Our customers are more adventurous than ever! We’re proud to say that many are getting round to those trips of a lifetime in far flung destinations, during the later years of their lives.
But of course, as you get older you do have to travel more carefully. After all, 13.9% – around 2.6 million people – aged over 50 are living with a serious illness in England alone.
So if you’re an adventurous traveller living with a medical condition… what’s the solution?
Find out how 55 year old Catherine enjoys fabulous holidays after cancer
Catherine Byrne is a conservative thrill seeker when it comes to holidays, like on her recent trip glacier walking in Iceland.
“The trip was ideal, exhilarating without being too adventurous. I like to see the world, but I’m actually a bit of a worrier, and so was pleased it was a well-organised trip where we used professional equipment including crampons, harnesses and ice picks. There was a guide to help us navigate the crevices, so all in all it felt safe, yet breathtakingly extraordinary.”
As a self-confessed risk-averse worrier, travel insurance for this recent trip was a key priority. Catherine is in remission from Hodgkin Lymphoma, which means many insurance providers won’t cover her even for more straight-forward trips.
So Catherine took her time to research insurers that specialised in people with heart issues… And was recommended to try AllClear by a friend.
AllClear provided Catherine with annual worldwide cover that includes the USA, renowned as the most expensive country to receive medical care and therefore the hardest to get cover for. It was important to Catherine as she has been to Hawaii before to hike and kayak around its waterfalls and would not want similar trips to be out of bounds.
Catherine did have to check that her new insurance with AllClear would cover Glacier Walking. It required a separate negotiation between AllClear and the underwriter to add glacier walking to her policy.
“My medical history does not stop me travelling the way I want to travel, and in reality there is only a slim chance of something happening meaning I need medical attention. However, that slim chance could result in my footing the bill for tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds.
“That’s not a risk I am willing to take, and am very pleased that I’ve been able to find cover that’ll take me to my next adventure.”
What some of our other customers say!
Simple and straightforward
“Simple and straightforward insurance for over 50s with pre medical conditions. Easy to purchase and and no awkward questions.” – Francis Wilson, Trustpilot
Very realistic premium
“Easy to complete on-line proposal. Very realistic premium compared with other so called Over 50 SPECIALISTS. Our third Policy with them.” – Derek Horton, Trustpilot
Great peace of mind
“Easy website to navigate. Have used it several times. I find it good for over 50s and having medical conditions. Great peace of mind when abroad.” – Paul Sharkey, Trustpilot
Could we help you?
We can offer cover in 99% of cases.
So if you, a family member or friend are having difficulty finding over 50’s medical travel insurance, we’d love to hear from you!