Re: Holiday Insurance - watch out!
Originally Posted by Val J
We werenít going to renew our passports when they ran out last year because of my illness, but we decided we could maybe manage a trip over to France to see hubbyís twin brother and his wife. Next job, travel insurance, so keyed in all our details to one of the comparison sites. What a shock when the results came through, out of three quotes, the cheapest was £933 for 10 days holiday in France!!
Much as we would love to go we are not prepared to pay almost £1000 for insurance and are wondering whether to risk just relying on the EHIC card. Wondered what others think.
Hi everyone. Can I just ask that you re-read my Thread titled "Travel Insurance for Existing Medical Conditions" on the Travel Thread. it was dated 28/01/16. Some of the replies I received back then were invaluable. I had been quoted between £800 to £1200 for my existing medical conditions COPD and Pulmonary Embolisms by Insurance companies such as Staysure and Saga due to the loaded questions by the underwriters ensuring that cost of their insurance was astronomical.
One of the clever posters on that thread gave me the name of a brilliant 5 star insurance company that charged for the same conditions for just £80 !!! Believe me, I went through it several times with them to ensure I was fully covered in all eventualities.
Give them a try. They are called WORLD FIRST.
I recommend everyone to ring them first for your existing medical condition insurance before having to resort to those expensive others.