Travel Insurance with Neuropathy | Staysure™

Getting the right travel insurance for neuropathy

Living with peripheral neuropathy shouldn’t interfere with the enjoyment of your holiday. While we can’t promise that nothing will go wrong when you’re on your travels, with proper travel insurance in place, you can go away knowing if the worst happens you have our support.

From lost or stolen possessions to needing medical treatment, having a helping hand there if you need it is a valuable part of your holiday checklist.

You can get your quote online in just minutes, or one of our friendly team will be happy to help you through the process over the phone on 0800 033 4902.

Why do I need travel insurance for neuropathy?

In the UK alone, it’s estimated that almost 1 in 10 people aged 55 or over are affected by peripheral neuropathy of some degree.* So, as a pre-existing medical condition, it’s important you declare your neuropathy on your travel insurance.

After all, things go wrong when we’re on holiday more often than you might’ve realised, with 1 in 20 people claiming on their travel insurance in 2017.**

These problems can vary from stolen passports or lost luggage to a serious medical emergency needing to be flown home by air ambulance.

Whatever the unexpected, it’s our job to give you the peace of mind that if the worst happens you have our support. This may be one of the reasons we were voted the nation’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider for 2017 and 2018.***

Isn’t it worth doing right?

What does our travel insurance cover?

Basic Comprehensive
  • Medical emergencies and repatriation up to £5m
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £500 with optional upgrade to £3,000
  • Baggage claims up to £300
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £250
  • Excess £85 – £100
  • Unlimited medical emergency and repatriation cover
  • Cancellation and cutting your holiday short covered from £5,000 up to £15,000
  • Baggage loss up to £2,500
  • Cash lost or stolen up to £500
  • Legal protection cover of up to £25,000
  • Excess £65

How do I declare my neuropathy on my travel insurance?

For us to offer you cover, you’ll need to let us know your diagnosis. The types of neuropathy we can cover include:

  • Neuropathy
  • Adrenomyeloneuropathy
  • Autonomic neuropathy
  • Inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Mononeuropathy multiplex
  • Motor sensory neuropathy
  • Multifocal motor neuropathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy

Following this, we’ll need you to complete our medical screening.

The medical screening isn’t a long-winded exam. Instead, the process is a straightforward set of multiple choice questions designed for us to understand how your neuropathy, and any other pre-existing medical conditions you may have, affect you personally.

That way, we can tailor your policy to meet your needs.

It may be useful to have the details of your medical history to hand during the medical screening so your answers are as thorough and accurate as possible.

Failure to disclose any important information about your medical history, such as not disclosing a pre-existing medical condition you have, will affect the validity of your policy should you need to claim further down the line.

What questions about neuropathy will I be asked during the medical screening?

Of course, every individual’s medical circumstances are different. But the types of questions you can expect to be asked about your neuropathy include:

  • Does this problem interfere with activities of daily living?
  • Do you currently use any mobility aids?
  • Have you had any unplanned hospital admissions for treatment of this condition in the last year?

Can I fly with neuropathy?

Your doctor will be able to advise you on whether it’s safe for you to fly with neuropathy. It’s always best to get the all-clear from your doctor that you’re fit to travel beforehand. In fact, we’ll need to know this before we can offer you cover.

Your doctor may advise you to make sure you walk around as much as possible during your travel, and to wear compression socks. It’s always worth speaking with your medical professional as they’ll be able to tailor the advice to your medical history.

It may be useful to let your airline know of your neuropathy beforehand, and book an aisle seat on the plane for you to be able to have walking breaks.

Get your travel insurance to cover your neuropathy today

Talk to us today on 0800 033 4902. Or, you can get a quote online in just a few minutes below.

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* NHS Inform
** 5.04% of people claimed on their Annual Travel Insurance Policy in 2017.
*** Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2017 & 2018, based on the biggest survey of financial consumers in Britain.