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Providing support to anyone affected by blood cancer
Despite how well you plan your holiday, travel insurance is there to give you financial protection when things don’t go according to plan. However, getting travel insurance can be difficult if you have, or have had, cancer.
A holiday is usually a time of relaxation, but after a blood cancer diagnosis, you may find it harder to find a travel insurance company that will cover you. It can be difficult, but planning your trip more carefully can help you feel more relaxed, leaving time for you to enjoy your holiday.
Finding good insurance at a sensible price can be a challenge for cancer patients. Health problems are known as pre-existing conditions. When applying for travel insurance, insurers assess you situation to estimate how likely you are to become ill whilst on holiday or cancel your holiday due to your condition. The cost of potential treatment abroad is also taken into account.
When applying for travel insurance, be open and honest about your health. Some companies may not insure you due to your health. Others may offer you cover but with certain terms and conditions such as:
Always check with your provider what you are and aren’t covered for.
If you’re undergoing treatment, many insurers wont cover you due to the associated risks. Similarly, many companies may not offer you cover until a certain amount of time has passed following treatment. Again, this is all dependent on the assessment of your situation.
It is important that you do your research before committing to an insurance policy. You can do this is an few ways:
Published: Feb 2016
Next planned review: Feb 2018