If you have time, researching online could help you to find cheaper travel insurance. Try to compare as many quotes as possible. Remember that price is not the only factor to consider, as you’ll also need to check the insurance is suitable for your needs.
Helpful web pages
Below are some useful pages that can help you start your search:
- Which? – features a comparison table comparing cover for people with different medical conditions.
- Money Saving Expert – includes general tips about buying travel insurance as well as some information for people with pre-existing conditions.
- Money Advice Service – gives general tips about what to look for in insurance policies and some information for people with medical conditions.
- The Association of British Insurers – you can find answers to commonly asked questions about getting travel insurance on its website.
You can search online for travel insurance comparison websites. Comparison websites allow you to compare deals from different providers. This can be a quick way to search for relevant quotes.
Some of these websites allow you to enter details of your medical condition before you search, which means you will only see quotes that are relevant to you.
Remember that not all providers sell their insurance through comparison websites, so this will not show you all the providers that could help.
Comparison websites are a good starting point but they focus on price. It’s important to check the quality of the cover and whether it fits your situation – always read the details of the policy before buying it, to make sure it suits your needs.
Another way to look for travel insurance providers online is simply to type relevant terms into a search engine. For example: ‘prostate cancer travel insurance’. This usually brings up a mixture of information pages and providers offering travel insurance, some of which may be worth considering.
When searching in this way, you should check that any organisations you aren’t familiar with are trustworthy. Legitimate companies will be registered with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and will have an FCA number displayed on their website. On the FCA website you can type this number into the Financial Services Register to check the firm is allowed to do business.