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October 25, 2007

Insure Pink heralds new era in travel insurance

by Gill Montia

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A new brand of travel insurance, Insure Pink, has been launched in association with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The policy is aimed at anyone who has ever been diagnosed with breast cancer and has then been turned down for travel insurance or charged a high premium.

The disease, which affects both men and women, may have been in remission for many years and yet anyone diagnosed with breast cancer can find it difficult or expensive to buy travel insurance.

Fiona Macrae, a Lloyd’s underwriter and breast cancer survivor, explains: ‘We have tailored this policy to the actual risk involved….companies usually screen customers with existing conditions by asking generalised questions about their medical history, but this broad-brush approach simply does not work”.

The Insure Pink policy is underwritten by Equity and available through Travel Insurance Facilities.

It includes curtailment or cancellation cover for medical reasons, which can include, but are not limited to, complications relating to breast cancer.

According to the charity Breast Cancer Care, there are around 172,000 women alive in the UK who have been diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 10 years.

Insure Pink could herald a new era in travel cover for specific medical conditions.

Its backers plan to introduce policies to cover male-related conditions, such as prostate and testicular cancers, in the next few months.


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