Why use our osteoporosis travel insurance?

Osteoporosis can affect many aspects of your life, but Staysure believes that your holidays shouldn’t be one of them and can often offer quality travel insurance that covers your condition.

We are specialists in travel insurance for pre-existing medical conditions. With an estimated 3 million people in Britain living with osteoporosis, we always consider travel insurance for people with the condition – after all, it should not act as a barrier to travelling wherever you wish to go. Get a quote online or call 0800 033 4902.

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Why do I need travel insurance for osteoporosis?

It is important to declare your osteoporosis to us in order to ensure you are properly covered should you need medical treatment while you are away. This will give you peace of mind in the knowledge that you are well protected from potentially large medical bills should the unexpected happen.

Our policies insure you for medical expenses, emergency dental treatment, loss of baggage and valuables. In addition we provide cover for cancellation, curtailment and trip interruption expenses, which includes unforeseen accommodation and travelling costs, to make sure you have all eventualities covered.

Tips for travelling with osteoporosis

One of the main concerns when you are moving about with osteoporosis is falling. Once one fracture has occurred, the chances are you will have more. This cascade effect means you are four times more likely to have another fracture within the next year, than someone who has not yet had a fall. Falls can seriously impact your independence. They often result in disabilities and the need for lifestyle changes. Therefore, avoiding them before they happen is key.

  • Look well ahead, keep alert and look out for potential hazards on your way to and when you arrive at your final destination. This will help avoid falls before they happen
  • Keep fit by doing suitable exercises to make you strong and able enough to combat any hazards that may present themselves while you are in an unfamiliar environment
  • Wear comfortable shoes – wide heeled support and non-slip soles are essential
  • If you take more than three medications, speak to your doctor if they make you feel dizzy as this could seriously reduce your confidence, especially while away from home
  • Remember your sunglasses if you are going somewhere hot and sunny. These will reduce glare and, of course, make unexpected falls less likely
  • When you arrive at your destination, remove objects from your room or holiday home which may trip you over, such as rugs, electrical cords and general clutter. Move furniture out of your walking path and be especially aware of unexpected steps into and out of rooms, as well as split levels within the living space.

If you feel alone with your osteoporosis, rest assured there are many people going through the same ups and downs as you are. You can connect online with other people who have osteoporosis through OsteoLink.

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Common questions about osteoporosis travel insurance

  • I broke a bone last year. Will you still cover me with travel insurance?

    This is something we would consider covering. The fracture would have to go through our simple medical screening process and be accepted by the underwriter. Then, provided all medical questions are answered, any other medical conditions are declared and the additional premium is paid, we can provide you with cover.
  • I have an appointment for a follow-up scan just before leaving on holiday. Should I wait until after my scan results before I get my quote?

    Yes, your scan results could affect the pricing on your quote, so it would be best to wait. You can get insured in a matter of minutes, either by phoning our travel insurance experts or by following our quick online quote process.
  • I now have osteopenia as a result of my chemotherapy treatment. Will this affect my ability to claim medical expenses if necessary?

    The osteopenia would have to be declared through our medical screening process, as would the cancer if you have had any check-ups or treatment for it within the last 2 years. The conditions would need to be accepted by our underwriter and any additional premium paid.

    Please also note, you will need to be declared fit to travel by your doctor and, if you have any other medical conditions to declare, these will also need to go through the medical screening process.

  • If I fell and fractured a leg, would I be covered with my EHIC?

    The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) offers only the same care available to citizens of the country you are visiting, so you will need to check what cover you could get in an emergency. Without an additional travel insurance policy, you could well be landed with large bills, possibly even ambulance fees, not to speak of new flights back home.
  • Would you fly me home if I miss my flight due to being in hospital?

    We offer cover for up to £5,000 per insured person if you are unable to fly back home due to illness or injury to you, a close relative or travelling companion or anyone who you have arranged to stay with during your trip. The policy must be taken out correctly and all medical conditions will need to be declared.

Osteoporosis Travel Insurance

Apply for your osteoporosis travel insurance quote online or call us on 0800 033 4902.

 

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