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renewing ins problems

we have currently been travelling for 16 months and cant find a company that will continue to insure us. we were with club direct for the first 12 months and then had to refer to the london guild of insurers for the next 4 months. however we still have 4/5 months of travel left throgh africa to england but cannot find anyone able to do this.anyone got any ideas?
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I heard a few years ago that Lloyds of London would insure any one or anything.... for a price. I don't know if that is still true, but you can check it out.

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There's a number of threads on this, also info on the links page. Don't forget to use the SEARCH button up top of the page. Check them out, and if you still have no luck let me know and we'll post it in the ezine and see what people come back with.

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I've looked into this too and found pretty much the same thing. All will insure for 12 months, some for 18 months, very few for upto 2 years and non for longer than that. One company told me it was to stop people who are living abroad but still registered in their home country from getting round expencive medical insurance and other normal resident insurances by using travel insurance.

Sounds reasonable I guess. All the company could suggest to me (can't remember which company it was) was to fly home to get your passport stamped and then fly out again. This way you qualify as having started a new trip - expensive way of doing it though.

I asked what happens if you just say you've just started your trip without actually going home to get round this. The simple answer was that if you do claim then they check your passport. Ain't worth the risk then IMO.

Grant - It would be good if you could put this in the e-zine. It seems to be a bit of a problem for people travelling for more than 18 month/2years.

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campell irvine in london said they would consider 6months cover for us in africa, but not any countries listed by the british embassy as not safe. which doesnt really help much.
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