Travel Insurance after a Transient Ischaemic Attack | Staysure™

Getting the right travel insurance after a TIA

Going on holiday after having had a TIA may feel like a daunting prospect. But it may also be just what the doctor ordered.

Going on holiday with proper travel insurance in place can give you that needed peace of mind, so you can go on your travels with confidence. With the right cover, you’ll know that if something goes wrong when you’re away, you’ve got our support.

Things go wrong on holiday more than we may care to admit, with 1 in 20 people claiming on their travel insurance in 2017.*

Isn’t it worth doing right?

Can you get travel insurance if you’ve had a TIA?

Having had a TIA shouldn’t stand in the way of getting proper travel insurance.

If you’ve had a TIA, it’s important you disclose it on your travel insurance. That way, if the worst happens when you’re away, you have the support there to get you back on your feet.

After all, things can go wrong when you’re on holiday more often than we realise. From a lost passport, stolen luggage or flight delays to needing medical assistance, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

We see it that having proper travel insurance in place is the key to any happy holiday.

We like to do things the right way, tailoring policies to the individual’s needs. Maybe that’s one of the reasons we were voted the nation’s Most Trusted Travel Insurance Provider for 2017 and 2018.**

To declare your TIA on your travel insurance, we’ll first need you to undergo our medical screening.

The medical screening isn’t a long-winded exam, but instead a set of multiple choice questions designed for us to understand how your TIA has affected you so your policy is tailored to your needs.

It’s essential that the information you provide us with is as accurate and thorough as possible. Failure to disclose important information about your medical history will affect the validity of your policy, should you need to claim at a later date.

What questions will I be asked about my TIA in the medical screening?

The questions we ask you about your pre-existing medical conditions will of course vary depending on the individual. But the types of questions you can expect about a TIA may include:

  • Have you ever had a stroke (or a mini-stroke) which caused symptoms for more than 24 hours?
  • Are you awaiting investigation and/or treatment for this condition?
  • How many transient ischaemic attacks (if any) have you had in the last six months?
  • How many transient ischaemic attacks (if any) have you had in total?
  • Do you suffer from an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation)?
  • Have you ever been a smoker?

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

I am awaiting further investigations into my TIA, can you still offer me cover?

If you are awaiting further investigations for your condition, we can still cover you for travel delays, lost luggage and other problems that may arise during your holiday.

But unfortunately, we won’t be able to cover you for any claim relating to any of your pre-existing conditions.

We would still be able to cover you for other accidents, and medical emergencies not related to your TIA or any other pre-existing conditions (as well as things like lost baggage and delays.)

Get your travel insurance for your TIA today

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

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* 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.