Travel Insurance

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  1. zebath

    zebath Read Only Funster

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    Hi any one can help please?
    We have had an annual travel policy for years with insureandgo.
    Now my wife has reached 66 and I'm 64 the max time away on one trip is 31 days!
    We plan to travel Europe in the spring being away for around 90+days.
    We can get a one off policy at a high cost for 90 days BUT would really like the flexibility of having an annual policy so it would cover us whenever we wanted to travel without going through a new expensive policy each time.
    Q? Anyone know of an insurance company that might offer this service ...Many of you Guys are away all the time ! How do you do the personal Insurance thing??
    Any advise welcome
    Thanks
    Dave K
     
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    Staysure and LV are the two that we have used recently on extended trips..
     
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    One thing to watch for is a condition that says you have to have your return fare booked before you go or your insurance is void, it's definitely on staysure as we had it last year and were away 5 weeks without a return booked and was actually uninsured, but didn't realise till we got back and I actually read the small print for some other reason and rang them when I found it and it is definitely the case.
     
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    Have you thought about changing bank accounts?
    Our Lloyds account gives worldwide cover up to 80 years old for up to 45 days which you can extend to either 60 or 93 days at a cost think it was £130 for the 93 day multi trip cover. Nationwide do similar with one of their current account, Nationwide also European breakdown cover for up to 3.5T.
     
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    arent "insure and go" part of the large spanish MAPFRE group? they underwrite many insurers selling slightly different policies and conditions....
     
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    Try SAGA.

    Not the cheapest by any means but provide good level of cover.

    We had to leave them when my wife's medical history made their costs prohibitive.

    Now insured through RIAS. Annual multi trip, any one trip up to 91 days. Both aged 66 years at time of taking out policy.
     
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    Have just tried this but, on declaring medical conditions, the website does not recognise my wife's medical condition. One of the problems where computer generated questions do not elicit a recognised answer. There is no way past it, it just says that the medical screening is incomplete.

    However, for anyone with a straight forward history it looks to be a great help.

    We have found that, even on the telephone where the "customer services agent" is referring to a computer screen, common sense goes out of the door.

    To quote a TV programme of not so long ago "The computer says no!":(:cry:
     
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    Goggle y0ur wifes condition..you may be surprised. I have had this happen in the past and found an acceptable term by searching. failing that call them, surely they must have a number
     
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    Good idea, thank you. Will try this.(y)
     
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    Many thanks for all the helpful input!

    The bank account one is really good but unfortunately not practical for us at this time.
    We spoke to staysure and I seem to recall they would only do a fixed term policy for about £200+ for a 90 day cover so ruled them out.
    As it turns out and I should have considered this initially the C&C club do in fact offer what I need at £102 pp
    an annual policy with 183 days cover no one trip to be over 91 days. I think this will do! Should be able to squeeze in a couple of long trips and a few short ones!
    Again many thanks for all your comments.
    Regs
    Dave K
     
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