Epilepsy Travel Insurance
Having epilepsy shouldn’t mean that you can’t travel abroad, however you will need to plan in advance and ensure that you have a travel insurance policy with epilepsy cover that fully suits your needs. When declaring your medical condition you must be truthful, even if you had an epileptic incident once, many years ago you must still declare it particularly if you are still taking prescribed medication for the condition. Failing to declare your epilepsy fully may invalidate any epilepsy travel insurance policy you buy. You don’t need to worry about being unable to find affordable full travel insurance cover for your condition, at Insurancewith our epilepsy travel insurance policies cover people who have partial seizures and also generalised seizures such as:
- Atonic (drop attacks or akinetic seizures)
Buying specific travel insurance to cover epilepsy from Insurancewith will give you peace of mind that should something happen you have the correct cover in place, so you can relax and enjoy your holiday. Our specific policy will provide such things as:
- 24 hour medical emergency helpline
- Liaising with your treating doctor in the UK
- £10 million medical emergency cover
- Repatriation should you need to go home early
Furthermore, having this peace of mind does not necessarily come at a cost, because Insurancewith individually underwrite their policies you are rated on the risk you pose not the perceived risk people think that someone with epilepsy poses, therefore our premiums are more affordable.
At Insurancewith we have over 15 years experience in providing thousands of people with all types of epilepsy affordable travel insurance. Our trained medical screening advisers are able to offer confidential, friendly advice about our policy as well as specific risk assessment of your condition to offer you a tailor-made policy.
It is easy to buy one of our policies, they are available to purchase on line or through our UK Customer Service Centre on 02038 293 875. Furthermore, all of our policies have a 14 day cooling off period. So when receive your documents if you are not completely satisfied that the cover provided suits your needs, and provided you haven’t travelled, you can return your documents for a full refund, no questions asked.
“I want to say a big thank you for the professional manner of your team. I had spoken to another company but found the professional manner of your staff outstanding. “
Travelling with epilepsy isn’t necessarily a problem but it is something to take into consideration if you’re thinking of going abroad. Going away with a medical condition can be difficult, expensive and sometimes hard to organise with lots of things having to be done at the same time. Planning and preparation are important components to any holiday but when you’re travelling with epilepsy, it’s easier to make sure nothing goes wrong if you’re prepared.
As seizures are often triggered by extreme tiredness, dehydration, stress, excitement or anxiety, all of which can occur before going away on a trip, it’s best to make sure you and your travelling companions know what to do should something like this happen.
Travel insurance is a vital item to invest in before you depart, no matter where you might be travelling to, and with so many varying types of epilepsy, it’s hard to find an insurance company who fully understands. Whilst cover might be nearly impossible to find elsewhere, Insurancewith have years of experience in providing people with medical conditions travel insurance and the worry-free opportunity to go away.
We offer policies that are suited to you and your individual medical situation with our award-winning medical screening service which allows us to assess precisely the affects your condition might have whilst you’re away. We don’t have extortionately high premiums because we believe that everyone has the right to travel, no matter what their medical condition, so we try our best to offer cover to everyone we can.
If you have a seizure in a foreign country it can be a frightening and overwhelming experience. Medical expenses abroad can be costly, especially when we’re used to the NHS, but with medical travel insurance from Insurancewith, you have no need to worry – we’ll take care of the medical expenses and even the costs to get you home should you be advised to cancel your trip.
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About 1% of the UK population have a form of epilepsy, and whilst many epilepsy patients manage to live perfectly healthy and safe lives with the condition, there are still 1,000 epilepsy-related deaths per year – 600 of which are attributed to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy).
Women who are pregnant and suffering from epilepsy have been warned that some treatments for the condition may have adverse effects on the brain development of their unborn babies.
When Marvin Dyke fell into a serious seizure whilst he was looking after his children alone at home, most children would panic. However, Benjamin, 8, and his sister Alessia, 6, knew exactly what to do after their father started seizing and their perfect response could have helped saved Marvin’s life.