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holiday insurance for oxygen users

Yesterday i was put on l.t.o.t ( still upset )i am 70 female with very severe c.o.p.d i have just informed my holiday ins( good to go) ( for July) and the price was £234.00 ,today because of the oxygen it has incurred another charge of an extra ONE THOUSAND ,THIRTY FOUR POUNDS ,does this seem extreme ,any advise would be welcome .

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Hi jeanmol - it certainly is worth shopping around to see if you can get a better quote.

BLF don’t have a list of insurance companies, but other people have found insurers by searching on the internet under ‘travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions’. We can’t single out any particular company as being better than another, but we do have a link with an insurance company called Fish Insurance.

We’re not recommending them and we can’t promise they’ll be the cheapest but we do know they have a lot of experience providing insurance to people with pre-existing medical conditions.

You can contact them on 0333 331 3848 or visit their website fishinsurance.co.uk/blf

For every policy they issue, a donation will be made to British Lung Foundation.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Ben

BLF Helpline

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Thank you Ben ,will check them out ,just wandering if its worth going on holiday with all the hassel

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It'll be worth it once all this has been sorted out. I agree though, it can be a stressful and time consuming process. I hope you can find a good quote soon! :-)

Ben

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just checked the fish site and of course its down ha ha

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Try this one, see if this works: fishinsurance.co.uk/blf/

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Both links are connecting now. :)

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yes it did thanks ,but unable to insure me said try free spirit,hope that means it is free ha ha

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Perhaps you could have a look on moneysavingexpert.com for some other specialist insurers? Good luck jeanmol !

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People recently have had reasonable quotes from Staysure. Worth a try. P

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thank you

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I hope you manage to find a reasonable quote for your holiday good luck xx

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thank you

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Have just gone through nearly all the travel ins co's most would not insure my hubby as he was in hospital in March 2018, some of the companies that would (3/4 only) started at £3500.00 -£5500.00 an annual policy and that excluded cancellation.

A few others would insure for a one off .... 14 day holiday at a cost of £1500.00 excluding cancellation.

I did manage to get insurance including cancelation for the 10 days we are going away at a cost of £550.00.

I have also had to purchase oxygen for the flight (Ryanair) at a cost of £110.00

and also purchase oxygen generator to take with us as he has oxygen 15 hours a night .... at a cost of £520.00 for the 10 days....

The ins co I used was Flexicover.

We are new to this also as hubby only went on oxygen this April 2018, so we are also learning and spend hours sorting these companies out.

Hope this helps

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