Long time lurker and first time poster who could do with some advice. Due to go on 23 July for 2 weeks with my husband. My mum has just this week been diagnosed with lung cancer and clearly I can't go away. Travel insurance covers medical cancellation of close relative. Rang consultant's secretary today and he's gone on holiday for 2 weeks. She wasn't sure if GP should write letter for insurance. My question is- what do I ask GP to write? Insurance company very vague about details. Thanks in advance for any help at this stressful time.
MoserRothOrangeandAlmond · 07/07/2023 14:44
@SilverstoneF1 that is not true.
That would only be true if you had normal holiday insurance (not medical holiday insurance) and it's about yourself.
For instance if I was having investigations for cancer, booked a holiday, hadn't told my insurance I was under investigation before booking a holiday then cancelled the trip or required treatment whilst on holiday ... I wouldn't be covered.
Relatives are completely different
Blondeissimo · 07/07/2023 14:44
@Lookingfornemo I forgot to add that it took the GP few (maybe three) weeks to do the form but they checked with the consultants PA to fact check and then, once I emailed the form back to my insurers, I had my refund in less than a week. I hope it all goes smoothly for you and that your mum has a successful run of treatment.
Lookingfornemo · 07/07/2023 14:29
@justanothermanicmonday1 Thank you so much.Nothing medical writing, just the letter advising her of date of scan. Consultant rang Mon evening at 7pm and said he was clearing his desk before going on holiday, that she had cancer and treatment would either be removal of tumour or blast of radiotherapy. ( Also had test yesterday for bowel cancer but that's a whole other story) Insurance company have asked for all holiday details and receipts etc, which I have plus a medical letter, but haven't specifically said what to put in letter.
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