Alzheimer’s Disease Travel Insurance
- Tell your insurer about any pre-existing medical conditions to make sure you’re fully covered
- Consider covering everyone travelling in your party in case you have to cancel
- Take a copy of your travel insurance documents with you
If you’re among the estimated 500,000 or people with Alzheimer’s disease in the UK then you might have found it hard getting a cheap travel insurance quote. This is because many major travel insurance policies do not cover pre-existing medical conditions. You’ll find though, that as a specialist, AllClear is able to source travel insurance for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
What is Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and is a condition which, through the death of brain cells (known as atrophy), can cause symptoms such as memory loss, lack of co-ordination, mood swings and mobility issues. It is a progressive disease which disproportionately affects older people.
Do I need to declare Alzheimer’s disease as a pre-existing medical condition when buying travel insurance?
Yes. If you have had a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease then this must be declared as a pre existing health condition when seeking a travel insurance quotation. Failure to disclose a diagnosis could render your travel insurance invalid and leave you liable for medical bills and associated costs should you require treatment whilst abroad.
Will having Alzheimer’s disease prevent me from getting travel insurance?
Having Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia shouldn’t stop you from getting travel insurance. However you should be aware that many travel insurance policies targeted at the mass market will not cover this condition. You can secure effective and competitively priced cover from a broker, such as AllClear, that provides specialist travel insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions and/or disabilities. AllClear will help you source your choice of European or worldwide insurance for either single or multiple trips.
Information and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease
The campaigning and research charity, the Alzheimer’s Society, offers information and support to people affected by Alzheimer’s disease through a personal diagnosis or as a carer, partner or family member of someone with the disease.
To learn more about Alzheimer symptoms, diagnosis, medical treatments, living with the disease and to read or contribute to a community forum, visit the NHS’s dedicated website page.
AllClear take care of everything
Here at Fish Insurance, we’re proud to be working with travel experts AllClear Travel to provide you with cover for your next trip. AllClear’s team of experts will help find the cover you need at a price you’re comfy with. So if you’re planning your next break, all you have to do is decide where to visit first.
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Key benefits of AllClear’s cover*
- No age limits
- 1300+ conditions covered
- ‘Superior’ Covid cover** (includes return flight costs if you’re forced to stay due to Covid-19)
- Up to £15m medical emergency expenses cover
- 24/7 English-speaking medical emergency helpline
- Up to £25,000 for cancellation and cutting your trip short
- Up to £3,000 for your baggage
- Up to £500 travel delay cover
- Up to £1,000 optional cover for travel disruption
- Up to £2m personal liability cover
*All figures are per person and per trip
**Covid cover rated ‘Superior’ by a leading independent UK Consumer Champion in 2021
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We’ve answered some of the questions you may have about Travel Insurance
QIs Alzheimer’s disease a pre-existing medical condition?
AYes, if you have been medically diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it is classed as a pre-existing medical condition and must be declared when applying for travel insurance.
QCan I get travel insurance with Alzheimer’s?
AYes. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s should not stop you being able to get travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your Alzheimer’s, any treatment you’re receiving, and other conditions you may have.
QIs there travel insurance for people with Alzheimer’s?
AYes, pre-existing medical condition travel insurance from AllClear Insurance covers those with diagnosed medical conditions like Alzheimer’s. Declaring your Alzheimer’s on your policy ensures that you’ll be covered for any medical treatment relating to your Alzheimer’s you may need while you’re away. Travel insurance from AllClear includes cover for the replacement of prescription medications as well as 24/7 emergency assistance among other benefits.
QDo I need to tell my travel insurance about dementia?
AYes. It’s always best to declare any conditions you’ve been diagnosed with when applying for travel insurance, including dementia. This ensures any medication you may be taking will be covered, as well as any emergency medical treatment you may need while you’re away.
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