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# 210264 20-Mar-2017 11:59
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Does anyone have experience of trying to get travel insurance within three months of surgery?


I'm tentatively having abdominal surgery (probably laproscopic) in May.  I'm booked to travel to Hawaii for a couple of weeks in mid September.  Generally travel insurers require you to notify them about any surgery within the previous 12 months.


USA is a WCS for travel insurance at the best of times, due to medical costs. 


I'm wondering what the chances of my getting insurance or having policy exclusions imposed if I can get it.


Also keen to hear if anyone has funded an insurer that has a more lenient policy.


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  # 1744416 20-Mar-2017 12:27
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In general, when I have an insurance query, I ring my insurer and ask them. They generally know the answer.


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  # 1745024 21-Mar-2017 08:39
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BlinkyBill: In general, when I have an insurance query, I ring my insurer and ask them. They generally know the answer.


I don't have an insurer for travel. So I'm trying to find a good place to start.



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  # 1745034 21-Mar-2017 09:07
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BlinkyBill: In general, when I have an insurance query, I ring my insurer and ask them. They generally know the answer.


Except for my insurers

Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.

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  # 1749666 28-Mar-2017 18:46
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Good luck - you're probably need it. Can you delay the surgery?  The only company that would cover my partner's pre-existing cardiac to the US was  1 Cover, but  this year for a few  weeks in Vietnam they didn't want to know and we got insurance a few hours before departure from AA Insurance. 



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