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Diverticulitis Travel Insurance

Diverticulitis Travel Insurance

There are as many types of insurance policy as there are health problems and fortunately diverticulitis travel insurance can normally be found at reasonable cost. Those with a mild form of diverticulitis can find that some insurers do not charge any additional loading at all.


Want to talk to someone regarding travel insurance covering diverticulitis?

JustTravelCover.com
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www.JustTravelCover.com

Travel Insurance 4 Medical
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www.travelinsurance4medical.co.uk

Standard Travel Insurers providing cover for Diverticulitis

Avanti Travel Insurance
  • Cruise cover included free
  • Covers ages to 85 (75 for Annual policies)
  • Specialists in over 50's Travel Insurance
  • Diverticulitis covered free for many mild sufferers
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www.avantitravelinsurance.co.uk

Good to Go Travel Insurance
  • Specialist insurance for medical conditions
  • No age limit on Single Trip Policies (AMT limit 65)
  • Covers wide range of pre existing medical conditions including Mental Health, Severe & Terminal Conditions
  • Diverticulitis covered free for many mild sufferers
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www.goodtogoinsurance.com

Insure For Travel
  • Choice of cover options
  • Covers ages to 79 (74 for Annual policies)
  • Single trip policies to 122 days (30 days for over 70s)
  • Online screening for astmatic conditions
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www.insurefortravel.com

Columbus Direct
  • Travel insurance covering diverticulitis for ages to 99 (Single Trip) or 74 (Annual)
  • 10% discount when purchased online
  • Optional cover for Natural Disasters incl. Volcanic Eruptions
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www.columbusdirect.com

Flexicover
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www.flexicover.com

Insurers offering travel insurance for more serious Diverticulitis sufferers

All Clear Travel
  • No age limits
  • Can cover any form of diverticulitis, any age or any destination
  • Can cover those with very serious conditions
  • Can cover travelling companions
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www.AllClearTravel.co.uk

Staysure Travel Insurance
  • Single Trip age limit 86, Annual 81 and Long Stay 76 years old
  • Over 220 pre existing medical conditions covered free
  • Travel Insurance for the over 50s with a medical condition
  • Long-stay policies up to 550 days for under 65s
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www.staysure.co.uk

Diverticulitis sufferers can find insurance whether they suffer from a mild or a more serious form of the condition. Diverticula is the medical term to describe small pouches that can develop in the large intestine. They become more common in older age. It is estimated that half of people have diverticula by the age of 50 rising to 70% by the age of 80. Approximately 1 in 4 people who have diverticula will develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, this is diverticula disease. Diverticulitis occurs when bacteria becomes trapped inside one of the diverticula leading to inflammation or infection and more severe symptoms. Complications include abscesses inside the large intestine, fistula, peritonitis and intestinal obstruction. When travelling diverticulitis can be trickier to control as it can be more difficult to monitor your diet and intake of fibre and avoid foods that may trigger an attack.

Do I need to declare I am an diverticulitis sufferer?

We would not suggest travelling without adequate travel insurance for any pre existing medical condition - even when a condition is mild. If a diverticulitis attack causes a more serious situation to develop, you can face significant medical costs which may not be covered if your insurer considers the root cause was your diverticulitis. Medical costs abroad can be very expensive and without adequate insurance cover you can end up facing financial ruin if you suffer from a health-related problem while abroad.

We have listed some of the companies on the left which will cover your condition, including some who do not load premiums for mild sufferers (although this is dependent on other factors such as age and medical history).

Benefits of diverticulitis travel insurance

The main benefit of this type of insurance is that it allows travellers with diverticulitis to go abroad with peace of mind and without having to worry about extra medical costs in case something happens. With this service, diverticulitis holidaymakers are free to enjoy themselves as any other person on holiday does.

What are the requirements for diverticulitis travel insurance?

In order to make an accurate assessment of your risk, an insurance company will ask for your medical history in order to tailor the insurance to your specific case. Typical questions are the following:

  • How old were you when this diagnosis was made?
  • How many medicines do you take for your diverticulitis?
  • How many hospital admissions have you had for your diverticulitis in the last year?
  • Have you been treated for diverticulitis in an intensive care unit in the last five years?

The price you pay for travel insurance with diverticulitis conditions can vary widely depending on the specific type or circumstances.

Tips for finding the best diverticulitis travel insurance

Something to bear in mind when looking for relevant travel insurance to cover a specific health condition is to remember that you should always tell the truth when making an application for insurance. If you do not reveal your 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.

Where can I purchase diverticulitis travel insurance?

Diverticulitis travel insurance can be purchased in many ways. You can even get a quote for pre-existing diverticulitis travel insurance or for diverticulitis people's travel insurance online or over the telephone. These days there are numerous platforms available, so purchasing travel insurance when in bad health can be solved within minutes.

This content was last reviewed on 04/09/2017