We’ve seen lots of discussion on the community these past few months about travel insurance. Some of you might have already planned a getaway to warmer climates (I know I have!) but for anyone with a heart condition that may need some guidance on insurance, here’s everything you need to know
Where can I find travel insurance?
Holidays are supposed to be relaxing but it can be frustrating to sort out insurance when you’re recovering from a heart attack or heart surgery, so – the BHF has put together a list of insurance companies that are a little more helpful. We can't guarantee that they’ll be able to offer insurance to everyone, but it’s a good place to start!
How do I answer the medical questions for insurance quotes?
It’s a good idea to talk to your GP before purchasing an insurance policy as they’ll be able to help you answer the medical questions.
As I’m sure some of you will know, the health declarations that insurance companies ask for are often very detailed, particularly about your past and present health conditions and medications. It’s really important to declare all your past and present health conditions. If you leave out important information this could result your claim being refused…the less holiday drama, the better!
What if I can't find travel insurance?
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) may be able to help if you’re finding it difficult to get travel insurance: biba.org.uk/CustomerHome.aspx
What if I have a complaint?
If you have any complaints or think you have been treated unfairly as a result of a policy claim, the Financial Ombudsman Service is there to help you: financial-ombudsman.org.uk/
You can find out more about travel insurance from the BHF here:
Here are a few threads on the community you might also find helpful: