Travel Insurance for seniors?

  Cara2 16:11 16 Nov 2007

Any suggestions/recommendations for the above?

My mother-in-law will be 80 when she travels. I have just had a quote from Saga (perhaps the obvious choice) for £1,333 which will be prohibitive I suspect.

She is fit and healthy generally. Any ideas please!


  johndrew 16:27 16 Nov 2007

Have a look at some of these. I have no idea if your mother-in-law would need any of the specialist categories but just in case..... There are others but some are just as expensive as Saga. As an aside the obvious choice is not necessarily the best for an individual.

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  Pine Man 16:33 16 Nov 2007

May not be what she wants but has she considered restricting her travel to EU countries and using her E111 card if she is taken ill?

Clearly it won't cover things like repatriation but basic health care has to be provided free of charge and she will be saving in excess of a £1000 each time she travels based on the SAGA quote.

Or, slightly tongue in cheek, cruises that start and finishe in the UK. She will have to pay for her health care, if necessary, on board but the boat will always return to the UK!

Alternatively, tongue out of cheek, have a look at this site click here.

  €dstowe 16:38 16 Nov 2007

Get a quote from an insurance company she already uses e.g. property, home contents, car, life etc.

  Pamy 17:31 16 Nov 2007

What about her bank?

  lotvic 18:08 16 Nov 2007

try this broker click here
"Our travel insurance quotation system offers single trip travel insurance quotes for people up to the age of 110 and annual travel insurance quotes for people up to the age of 85"

I did it all on line last march for my mum age 86 and it cost £131.24p for her to go to USA for a month.
The policy was with Norwich Union

  lotvic 18:15 16 Nov 2007

Portwood homepage click here

  hssutton 10:06 17 Nov 2007

I'm not quite 80 yet, but I get annual travel insurance through my bank (Natwest) My wife and disabled daughter get free insurance. Due to my age I have a premium of £60 to pay

  peter4076 14:36 17 Nov 2007

Our friend who is aged 90 whom travels abroad several times a year with a maximum stay of not more than 28 less than £104 per annum, she purchased the insurance with...........................Help the Aged.

  ^wave^ 17:43 17 Nov 2007

try caravan and camping club my father in law found them cheap

  bluto1 23:15 17 Nov 2007

My wife and I have an Advantage Gold Account with Nat West and because of that are given a number of cheaper ways of living and one of them is a full years travel insurance, worldwide, for £50.00.
Check it out.

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