Travel insurance with osteoporosis

Having an osteoporosis diagnosis could affect your travel insurance premiums and the options available to you.

Your insurance company takes your risk of breaking a bone into account when assessing your risk of making a claim. You may find they increase your premiums to account for this, or occasionally may refuse to cover you.

If you have osteoporosis - even if you're not currently being treated - it's important to be honest with your insurer. They can tell you whether your situation affects your cover or not.

You should still be able to get cover, but only if you declare your condition. If you are unfortunate enough to break a bone while you're on holiday and you haven't told your insurer that you have osteoporosis, they may refuse to cover your injury.

You can find more information and frequently asked questions about travelling with osteoporosis in the travel insurance factsheet.

Travel insurance providers who offer cover for pre-existing medical conditions

Automobile Association Travel Insurance

0800 912 5002
www.theaa.com

Cover is available to customers permanently living in the UK on a single, couple or family basis for a single trip and annual multi trip policies, up to the age of 79.

Age UK

0800 389 4852
www.ageuk.org.uk

Age UK Travel Insurance has no upper age limit and you can cover your pre-existing medical conditions wherever possible. Age UK Travel Insurance is provided by Ageas Insurance Limited.

Avanti

0800 043 0814
www.avantitravelinsurance.co.uk

Specialist provider of travel insurance for the over 50s, as well as travel insurance for those with preexisting medical conditions.

British Insurance Brokers Association

0870 950 1790
www.biba.org.uk

BIBA can put you in contact with an Insurance broker, whose prime purpose is to help customers find suitable cost effective travel insurance. In the case of people contacting BIBA with pre-existing medical conditions they often give out details for All clear options (www.allcleartravel.co.uk) who provide a comparison website where you can get quotes from various companies including AllClear, Freedom, Free Spirit, Avanti, Staysure and Goodtogo, all with one screening process.

EHIC plus (with Mapfre Assistance)

08450 555 222
www.ehicplus.com

EHICPlus offers low cost annual travel insurance and single trip travel insurance to Europe. They offer all the benefits of a travel policy and to top up the current EHIC card. Offer cover for most pre-existing medical conditions at a sensible price.

Flexicover

0800 093 9495
www.flexicover.co.uk

Offer Single Trip & Annual Multi-trip policies up to age 85 and can provide optional cover for over 2,000 medical conditions.

getMy

0330 102 6393
www.getmy.com

Offer Single Trip & Annual Multi-trip policies up to age 85 and can provide optional cover for most medical conditions.

Good to Go

0330 024 9297
www.goodtogoinsurance.com

Can offer travel insurance cover for pre-existing medical conditions of all types and have no upper age limit on policies.

Holiday Safe

0845 658 0570
www.holidaysafe.co.uk

Offer Single Trip and Cruise policies that have no upper age limit, and Multi Trip policies cover people up to the age of 79.

Insure and go

0330 400 1383
www.insureandgo.com

Have no upper age limit for policies and can consider any medical conditions you might have.

John Lewis

0800 953 2552
www.johnlewis-insurance.com

Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance is only available to people under 74 years old. There’s no upper age limit on Single Trip Travel Insurance. Depending on the level of cover taken they can include a wide variety of preexisting medical conditions as long as you declare them.

Just Travel Cover

0800 988 2832
www.justtravelcover.com

Provides a quick and easy way to compare travel insurance cover for pre-existing medical conditions and travel insurance for travellers who are over 65.

Lets Go insure.co.uk

01702 427265
www.letsgoinsure.co.uk

Offer a variety of travel insurance policies.

Marks and Spencer

0800 068 3918
bank.marksandspencer.com/insurance/travel-insurance/overview/

No age limit on a single trip policy (except 80 if travelling to the USA, Canada or Caribbean). Annual Multi-Trip Travel Insurance is only available to people under 80 years old (70 if travelling to the USA, Canada or Caribbean).

MIA

0800 999 3333
www.miatravelinsurance.co.uk

Have designed a specialist policy called Clear2Go which has no age limit and can cover pre-existing medical conditions. They can provide medical cover only but only by telephoning them. Can only give cover from 60 days before travel and your doctor needs to have deemed you fit for travel.

Nationwide Flex Plus travel insurance

0800 051 0164
www.nationwide.co.uk

FlexPlus or FlexAccount customers may be able to benefit from this insurance cover.

RIAS

0345 045 1320
www.rias.co.uk/travel-insurance

Specialist in providing cover for the over 50s. Can cover pre-existing medical conditions if these have been declared and any additional premium paid.

Saga

0800 015 0757
www.saga.co.uk

Cover for over 50s with no upper age limit. Will cover most pre-existing medical conditions.

Santander

0800 519 9921
www.santandertravelinsurance.co.uk

Available to all but Santander customers get 20% discount.

Ski Club travel insurance

0300 303 2610
www.skiclubinsurance.co.uk

Travel insurance with automatic cover for winter sports.

Staysure

0800 033 4902
www.staysure.co.uk

Cover including pre-existing medical conditions up to the age of 85.