Reasonable Travel Insurance


#1

Does anyone know of a travel Insurance Co that will give reasonable rates for someone with Parkinson's travelling abroad.  I have tried to get insurance and have either been refused or quoted about £800.


#2

We use Just Travel most of the time but its worth checking out various comparison sites to get the best deals.

I think we paid about £60 for one week. That is for 2 x pre-existing condition policies.

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/insurance/pre-existing-travel-insurance

Obviously it depends on what amount of cover you want but don't let them get you paying over the odds.

Hope you get a good deal because you're getting ripped off big time at £800!!!

Poker wink


#3

Thanks Poker that's very useful information.  Needless to say I didn't book the travel insurance for £800.  As you say, such a rip off especially as I have only recently been diagnosed.


#4

I remember reading in the Parkinsosn magazine that PUK have some arrangement with a travel insurance company but can't remember the name.

Calling Admin. please.

 

I have also heard good reports about a company called Staysure.


#5

That link doesn't work.

I checked out the Unique web site and it states that they no longer undertake travel insurance. 


#6

Hi Pokermid, 

Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I'm going to raise that with the relevant teams here! 

Sue, I'm going to do some investigating for you today, I hope to have an answer for you tomorrow. 


#7

Hi all, 

 

I've confirmed that Parkinson's UK has a partnership with Unique Insurance, if you have any issues with obtaining a quote then please do not hesitate to contact the helpline. Call Unique Insurance on 0800 561 0147 or email Unique@ajg.com for more information.

Thanks

Kat


#8

Thanks everyone you've been most helpful. Benji,  I've tried stayshore and they were expensive.

Kat, I'll phone Unique tomorrow and let you know how I get on.


#9

I  rang Unique this morning and managed to get single trip insurance with pre-existing conditions of Paarkinson's and High blood pressure for just under £34.  A good result.

Thank you to all advice, particularly Kat who gave me the number for Unique.


#10

Hi Sue, 

That's fantastic news. A much better price than £800! 

Feel free to ask for my help anytime and have a great holiday!

Kat