The main benefit of this type of insurance is that it allows travellers who have epilepsy to go abroad with peace of mind and without having to worry about extra medical costs in case something happens. With this service, people with epilepsy and there families are free to enjoy themselves as they travel the world.
Its also important if you are travelling with someone who has epilepsy or has had an epileptic fit in the past to ensure your insurance covers you against cancellation costs in case your companion should have a relapse. If it is not declared you could find the cost of your holiday is at risk. Obviously it is easiest if you are all insured on the same policy, as this avoids any confusion.
Travellers with epilepsy might experience paying more for their travel policies. Specific needs require specific deals, and this normally increases the price. However for those who have not had a recent fit or seizure, and whose condition is controlled with a one type of medicine could find that the additional premium is less than £5 - a low price to pay for the piece of mind having proper cover delivers. Make sure you shop around to find the very best type of epilepsy travel insurance.
For a certain price, travellers with specific medical conditions such as epilepsy will be able to travel abroad knowing that if anything happens they are covered and have an insurance company supporting them. How much it costs depends on your individual circumstances, where you are travelling to and what your health issue may be.
However, the best prices and premiums could be found simply by shopping around and comparing epilepsy travel insurance.
Remember that you should always tell the truth when making an application for insurance. Even if you have only had an epileptic incident once, many years ago - it is always recommended that you shop around for the best policies and always tell the truth.
If you do not reveal you full state of health and make a claim on your insurance at a later date, it could be invalid and you'd be left to cover full medical and repatriation costs back to the UK.
Our panel of travel insurers can help those looking for travel insurance covering almost all types of epilepsy and seizure syndromes including:
Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (ADNFLE), Benign centrotemporal lobe epilepsy of childhood or benign Rolandic epilepsy, Benign occipital epilepsy of childhood (BOEC), Catamenial epilepsy (CE), Childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), Dravet's syndrome, Severe Myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI), Frontal lobe epilepsy, Juvenile absence epilepsy, Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), Ohtahara syndrome, Primary reading epilepsy, Progressive myoclonic epilepsy, Rasmussen's encephalitis, Symptomatic localization-related epilepsy, Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC) and West syndrome.
This information is based on journalistic investigation and research. It is not financial advice. Any information should be considered in regard to specific circumstances. Any suggestions followed up are done so at your own risk and your own research is key.
This content was last reviewed on 01/08/2013