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New CHD travel insurance

Hi I am newly diagnosed CHD and need annual world wide travel insurance. I asked to go on a statin and am on 1 blood pressure medication and GP advised aspirin as well. SInce diagnosis I have lost over 3 stone with Bp and pulse well down. How do I answer the questions on the travel forms as most companies are asking for over £500. Any help would be appreciated. thanks in advance.

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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.

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All I can say is - answer all questions truthfully. The last thing you need when travelling is to suddenly be denied cover. There are a few good posts and articles available on the search of this page - good luck

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Answer honestly and fully declare your condition. If you are I’ll abroad and you haven’t, your insurers won’t pay. I know someone who’s claim came to over £100,000. It’s not worth messing about with to save a few tens of pounds.

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Most banks offer travel insurance with monthly fee to the current account. I am with Barclays and I am 72, I will have travel insurance with Barclays till 80 years of age.

Each time there is a change to my health, I call the medical declaration number and give up date. So far all OK for me.

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Be totally honest on the forms firstly and do a comparison online. I use Staysure insurance, I found them the cheapest.

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Hi try insurance with. Com I found them excellent x

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When you mention, high cholesterol, high blood glucose and high blood pressure in the insurance form the cost goes up. You can reduce the cost many ways, go to a bank insurance or get a letter from the doctor to support change in health.

Your life style change has helped you to better health. You are only taking fewer medication now.

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How are you getting with your travel insurance?

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