparison to other companies, which charged thousands. We have been with them for about 4 years when they transferred us to All Clear which is still reasonable.

We take out an annual policy as we go abroad approx. 3 times a year. At present we pay £400 for an annual policy for both of us. This works out at £66.67 each per trip. This is not as cheap as Tosyn’s. £25.00, but we were happy with it. The annual cost is less than other companies were quoting for a single trip (under a third of the price).

Please let us know who you eventually find to cover you. I hope that you get away to Spain and  enjoy your holiday there.

Kind regards,

Jolamine xx

Re: Insurance

15 Feb 2018 08:14 in response to Jolamine

All clear quoted me £960 for a single trip. i did find one that was £99 per trip but I cannot locate it again. When I find it i will post it. Thanks.