I'm hoping someone can help me. My FIL would like to take my MIL on a cruise but they are struggling to get insurance. She has just finished chemo and radio and has a slot before starting more chemo. Apart from her brain tumour she is in good health and is in her early sixties. She had a terminal prognosis but I'm pretty sure we're not quite in the 'within 6 months' timeframe yet. Can anyone recommend somewhere for travel insurance? FIL had tried lots of places as suggested by Macmillan but no joy. Thanks in advance.
my father had more trouble getting cruise insurance for his high blood pressure than his cancer! He did get some tho, I will have to ask him as I can't remember. Which ones have u tried? I know it wasn't cheap.....
That would be very very much appreciated, thank you. I'm not sure which he's tried to be honest, my dh said FIL has gone through a list from Macmillan and the only one who would insure said £3k each! I suggested insured with as heard they're good but that's all i know. Will ask hubby for the list of no goes.
My dad said he had (free ) insurance with his bank but had to pay £200 when he told them about the cancer. They were then happy to insure him. He said for you to try; staysure.co.uk & insurancewith.com
I see you have tried insurewith. Good luck with finding something Dad has been cancer clear for 3 years now thanks, although he has heart and lung problems now and they can't do much to help now. It's heartbreaking isn't it
Thank you bumply, I've passed the article on to my dh. I think it's looking like it's not happening now due to delayed radio effects kicking in quite massively. Sorry to hear you dad is having problems lavender. It is heartbreaking, i totally agree.
Just an idea OP, not sure if it is considered reckless but my PILs have a multitude of health problems, including cancer, stroke, heart meds etc and they decided that they would just go on holiday without insurance. They did it, there wasn't a problem.
Midnight - very reckless. I worked for a medical assistance company and bills can run into thousands even in an eu country with reciprocal healthcare agreements. For example if you needed to come home on a stretcher it was 9 seats plus the cost of a nurse's flights and time! Even something minor that may cause you to miss your flight can add up. I would never go away without insurance.
They couldn't risk going without insurance, could end up bankrupted. I think they are going to look into UK holidays. It's probably for the best as she had a seizure yesterday which was a bit of a shock and we just want her to be safe.