Travel insurance for cancer patients
If you or someone you love has just been diagnosed with cancer or is recovering after a round of treatment, taking a holiday might be a great way to come to terms with the situation or spend some time recuperating and enjoying a moment away from the stress the illness brings.
Whatever your reasons, if you’re travelling with an illness or making arrangements for a family member, an important aspect of the planning is travel insurance – knowing your covered in the event of a medical emergency while you’re away from home can bring real peace of mind while on holiday.
Most standard travel insurance policies – like the ones you get for free when you open a current account with your bank, for example – only cover the basics, and have exclusions for things like age and activities involving an element of risk.
Being covered for any complications associated with cancer is an important thing to take into consideration and can involve a more detailed search than average
Where to go for advice
If you’re in the position of searching for travel insurance for a cancer patient, the good news is there are several great resources online that can help you along the way.
In particular, Macmillan Cancer Support has published a very comprehensive guide with some great general information to help you get started. It covers topics like how cancer can affect your travel insurance and what kind of cover companies may offer you.
Cancer Research UK has also published a guide covering what you need to tell insurance companies and how to make sure you have enough cover before you go.
Finally, the Telegraph has covered this topic in its travel section, offering some tips and a list of several insurance providers who provide specialist policies above and beyond the regular.
Where to go for a quote
When you feel confident you have the information you need to start seeking quotes and comparing polices, some places worth checking include:
Moneysupermarket – This price comparison website specialises mostly in general travel insurance, but the advantage is that you can compare quotes from dozens of providers at once. There is also a useful guide about getting a travel insurance quote from the site when you are a cancer patient.
Orbis Insurance – This is an insurance provider who will provide travel cover to people with a range of health concerns and may be able to provide you with a quote that meets your needs.
Insure Cancer – This is an insurance provider dedicated specifically to providing specialist cover for people affected by cancer.
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