Over 65 travel insurance cover for cancer

By , March 16, 2012 3:20 pm
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If you are fighting cancer, or have had cancer in the past, buying travel insurance can be tricky and it can be even trickier if you also happen to be over 65.

It is not unusual to find that the travel insurance you had with your bank, or your standard travel insurance provider, stops providing cover once you tell them you have been diagnosed with cancer or you reach a certain age.  Combine having cancer with being over 65 when you are looking for travel insurance and things can get really difficult.

But don’t worry, we know a travel insurance provider that can help, our partner Goodtogoinsurance.com can provide travel insurance for all types of cancer, up to a high level of severity and there are no age limits, so the fact that you are over 65 is not a problem.

Goodtogoinsurance.com can sometimes even provide travel insurance cover to cancer patients who are currently on a course of chemotherapy or radiotherapy, provided their doctor says it is safe for them to travel.

Spending time with family and friends in a relaxing atmosphere on holiday can be extremely important if you are living with cancer or recovering from cancer and we strongly believe that difficulty in obtaining travel insurance cover due to cancer or your age, if you are over 65, should not be a barrier to doing this.

The cost of cancer travel insurance when you are over 65 can depend on the type of cancer you have, its severity and how recently the cancer was diagnosed. The more recent your diagnosis, the more expensive travel insurance cover is likely to be.

You can keep the cost of cancer travel insurance over 65 down by thinking carefully about which country you are going to travel to.

Prices for over 65 travel insurance cover, can vary greatly depending on what country you are visiting, whether you have cancer or not.  This is down to the cost of UK residents obtaining emergency medical treatment in that country and whether that country has a reciprocal agreement with the UK for health care.

For instance, the USA, Canada and the Caribbean are usually the most expensive destinations to get cancer travel insurance for – the medical treatment in the USA and Canada extremely good, but it is also very expensive.  The Caribbean falls into this expensive category because when you fall ill and need emergency medical treatment in the Caribbean, you are likely to be taken to a hospital in the USA.

It can pay to get some quotes for cancer travel insurance over 65 for different countries before you book your holiday.

Don’t be tempted to travel without travel insurance to cover your cancer

Whatever you do, don’t be tempted to travel without travel insurance cover for your cancer. If your cancer isn’t covered and you need medical treatment abroad for something that is related to the cancer, you could find yourself facing very large medical bills.

Cancer patients sometimes comment that it is not worth buying travel insurance over 65 to cover their cancer because the cost of the travel insurance is more than the cost of the holiday, but the thing to remember is that the main purpose of your travel insurance over 65 is to provide cover for you, rather than your holiday, against the risk of incurring large medical bills abroad. 

Over Sixty Five Travel Insurance work with Goodtogoinsurance.com who can provide travel insurance over 65 with cover for all types of cancer, you can get a quote for cancer travel insurance online or call and speak to one of their friendly team who will be happy to help you.

Get a quote for cancer travel insurance over 65

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