Travel Insurance with leukaemia
- 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 have leukaemia, you might be finding that getting cheap travel insurance is a little more complicated than before your diagnosis. As a specialist insurer, AllClear can provide you with the cover and reassurance you need when travelling.
What is a leukaemia?
Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood. If you have leukaemia, your white blood cells reproduce faster than the usual rate. White blood cells are integral to your immune system and therefore your ability to fight infection. It may take a number of forms, being either an acute (fast progressing or chronic (long term) condition and affecting either the myeloid or lymphoid stem cells. Treatments vary accordingly and include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, biological and targeted drug therapies and stem cell transplants.
Do I need to declare leukaemia as a pre-existing medical condition when buying travel insurance?
Yes, leukaemia, as with all cancers, must be declared when you are getting a travel insurance quote. If you do not disclose a pre-existing health condition then it could leave you exposed to costly bills should you need emergency medical treatment. It can also leave you liable for other costs such as air ambulance if required. This is because your insurer may say your failure to fully and honestly disclose your history invalidates your policy.
Will having had a leukaemia prevent me from getting travel insurance?
You will still be able to get travel insurance but because of your pre-existing health condition insurers may want to charge you more and/or place limitations on your cover. A specialist travel insurance broker like AllClear should have the knowledge and experience to help you find effective cover at a competitive price.
Information and support for people who have leukaemia
The Anthony Nolan Trust provides insight into a range of blood cancers and disorders including acute and chronic myeloid leukaemia, acute and chronic lymphoblastic leukaemia, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. It also hosts a UK bone marrow register to enable matching of donors to those in need of a stem cell transplant. You can also research the causes, symptoms and treatments for the disease by searching for “Leukaemia” on the NHS website.
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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And we don’t stop there…
We’ve answered some of the questions you may have about Travel Insurance
QCan I take leukaemia medication abroad?
AYes. If you need to take medication abroad, it’s always wise to get a note from your doctor stating what the medication is and why you need it. Travel Insurance from Fish covers the emergency replacement of prescription medications including those required for leukaemia.
QWill there be a cancer-related exclusion with travel insurance?
ANot necessarily. If you choose a specialist insurer such as AllClear Insurance, there’s no need for cancer to stop you travelling. The quote you will receive depends on the severity of your cancer, any medication you’re taking, and other conditions you may have.
QCan I travel abroad when I’ve been diagnosed with leukaemia?
AYes, many people with leukaemia are perfectly okay to travel abroad. However, before booking your trip, we’d recommend consulting with your GP to check that you’re fit to fly. It’s important to ensure you’re covered by suitable travel insurance and that you declare your leukaemia as a pre-existing medical condition. This ensures that any medication you take will be covered, as well as any emergency medical treatment you may need while you’re away.
QWill travel insurance cover any medication I need for leukaemia?
AYes. Travel Insurance from AllClear covers the emergency replacement of prescription medications including those required for leukaemia.
QWill having had leukaemia prevent me from getting travel insurance?
AHaving leukaemia in the past shouldn’t stop you from getting travel insurance. The quote you will receive depends on any medication you’re taking, and other conditions you may have.
QDo I need to declare leukaemia as a pre-existing medical condition when buying travel insurance?
AYes. It’s always best to declare any conditions you’ve been diagnosed with when applying for travel insurance, including leukaemia. 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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