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Old 17 Aug 2012
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travel insurance

Thank you Maria!
Anyway your advices helped me and I have done a research as well!

Best wishes!
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Just to give a quick update in relation to this topic. Not sure if anyone else mentioned this already but I got a reply from Carole Nash today, that they no longer provide travel insurance. Bugger.

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Thank you for your reply however we no longer provide travel insurance for any customers.

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And yet their website is still advertising travel insurance..?

Do they just make stuff up if they don't have the answer in front of them..?
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To be honest, that's the way I felt when I got the reply. It's like they couldn't be bothered. Their initial response was this: "Thank you for your enquiry however we would be unable to provide insurance for this trip."

When quizzing them why they are unable to provide insurance they then said they don't do travel insurance at all anymore. Frustrating.

edit // just rang them and asked to speak someone in their travel insurance department and was then told they don't have a travel insurance department anymore as they stopped offering this about a year ago. so all legit after all.

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I'm not trying to prove you wrong, honest..!

But just to illustrate why we struggle so much to get a straight answer, their website still offers travel insurance..!

Travel Insurance | Carole Nash

I'm actually with Carole Nash for my regular bike insurance, maybe I should give them a call :confused1:
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Post office travel insurance

I was looking for travel insurance for a 12 months trip and have just phoned the post offices' helpline to check that they cover for continuous motorcycle travel which they do with no 125 cc limit, although I will be on a 125, and their on-line quote is £408 for worldwide cover excluding North America, pretty reasonable.
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I think I've posted this about 10 times on this thread LOL

Navigator Insurance....

Based in Manchester and reachable by phone to talk to a actual broker, not a telesales rep.

They are cheap and will cover you for over 125cc.

I've always used them and never had a single problem.
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I've just been on the phone with Richard at Navigator travel insurance and their situation is this,

They can issue 15 months travel insurance no problem and have to check with the underwriters for 18 months but it is possible.

The insurance he offers include motorcycle travel as standard

However they have to tell the underwriters that you intend to return to the UK at the end of your insurance period (He's happy to tell them even if you don't). However currently at the end of the 15/18 month period to renew you have to be back in the UK.

He is currently trying to get a renewable insurance from the under writers but this could be a year away.

Hope this helps somebody.
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I've used them too, very easy to deal with and cheap. Think I've recommended them a few times as well, LOL.

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An insurance frame of mind in the UK

It's not exactly travel insurance, but it is little wonder that the whole issue of insurance comes into question when this kind of claim is made:-
BBC News - Norfolk police officer 'sues garage burglary victim'

Still, there are some very dangerous occupations in place nowadays and we all need to be compensated for our own actions.

but not totally so.
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I'm actually with Carole Nash for my regular bike insurance, maybe I should give them a call :confused1:
Well, I've just done as I said I would above.

For up to 15 months duration 'Longstay' insurance covering EU, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Russia...! I have just been quoted £212.18 for two people.

I've looked over what's included and all the major things appear to be there, including the all-important medical cover, valued at £10,000,000 including repatriation.

Obviously I'd question them a lot more carefully before purchasing but it seems like a good deal.

I can't explain why others have been told travel insurance is no longer available though..
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Well, I've just done as I said I would above.

For up to 15 months duration 'Longstay' insurance covering EU, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Russia...! I have just been quoted £212.18 for two people.

I've looked over what's included and all the major things appear to be there, including the all-important medical cover, valued at £10,000,000 including repatriation.

Obviously I'd question them a lot more carefully before purchasing but it seems like a good deal.

I can't explain why others have been told travel insurance is no longer available though..
Hmm messy! It would not fill me with much confidence.

Like many others here, I will stick with Navigator... you speak to a real human being and their covers are pretty good and competitive.

I have used them many times, for long or short trips although (finger crossed) I have never made a claim so far!
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Thought I'd update this sorry saga.

I don't suppose anyone here will be in the least bit surprised to hear that when I rang back to '"purchase " the quote turned out to be wrong...

After once again going through every country we would visit I was quoted over £600.00...

So another vote for Navigator... Good value, easy to deal with and they actually know what they're talking about..
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Navigator insurance started in the middle of the tirp!

Hey there

Just to let you know that Navigator also can insure you from the middle of your trip (when you have already left your residence country) with no problem. customer service is really good.

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Hi folks,
just though I’d post here to also recommend Navigator Insurance. I purchased 12 months worldwide travel insurance with them yesterday (very cheap –just over £400 for a couple), spoke to a lovely lady called Yvonne on the phone who confirmed that my policy covers both me and my girlfriend - who is riding pillion, for using our motorcycle (700cc Transalp) as our primary means of travel. The policy covers all medical expenses in the event of an accident. The only thing it does not cover is personal injury while riding i.e. loss of limbs.
So to give an example of this - if I have an accident while riding and need to get my leg chopped off I won’t get a lump sum for losing my leg, however I will be covered for the expense of the doctor hacking it off!
I hope this helps and saves people the hours of research and weeding through the fine print that I've just done!
Happy trials and safe riding!
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