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    Travel insurance

    Hi all,

    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

    Thanks

    emmas15
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    #138374
    Reply 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""""""

    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    #138375
    Reply 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.

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    sar78 sar78
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    #138376
    Reply To: Travel insurance

    I was also put down as Duchene as mine was not on the list. they also seem overly concerned about my back op in 1998.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat (Mod) Cat (Mod)
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    #138378
    Reply 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!".

    taungfox
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    #138443
    Reply To: Travel insurance

    £800!! Good grief, that is what I want to spend on a whole holiday. Best to carry on not having one methinks. That is simply outragous.

    Mike

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    embayweather embayweather
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    #138444
    Reply 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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