RE: [IPk] Insuring Insulin Pumps and FAQs
This is a question I asked of the group when I first went on the pump last
September. I got several replies, with varying comments - but all seemed
cheaper than the #50 MY insurance company required (I won't be re-newing with
These repeated requests may be on a FAQ part of the web site - but the fact
that I (and I suspect many others) don't know if they are, or where to look
would indicate that perhaps more publicity and communication is necessary.
I'm not sure who administers the web site, or where it is done, ( I am not
even sure I have the correct web site - maybe its address -
http://www.insulin-pumpers.org.uk/ - should be in the footer of the emails).
I would be happy to help if required, maybe just be putting like-subject
emails into one "bin" and sorted by their subject matter so that they can be
read by members to the group with a question that is frequent (FAQ for those
that didn't know).
> Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:51:12 +0000
> From: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] Insuring Insulin Pumps
> To: email @ redacted
> Can anyone tell me what the position is regarding the need to insure
> pumps for loss damage or theft? I have just renewed my home insurance and
> Insurer has declined to add it to the policy unlike in the last 4 years. I
> have contacted my PCT, who fund the pump, and have not got a statement on
> subject. There must be a Department of Health position regarding any
> medical apparatus, eg Hearing aids but what is it?.
> Paul Williams
> Type 1 for 41 years Animas IR1000 for 4 years Cozmo since June 2008
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