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Travel Insurance
27-04-2005, 11:16 PM
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I just realised that Mr G and I didn't have any insurance for our holiday which starts tomorrow so I had to book some in a hurry. Anyway it was more expensive than I expected and I was just wondering if anyone had any recommendations I can add to my favourites so next time I'm not daft enough to leave it until the last minute.

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27-04-2005, 11:30 PM
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I only go on short weekend breaks at the moment, so I use The Post Office Travel Insurance not sure what it is like for longer trips though!
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27-04-2005, 11:32 PM
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it didn't even occur to me to look there, and yet now you've mentioned it I remember something about ants Big Grin

thanks ILS, I will check it out for next time Big Grin

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27-04-2005, 11:38 PM
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We have travel insurance free as we have a mortgage with C&G, through TSB ask your mortgage provider or bank if they have any special deals for existing customers.

I know a lot of insurances are way too expensive and also may not provide decent cover, Lloyds TSB bank itself also offer free insurance, so check them out, its worth opening an account (ask about a Select account) the cover is expansive and unlimited in that you can travel anywhere as many times as you wish and it also covers cars for breakdowns/courtesy cars in Europe).

Going through holiday companies and travel agencies is the most expensive way to do it!
In the last few years I must have saved many hundreds in insurance, so check banks etc for any deals going.

Good luck
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28-04-2005, 07:15 AM
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Like ILS I use the Post Office - they are not the absolute cheapest but that isn't the point! If something DOES happen to you abroad (as it has to three people I have known) what you need is comprehensive cover and a good service - and the Post Office provides the best cover and (I am told) a very good service.

I did have to claim off them once for a flight delay of 34 hours and they were really good. Smile
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28-04-2005, 07:18 AM
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As mr b works for the airline industry we get our insurance through them. But I know lots of people use Tesco's as they appear quite good.
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28-04-2005, 07:30 AM
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Oooho, is Mr B an airline pilot :w00t: ?

Or maybe, being married to Buzz makes him a baggage handler


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28-04-2005, 10:13 AM
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I went to do our holiday insurance online but there wasn't any option to put in any pre-existing conditions. As Mr. C is diabetic and also suffered a minor heart attack a few years ago I was worried that they would refuse to pay for anything to do with that. Anyway the Online quote was something like £29.00 (for a week in Spain) but I popped into the little local insurance office and explained the situation to them. For an extra £10 we are now fully covered with all pre-existing conditions known to them so I thought it was well worth it for peace of mind.

Not heard of the Post Office one, would definitely check it out in future though.
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28-04-2005, 10:17 AM
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Critique Wrote:Not heard of the Post Office one, would definitely check it out in future though.

Well when I went to Jersey for the weekend, I just wanted one to cover me for the weekend as unfortunately pennies don't allow me to have longer breaks. It seemed to cover what I needed for £7, which was great!
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28-04-2005, 11:05 AM
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floopy Wrote:Oooho, is Mr B an airline pilot :w00t: ?

Or maybe, being married to Buzz makes him a baggage handler
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