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High Blood Pressure Travel Insurance

High Blood Pressure Travel Insurance

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure or hypertension the chances are, you’ve been prescribed medication to keep it all under control and even though your situation may be stable, it’s important that you do not forget to tell your travel insurer.  No one travels with the expectation of being unwell on holiday but should your high blood pressure or the medication you take for it cause you complications, the last thing you want is to be left footing the bill for expensive medical treatment.  Taking out a high blood pressure travel insurance policy that includes cover for hypertension and high cholesterol is the best way to ensure you’re protected.

Does Having High Blood Pressure Affect the Price?

This very much depends on your current health status and if you have suffered other medical conditions as a result of high blood pressure such as strokes and heart attacks.  Generally, if you have no other conditions and your blood pressure is well managed and you’ve not had any recent changes in medication, your premium will not be affected.  That doesn’t mean to say you won’t be able to get cover if you do have other medical conditions to declare but the level of cover you require may be higher, so you may have to pay more.  Try our travel insurance comparison tool for competitive quotes.  If for any reason you are declined cover by the panel of insurers, do give us at Disability Holidays Guide a shout and we will do our best to refer you to an insurer that will be sympathetic to your needs.

Applying for High Blood Pressure Travel Insurance

It’s uncommon for insurers to include cover for hypertension and high cholesterol automatically and if you want to make sure you’re covered for these conditions, you will need to declare them. To save you the time and hassle of shopping around for the best quotes, we’ve implemented an expert travel insurance comparison tool where you only have to go through the medical screening process once to receive multiple quotes from a panel of insurers. You can then choose the cover that best suits your travel plans and buy securely online. Within minutes you should receive your paper work – simples!

Hypertension Travel Insurance Tip

Many people are prescribed preventative medication, especially over a certain age and if you have never had raised blood pressure or cholesterol but do take medication, you should still declare these conditions when applying for cover. Why? To prevent any gaps in your cover for things like lost or stolen medication, or in case the medication itself cause you any adverse effects whilst abroad. Taking preventative medication is unlikely to raise the cost of a policy so you might as well be covered.

We hope this information helps you to get the cover you need!