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Old 03.10.2011, 10:14
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Insurance for 80+ traveler coming to CH

I want to bring my grandma to CH (again).
Now, last time i did that she was 78 and the insurance people (concordia) insured her for the duration. However, the limit for insurance is 80 and she has just recently passed the mark.

Does anyone know any insurance for people >80?

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Old 03.10.2011, 10:19
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I want to bring my grandma to CH (again).
Now, last time i did that she was 78 and the insurance people (concordia) insured her for the duration. However, the limit for insurance is 80 and she has just recently passed the mark.

Does anyone know any insurance for people >80?

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Elvia does it (valid for all Schengen countries), albeit at a price.
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Re: Insurance for 80+ traveler coming to CH

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Insurance price vs grandma mexican food?? mmmhh worth it.
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Old 03.10.2011, 10:26
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Old 03.10.2011, 11:51
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Re: Insurance for 80+ traveler coming to CH

I wonder how do you plan to bring her? Is she coming alone? Together with you? With other family members?

We would like to bring over my monster in law for a visit, but not sure if she can ger her way through the airport, customs and so on with only Mexican Spanish and no clue about travelling. What if she gets lost in... wait a minute... hmmmm.
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Old 03.10.2011, 11:53
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I wonder how do you plan to bring her? Is she coming alone? Together with you? With other family members?

We would like to bring over my monster in law for a visit, but not sure if she can ger her way through the airport, customs and so on with only Mexican Spanish and no clue about travelling. What if she gets lost in... wait a minute... hmmmm.
It's rather easy for me. Her sister lives in LA. so she takes her to LAX, there swiss puts her in a wheelchair (on request, she can perfectly walk and function). From there I just pick her up on Zurich. although customs can be a problem, (as she doesn't speak english...) she manages somehow... old mexican grandma tricks, I guess.
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Old 03.10.2011, 14:04
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Re: Insurance for 80+ traveler coming to CH

Try David on this thread, he's really helpful and may be able to point you in the right direction.

http://www.englishforum.ch/insurance...ml#post1359123
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Old 03.10.2011, 14:24
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Try David on this thread, he's really helpful and may be able to point you in the right direction.

http://www.englishforum.ch/insurance...ml#post1359123
first time and EF ad, might be useful...
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Re: Insurance for 80+ traveler coming to CH

If from the UK she should check with SAGA insurance.

BTW - bravo on making the effort with your Gran, respect
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If from the UK she should check with SAGA insurance.

BTW - bravo on making the effort with your Gran, respect
SAGA and UK insurance in general are bloody rip-offs when it comes to travel insurance. For over-70s, Elvia ask for EUR 110 for one month, no further questions asked. From my experience, I don't think SAGA can match that (I can't tell because they will not give me a quote without me providing a UK postcode)
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Re: Insurance for 80+ traveler coming to CH

Check http://www.axa-schengen.com/, they claim :

- simple: buying it is fast and price depends only from length of stay,
- a travel insurance for everyone at the same price: any age, any nationality,
- a medical assistance by phone available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Not affiliated with them.

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Check http://www.axa-schengen.com/, they claim :

- simple: buying it is fast and price depends only from length of stay,
- a travel insurance for everyone at the same price: any age, any nationality,
- a medical assistance by phone available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Not affiliated with them.

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Quite cheap indeed. But also a very low cap for the cheap deals (EUR 30'000 for medical doesn't get you far in Switzerland once you have to be taken to hospital for anything serious, and at an advanced age at that).
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Quite cheap indeed. But also a very low cap for the cheap deals (EUR 30'000 for medical doesn't get you far in Switzerland once you have to be taken to hospital for anything serious, and at an advanced age at that).
I'm worried about broken stuff. Grandma is rather resilient to illness.
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I'm worried about broken stuff. Grandma is rather resilient to illness.
The AXA one is medical treatment, repatriation and theft only.
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The AXA one is medical treatment, repatriation and theft only.
I know times are hard but who steals grandma's
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I know times are hard but who steals grandma's
Grandmas who cook nice Mexican food and are resilient to illness go for a lot on the second gran market. Maybe that's why people steal grandmas.

Grandma's can only be stolen if she lives in a caravan.
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I know times are hard but who steals grandma's

Only one person i can think of.....
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Only one person i can think of.....
Possibly the worst photoshop ever

Which is why I'm giggling away :heh:
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Possibly the worst photoshop ever

Which is why I'm giggling away :heh:

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