I am due to go to Portugal late March but am finding it impossible to get travel insurance. The latest company I am dealing with wants to know about pills about which I know nothing. They want to know what high blood pressure pills I am on - whether my pills have changed since my stroke, whether they've gone up and down! And are waiting for blood tests and a heart monitor. Does anyone have any idea about a travel insurance company who can help. Most are implying that I won't be able to travel for 2/5 years.............
Travel insurance: I am due to go to... - Different Strokes
Hi 1725catherine I don't know if will help, I had a stroke almost a year ago but since then I traveled to Paris and Portugal. I have a current account with the Nationwide Building society and get free travel insurance as part of the deal. Before traveling I phoned them to let them know about the stroke and they assured me that it was no problem. If all else fails re insurance maybe open an account with them.
I have travel insurance included with my bank account and I had to call on this last year when my stroke meant I had to cancel tmy holiday. I am planning to finally get away at Easter this year. My consultant has confirmed that there is no reason why I should not fly. When I phoned the insurance company they asked me similar questions to the ones you have mentioned but then they offered a supplementary insurance to cover anything related to high blood pressure or stroke which would now count as pre-pre-existing conditions.. So I am all sorted. It seemed a fairly straightforward forward process. I am looking forward to seeing a bit of sunshine and fairly confident it will help with my rehab. Good luck with getting something sorted out!Forgot to say that my travel insurance was free with nationwide building society flex account as mentioned by Gruff above.
I'm sure I've seen loads of adverts on tv offering insurance with pre-existing conditions and suppose that a web search for travel insurance pre-existing condition stroke might help - I hope to need it myself later in the year;-)All the best to you and I hope you are successful and have a brilliant holiday