About this group
Many insurers will refuse to cover people who have suffered from severe heart conditions and others will make people with medical conditions answer dozens of time-consuming and impersonal questions.
We don't think that's fair so we've created this group to use the combined buying power of the collective to negotiate better travel insurance for people with chronic heart conditions.
We are on the lookout for deals and discounts and new developments in the insurance industry that will make travel insurance for people with heart conditions fairer. Join the group to keep up to date and take advantage of any deals and discounts we might be able to negotiate.
Top questions answered by us
How long do I need to be cancer free to qualify for standard travel insurance?
Different companies have different requirements. Some companies will not offer you cover unless you have been free of cancer for 3 months, some 12 months, and some as long as 10 years. The longer it has been since the end of your treatment, the more likely you are to find insurance at a reduced rate. When applying for insurance, you will be asked about your medical history – it is better to be completely open and honest with the insurance company, to avoid them claiming they were misinformed and rejecting your claim, should you need to make one.
I have an EHIC, why do I need travel insurance?
UK residents who carry the European Health Insurance Card can get access to state-provided healthcare while travelling within the European Economic Area (EAA) for free or at a reduced rate. The card is not an alternative to travel insurance, as it only covers treatments that are funded by the state for local residents, and these might not include everything the NHS provides. Additionally, the card does not cover some emergency services, such as repatriation.