Tell us your travel insurance experiences


#1
Have you had any experiences of buying travel insurance or making a claim on a policy?

We’re looking into travel insurance for people with Parkinson's in the next issue of The Parkinson. We’d love to include your stories – positive and negative – about the process. We’d also like to include some real life holiday snaps!

If you’ve got a story or want to send in a picture, leave a comment or email us: publications@parkinsons.org.uk

Thanks!
Vicky

#2
HI,
I was diagnosed last year,our travel insurance is with our bank Lloyds TSB,the insurer is AXA,I notified them before our holiday in September,they took a note of me having Parkinsons but was told no additional premium was necessary.

#3
Thanks Anne29, that's good to hear. Has anyone else had any similar experiences? Or the opposite?

Vicky

#4
My experience is identical to Annie

#5
My experience is somewhat different. Although I have been under a consultant
for 6 moths now, no diagnosis is so far forthcoming.

This means I have to declare to the insurance company that
"I am under a consultant for an undiagnosed condition".

This make me uninsurable.

--Mike

#6
I have had no problem with travel insurance to date but I have not had "unplanned " admission to hospital ,chocked and can walk unaided.

#7
Hi. I use American express for travel insurance. Last year my pd was included in the policy with no charge but this year they charged £6.99 extra. Unsure whether this is consistent with other companies?

#8
Hi Vicky
I have travel insurance via my bank account with Barclays. I advised them that I had Type 2 Diabetes and Parkinson's. Within a few days I had a letter stating that I was covered. The insurance at the moment is covered by Aviva.
Best of luck
Chunky

#9
I was charged very little extra for declaring PD on my holiday insurance, however I too had no hospital stays, was not a choking risk and I do not use a walking aid.

Caroline.

#10

Hi Vicky

 

I went on a coach tour to Italy last year with my OH to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, booked through the Co-op and their insurance, told them I had the early stages of PD,said that was ok and didn't charge any extra!