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    Is there anywhere i can buy reasonably priced travel insurance if you are waiting for a consultant appointment? i have been told by several firms that my condition will be excluded if we travel-

    it's my ear - i've basically had an ear infection since November

    So it's not a major life threatening problem and i can't understand how someone with a much more serious complaint can get their thing covered but i can't:unsure:


    help!
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    Travel insureance is not about sense its about making money for the insurance company - something like your ear problem is far more likley to trigger a clain - albe it small than someone with heart diseaes and therefore will involve them giving out money

    :sigh:
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    How long do you think it will be before you get an appointment? You could always add the condition after if you get some kind of diagnosis :unsure:
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    that's so unfair! can you tell i have a teenager?
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    it's not urgent so i don't know - hopefully in the next month or two. Trouble is i don't agree with what the consultant wants to do- i know that sounds pompous but he has met me twice and i've been living with my ear issues for around 20 :tongue: years. anyway back to the issue

    who is a good company for pre existing conditions? do you think it's worth just getting a quote for me and getting the rest of the family on a separate policy?
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    try nationwide building society
    they covered my self and my daughter who both have many pre existing conditions for no extra charge

    steve
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    Have you tried nationwide? - we got a really good quote for a family with my asthma included.
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    thanks Steve :yes:
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    they do packages on 'dangerous' sports too which others don't include so quite pleased. thanks :thumbsup:
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    OOh i might look at them too.

    We haven't got insurance yet as i couldn't get it while i was waiting for my appointments or my op.

    Hopefully once i go pack to work and am fit again i shouldn't have any problems as we fly 6 months after my operation.
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    We used direct line for our travel insurance. I think they cost a little more than some of the other ones, but we had just got over a recent spell in hospital with my little girl who was 2, we had appointments coming up and they didnt seem to mind about it

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