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    Insurance for the more mature.

    For many years we’ve used insurance provided by our bank as part of a package of benefits, but this cover ceased last year when I was 70. We’re now looking for insurance for our cruise next year when I will be 72 and my wife will be 70 whilst we are away.
    We could take the insurance offered by the cruise company, but I suspect that might be quite expensive, so I’m looking for recommendations. My wife has some existing conditions, but nothing very serious.
    Thank you.
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    Originally posted by Peterlg, Halifax View Post
    For many years we’ve used insurance provided by our bank as part of a package of benefits, but this cover ceased last year when I was 70. We’re now looking for insurance for our cruise next year when I will be 72 and my wife will be 70 whilst we are away.
    We could take the insurance offered by the cruise company, but I suspect that might be quite expensive, so I’m looking for recommendations. My wife has some existing conditions, but nothing very serious.
    Thank you.
    Haven't had that problem yet, but a friend swears by Staysure.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Peterlg, Halifax View Post
      For many years we’ve used insurance provided by our bank as part of a package of benefits, but this cover ceased last year when I was 70. We’re now looking for insurance for our cruise next year when I will be 72 and my wife will be 70 whilst we are away.
      We could take the insurance offered by the cruise company, but I suspect that might be quite expensive, so I’m looking for recommendations. My wife has some existing conditions, but nothing very serious.
      Thank you.
      Probably a silly question, but have you enquired if the bank will cover you beyond 70?

      We're not there yet but for a small premium and annual screening, our bank account travel insurance will cover us beyond 70 yrs of age.

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        #4
        Originally posted by PeterM, Southwell View Post

        Haven't had that problem yet, but a friend swears by Staysure.
        Hi Peter

        A quick scan of Which cruise insurance and the top 4 are:

        Co-op
        LV
        Staysure
        Insure and Go

        LV upper age limit is 80.

        Annie

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          #5
          I too have used the banks travel insurance for many years, but when a major medical issue came into my life, the bank insurance added premium went through the roof.

          I have found All Clear have given me the best quotes for long haul cover, but that's not to say they will be the same for everyone...............Wilba
          Wilba

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            #6
            We were chuffed when Barclays upped the age to 80 on their travel pack account add on.

            Its not that cheap at £12.50pm but covers all account holders and their families world wide and also included full European RAC personal cover.

            they also have a more expensive 18pm option that includes 6 lounge pass which makes them £13each.

            They do have a £5kpp cancellation limit which is plenty for our cruises.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Mrs M View Post

              Probably a silly question, but have you enquired if the bank will cover you beyond 70?

              We're not there yet but for a small premium and annual screening, our bank account travel insurance will cover us beyond 70 yrs of age.
              Yes, and no 😄
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                #8
                It is certainly a problem that faces many of us. Our insurance is included in the package from the bank, along with lounge passes etc. we will both be 70 next year (God willing) and I expect to pay a premium due to my health history. Before we purchased the package with the bank we used Staysure as they were the only company to offer to insure me after cancer treatment.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                  Hi Peter

                  A quick scan of Which cruise insurance and the top 4 are:

                  Co-op
                  LV
                  Staysure
                  Insure and Go

                  LV upper age limit is 80.

                  Annie
                  I used to deal a lot with LV, and found them to be excellent.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post

                    Probably a silly question, but have you enquired if the bank will cover you beyond 70?

                    We're not there yet but for a small premium and annual screening, our bank account travel insurance will cover us beyond 70 yrs of age.
                    My mother in law is 80 and she has insurance with RBS- they’re still willing to insure her at a price but she’s happy with the package they have offered her.

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                      #11
                      I was forced to change from Nationwide following a heart attack who withdrew cover on any heart related incidents and I went to Staysure. I was amazed with their policy of charging an admin fee if you advise them of a change in medication so I went elsewhere. In reality the only question to ask is will they pay out of you claim.

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                        #12
                        We used LV for a good few years but following treatment for cancer (and having been given the all clear) they would no longer give me a quote.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by annie, Glasgow View Post

                          Hi Peter

                          A quick scan of Which cruise insurance and the top 4 are:

                          Co-op
                          LV
                          Staysure
                          Insure and Go

                          LV upper age limit is 80.

                          Annie
                          Hi Annie
                          I have more experience than most when it comes to insurance with pre-meds.Diabetes and CABG over 6yrs ago.
                          And believe me three of those mentioned won't touch me with a barge pole.

                          I'm with AllClear,,,,£380 a year for Europe only,,,,,don't even mention US or Caribbean,,,,how about £1500 - £3000 for a 2 week cruise.

                          C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
                          "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                            Hi Annie
                            I have more experience than most when it comes to insurance with pre-meds.Diabetes and CABG over 6yrs ago.
                            And believe me three of those mentioned won't touch me with a barge pole.

                            I'm with AllClear,,,,£380 a year for Europe only,,,,,don't even mention US or Caribbean,,,,how about £1500 - £3000 for a 2 week cruise.
                            Ouch!!!! 😱

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                              Hi Annie
                              I have more experience than most when it comes to insurance with pre-meds.Diabetes and CABG over 6yrs ago.
                              And believe me three of those mentioned won't touch me with a barge pole.

                              I'm with AllClear,,,,£380 a year for Europe only,,,,,don't even mention US or Caribbean,,,,how about £1500 - £3000 for a 2 week cruise.
                              Another vote for AllClear from me................Wilba
                              Wilba

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