September 25, 2016 at 11:02 am #138373Travel insurance
I’m a newbie to these forums so bare with me, I have Congenital Muscular Dystrophy and always been able to eventually get travel insurance even if it has been more complicated then I have liked, but recently I have had to start using a vent at night. Trying to find travel insurance since then has been a nightmare. I have read some threads about getting travel insurance but I can only find ones that are at least a year old has anyone had any recent experience of being able to get travel insurance without having to take out a small loan to cover it!
I would be grateful for any tips
Thanksemmas15ParticipantPosts: 0Joined: 25/09/2016September 25, 2016 at 11:23 am #138374Reply To: Travel insurance
My Saga single trip insurance cost £1000 for trip this june. was originally £800 but I didnt read the paper work and the dates was our by 2 days. had to pay extra £200 to fix it.. it was my first trip ever and just needed to get fully covered for piece of mind. its alot more than other seemed to pay.
I will be looking for a better deal now I know my lungs wont explod on the plane with the cabin pressure. lol. up until I was in the air I had no idea how I would cope on the flight. even got permission to use vent on board if I needed it.
a good point about my extra dear insurance . if I took ill it covered my cares stay while I was in hospital and geting us home again. if my carer took ill (my 64yr mum) it covered a nurse aid to look after me while she was in hospital and paid to fly a family member over to get me and my belongings home.
people have said Fish is good also.
"""""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""September 25, 2016 at 11:28 am #138375Reply To: Travel insurance
Hi, my insurance for a 16 night cruise two years ago was around £800. I’m afraid the ventilator seems to bump any medical condition in terms of insurance premium. It does show a lack of understanding as to the purpose of a bipap machine I think. There are many of us that use them but with a varying degree of other issues.
A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adamssar78ModeratorPosts: 2,246Joined: 05/03/2015September 25, 2016 at 11:59 am #138378Reply To: Travel insurance
My quote a Couple of years ago was £ 800.
They did not know or understand so
assumed the worst and put Duchenne.
"Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".taungfoxParticipantPosts: 4,630Joined: 27/09/2010September 26, 2016 at 12:22 pm #138444Reply To: Travel insurance
it is a lot. but as travelling with MD is sorta time barred to a extent. I plan to save and manage at least another to get the experience. it is bit depressing and a leap of faith if less cover is real cover
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