Travel insurance

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  1. Goronwy

    Goronwy

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    We are going to spain for 4 months,but can't get travel insurance with our current insurers Sainsburys for more than 60 days and they didn't know any other insurers that would cover us for more than 60 days.
    Does anyone know of an insurer that does more than 60 days?
     
  2. DanielFord

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    My parents used to use Saga, not sure if that helps?
     
  3. Brisey

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    We have a single trip policy for 130 days with Staysure.
     
  4. houdini

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    We had similar prob when we went to NZ for 42 days and we went with Staysure. Fortunately didn't have to make any claims so cannot cannot comment on their reliability etc.:)
     
  5. flatpackchicken

    flatpackchicken Funster Life Member

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    Have got mine with Lloyds bank as get free travel ins with bank account (platinum) and also insures up to 80 years old and worldwide. Also upgraded to 6 months (180 days ) away at any one time in a year to cover my trip to Sicily for the winter.
    Regards Garry Flatpackchicken
     
  6. bobandjanie

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    We have ours with LV cover for 9 months away.:LOL: Bob.
     
  7. Speve

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    We got ours with Insure and Go best rates around try the Backpacker there three types I think Bronze,Silver & Gold ours was £134 for about 14 weeks.With medical screening included

    0844 888 1587
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  8. sedge

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    Slight snag with Lloyd's Bank here Garry - I've been with them now since the late 1980's, always had diabetes, the hypothyroid came more recently but it's par for the course once you have one auto-immune condition, treatment does change occasionally but only when new insulins arrive and they are better, or whatever. Have NEVER been hospitalised through them anyway. All declared to the Bank's insurers every year, no probs.

    This year - they wanted an AP of £600+ to continue covering me!

    Considering we had run the bank account down to nowt and moved it, but so as to keep the Annual Travel cover, were still paying £25 a month for the privilege of having the Platinum account - so we were already paying £300 a year for the cover - everything else you get with the account has been dually covered anyway for about 14 years - we're now in the process of closing it.

    I have looked round but insurers want silly money. Staysure - who everyone on here seems to swear by and whom I have asked specifically because of ME - won't give cover for a longer holiday than 62 days as annual cover, which is useless. If either of us has an emergency the E111 or whatever will do the job anyway where we go - normally France - and we could pay anyway - rather than pay £1,000 or more a year and never claim. We can stick the £1,000pa into the rainy day account and watch it grow!

    My earnings since 1967 were from the British insurance industry and to say I now feel absolutely disgusted with them is an understatement.

    However, it's still AXA who underwrite the Lloyd's cover - and they are French - so what's "Go forth and multiply you a---holes!" in French?
     
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  9. Goronwy

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    Thank you to all who have replied,I contacted Saga ,they only do up to 90 days,contacted Staysure ,found it expensive.Think I'll just be careful and rely on E111.
     
  10. Bailey58

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    With "previous" to our name we struggled on price until we went to Covered2Go. Pleased with the outcome there but they appear to cover up to 60 days or extended only up to age 64 so maybe worth a look. Mind you it's German backed, is that better or worse than French? :)

    Another thread.
     
  11. bobandjanie

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    Just like to bring to your attention, if you die being careful, I know here in Spain you will be cremated with in a day or maybe two if your partner begs them.
    But that might not be a worry, if you want to be cremated, but you will need to have insurance to be repatriated for a funeral on home turf. :eek:
    Just thought I would mention it, as it may interest others when they cross the channel. (y). Bob.
     
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  13. chaser

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    I have said this before but no one seems to think it's a problem , if you are with staysure , read your policy because in the small print , think it's page 12 but not positive, it states if you havnt booked a return ferry at the same time as your outward one your insurance is void, in other words you can't go on an open ended trip
     
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    Actual wording
    • number of days for which you have paid for cover, you will not be covered after the last day for which you have paid. Trips must commence and end in your home country and a return ticket must have been booked prior
      to departure.
     
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    Dont forget to notify them your ferry dates. Friend of mine in Spain has just been landed with a bill for 5500 euros for an operation in Benidorm. He thought he was insured until he claimed. It appears that in the small print it states before travel they need to be notified of the dates of departure and date of return travel. This means return travel must be booked before departure. BUSBY.
     
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  16. Soozywoozy

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    Follow this link to MSE who has links for extended cover and pre existing conditions, plus some useful do's and don't s
    http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/cheap-travel-insurance

    BTW - also have lloyds platinum, which has always included my children if travelling with us whilst in full time education. Just checked for skiing cover and loose this option if upgrade to get winter spirts cover, therefore used MSE to get seperate ski insurance for daughter, whilst retaining both. Oh it's a palaver

    Look at the insurance that has higher health cover, not enhanced flight delay, baggage handling loss etc as hardly relevant to motorhome. They do vary considerably
     
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  17. Cobweb

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    Hi

    We have had annual travel insurance from Insure and Go in the past for up to 4 months any trip . Two years a ago we had to claim when I suddenly developed a severe headache and was carted off to A&E in Fort Lauderdale and had several scans to rule out brain haemorrhage . I was there for maybe 3 hours but the bill was a whopping $ 8000.00 ! We paid a deposit of $ 800.00 on our credit card and made a claim when we got back home . They paid up but only after a thorough investigation and a letter from my GP confirming that I had been fit to travel . Read the small print and declare all existing medical conditions is my advise . We now have a specialised Yachtsmans annual insurance from Topsail for up to 5 months any trip which covers us for any European travel as well . It is not cheap at about £550.00 for the two of us because I have a couple of medical conditions but it is essential for the USA and the Bahamas . For European travel I think it would be cheaper because of the E111 . In fact that was all I needed when I busted my knee skiing in Austria a few years ago . I got back and did not bother with a claim from my insurance instead claiming from the NHS instead for cost of drugs and consultations because of the Exess on my policy it made more financial sense .
     
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  18. Zains Pops

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    I didn't know that Luncheon Vouchers could be used for insurance.....got some in a drawer somewhere, I'll look them out tomorrow and save a fortune!!
     
  19. jenny and mitch

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    Is E111 the EHIC card ???
     
  20. Bailey58

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    Yes.

    Edit: Apply online but don't be fooled into paying for it. It's free here.
     
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