Cover for travel while on Rituximab

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jbear
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Cover for travel while on Rituximab

I know there has been a previous topic about travel insurance but there hasn't been any replies for some time so I thought I would start a more specific one.
One of the things on my bucket list is to fly on a plane as I have never done so and my children haven't been on a plane either so we were planning on a holiday to Spain in the May half term.
I can get quotes for travel insurance for a reasonable price but then when you read the small print the cover doesn't include any cover for anything related to the lymphoma (because I am still undergoing maintenance therapy) which kind of defeats the object!
I am waiting to hear from the underwriters on a policy that I got a quote for through insurancewith.com to see if they will cover it or not.
Has anyone had any sucess in getting a policy that covers their lymphoma while having maintenance therapy of rituximab?

Mandyx

janet
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Hi Mandy,
I got an annual policy whilst on Rituximab maintainence with Medici. It was just over £100 and covered Europe, Turkey, Morocco. I hope they will renew shortly as still on maintainence. It covered lymphoma.
Have a great time,
Janet

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Hi Janet,

Hi Janet,
I tried Medici for a single trip policy and they declined to cover the lymphoma but referred me to their partner company of goodtogoinsurance. They offered me cover but for a single trip policy for a week in Spain it was £281 (for medical and repatriation cover) but if I wanted cancellation, curtailment, abandonment, personal property, travel delays and missed departures it went up to £338!! I'm still looking round!!!
Mandy

jbear
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I've just looked out of

I've just looked out of interest to see if they would cover me on an annual policy and they said they couldn't :(

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Travel Insurance Whilst on Retuximab

Hi Mandy,
I have just finishes R-CVP chemo and going onto Retuximab maintenance. Did you have any luck with your insurance and who did you use please?
Happy New Year
Thanks Gil

Gil Robinson

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Hi  :-) 

Hi  :-) 

Well worth a read of this topic (see Apple’s post of 23/03/15)

http://www.lymphomas.org.uk/forums/practical-issues/travel-insurance-whilst-rituxumab-maintenance-therapy

Also some useful information   http://www.lymphomas.org.uk/about-lymphoma/living-with-lymphoma/travel-insurance-and-lymphoma

Can’t remember which have already been mentioned, but worth checking if you fail to find cover elsewhere

http://www.freedominsure.co.uk/Cancer-Travel-Insurance

http://insurecancer.com/

https://www.avantitravelinsurance.co.uk/cancer

 

http://www.insurancewith.com/fiona-macrae/

 

http://www.insurancewith.com/single-trip-travel-insurance/

 

I am covered annually by https://www.allcleartravel.co.uk/?gclid=CInQ3Yzy0sMCFWKWtAodTQoA2A for NHL, and also a recent heart issue which has the potential to land me in reuss. at A&E at the moment. I pay an additional premium  for the new condition, but am fully covered, and so is my partner (in case of cancellation or repatriation).

 

My first port of call in your particular circumstance would be the company that Apple used though!

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 4 Follicular Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

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holiday travel cover

all the insurance companies mentioned said to me that they would not accept cover until the treatment plan has been concluded.
my own insurance company nationwide even asked me if my illness was terminal. think i will transfer my bank account

bought the purple shirt, well i have lymphoma! now to get rid of it

johnr
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Hi, did they say whether they

Hi, did they say whether they would cover you still though? as mixed stories have been posted when it comes to banks and free holiday cover. Most will not cover a terminal patient or if they do charge a fortune, some banks have in the past covered lymphoma patients or have asked for an additional premium to keep the cover.

this is a rollercoaster ride where you cannot see where the highs and lows will be

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Hi, did they say whether they

said that they would not cover me.
my chemotherapy is due to start on the 25th january and to conclude on 9th may. i just wanted to book a holiday as something to look forward to. not only that, i suspect that most holidays will be gone by time i am able to book and insure a holiday.

bought the purple shirt, well i have lymphoma! now to get rid of it

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Hi bluebird. As you have probably seen on other posts I have just been to states for 6weeks. I finished RCVP in sept and haven't made a decision about Rituximab maintenance so could honestly say I had no treatment planned. I got insurance including lymphoma and warfarin and previous cancer with Insurancewith for a one off trip of 45 days for £400 for myself and husband who had had a fractured heel bone last year. There was an excess of £400 for anything to do with declared conditions and £250 for my husbands foot problem. This was far lower than some other quotes and seemed to cover every eventuality. Of course I haven't claimed on it fortunately so you never really know how these companies deliver unless you are in that position. I didn't book anything until I had completed my chemo and been told I was in remission, even then I found it quite stressful worrying if I would cope while away and I was visiting my son so had some back up. I don't think it would be advisable to book anything while still on treatment as you never know if it will be extended or some sessions delayed. It is a mine field really and I also found it very stressful just ringing for quotes as you have to go through all those invasive questions over and over just to be told no!!
I wish you well with your treatment and hope it goes smoothly for you. What treatment are you having?

Lynne