This Infosheet outlines what you need to think about before you travelling and how to go about getting travel insurance
When applying for travel insurance it is important to read the ‘small print’ of a proposed policy. In particular, it is essential to check:
- The cost of the insurance (the premium) and the amount you have to pay if you make a claim (the excess)
- Exactly what is included and excluded in the policy
- That any medical equipment and drugs you need to take on holiday with you is covered
- Whether the policy offers cancellation cover
You should be prepared to answer a range of questions about your myeloma and your treatment. Some companies may
refuse you cover, only provide you with partial cover or only provide cover with increased premium or excess.
However the infosheet also lists some travel insurance companies that specialise in providing insurance for people with pre-existing medical conditions.