Fair breast cancer travel insurance
AllClear was the first travel insurance company to drastically cut its premiums for those who are diagnosed with breast cancer. We analyse the affects of each medical condition individually, and react to improvements in cancer treatments. You can rely on AllClear for fair prices, and importantly, specialist breast cancer travel insurance which covers your medical conditions in full.
We believe everyone has the right to travel. So whatever your age, diagnosis and destination, we can offer you a quote.
The key benefits you can get
- All medical conditions considered (including metastatic cancer).
- 24-hour medical emergency helpline.
- Medical emergency expenses of up to £15,000,000.
- Up to £1,000 Medical inconvenience benefit for when you are in hospital as an in-patient.
- No age limit.
- Cancellation cover of up to £5,000.
- Personal belongings cover of up to £5,000.
We’re pleased to say all these figures are per person and per trip.
Additional support if you need to make a claim
We wanted our service to go further than providing insurance and assisting a claim. That’s why we have partnered with RedArc,to offer a free of charge service which provides practical and emotional support following a claim. The service is available on AllClear Gold and Gold Plus cover, and assigns nurses who offer expert advice in an approachable and friendly manner – for up to six months following your claim.
Frequently asked questions
Can you get a quote if your cancer has spread to other parts of the body?
Yes, we would be happy to offer you a quote.
During your quote please declare the primary cancer first of all. During questions about the condition, you will simply need to answer that the cancer has spread.
Can you still get cover if you're awaiting surgery?
If you’ve been given a date for your treatment, you are entitled to full benefits of cover. All you will need to do is state which type of treatment you have planned during the medical section.
If you are yet to be given a date for your treatment, you are regarded as being on a waiting list. However, while for some travel insurance providers this would exclude cover, you can simply add Waiting List cover to AllClear Gold and AllClear Plus policies. Just remember to state you’re on a waiting list during the medical warranty section!
Do you really need travel insurance if you have an EHIC card?
When your destination is within the European Union, carrying an EHIC card is useful. As a citizen of the UK, you will be entitled to reduced-rate or free healthcare throughout EU countries.
However, it is important to remember that an EHIC card should be used alongside travel insurance – and not in its place. Without travel insurance, you will not be able to claim for cancelling your trip, repatriation to your home, or lost with baggage, among other expenses.
What’s more, although an EHIC card will give you access to treatment, there is no guarantee that the hospital treatment of the country you’re travelling in will be on the same level as the United Kingdom. For destinations outside of the European Union, having breast cancer travel insurance is even more vital.
What if you've been given a terminal prognosis?
We are pleased to say we can still offer you a quote, providing you can confirm:
- A medical practitioner considers you, or the person affected, fit to travel.
- A transport carrier is prepared to take you.
- Your prognosis is not less than six months from the return date of travel.
You will need to declare that you have a terminal prognosis at the medical warranty stage of the quote process. After doing so you will be asked to call our dedicated helpline on 01708 339323, where you’ll be asked some further questions to make sure you’re offered cover that is suitable.
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Holiday tips for travelling with breast cancer
Get a professional medical opinion
- Your medical practitioner should be able to advise you on the best time to head off on holiday. Perhaps during a gap in breast cancer treatment – or before chemotherapy is due to start. They can also discuss how you’re likely to feel at the time, and advise against countries that may not be suitable for your needs. Time differences can affect when you need to take your medication, so you can put a plan together to ensure you won’t be left feeling unwell.
Planning your air travel
- Flying itself shouldn’t pose a problem, however, let the airline carrier know of your condition a few weeks beforehand. Ask if you are entitled to early check-in and easy-access to the gate and boarding. Also, discuss any breast cancer medication you may need to take in your hand luggage. If you need to keep your medication cool explain you’ll have a cool pack, and talk about any security issues that may arise.
Documents and medication
- Always keep your travel insurance documents with you wherever you go. It’ll be easier to get access to the right treatment that way. Take enough medication for your trip, as well as a few days extra in case of loss, damage or delays. Also, consider keeping a list of any breast cancer medications you are on (their generic and brand name) in case you need emergency supplies.
Keeping fit and well on holiday
- Have fun on holiday! But try to stick to your advised diet. Plus, as tempting as lazing on a sun lounger can seem, certain treatments such as radiotherapy can make skin photosensitive. Try to keep out of the sun especially during the heat of the day.