Travel Insurance

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Travel Insurance

Post by iih » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:05 pm

It's important when you book your holidays that you also book insurance, but remember, insurance covers you for not only lost luggage and things, but also medical expenses if you're ill whilst away. It's important though that you tell your insurance company about any pre-existing medical conditions, including IIH, because not doing so will usually invalidate your insurance.

Some companies will insure certain medical conditions (as long as they're declared) with no increase in the policy price, but not telling an insurer about a pre-existing condition will invalidate your policy, so make sure you do tell the insurer about all existing conditions when requesting a quote.

Some people with IIH have had difficulties in finding appropriate holiday insurance though. These are some of the insurance companies that have been recommended by some of our members:

http://www.insurancechoice.co.uk/produc ... onditions/

http://www.insurancewith.com/

https://www.staysure.co.uk/travel-insurance/

http://www.the-insurance-surgery.co.uk/ ... onditions/

https://www.allcleartravel.co.uk/

http://www.freespirittravelinsurance.com/

http://www.orbisplus.co.uk/travel.html

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