The health declarations required by insurance companies are in extreme detail and require information on conditions and medications going back years. These details will all be checked if you later try to make a claim. Any omissions or mistakes you make can be used as grounds to refuse your claim. This is equally true for conditions other than heart disease.
The following list of insurance companies has been compiled from the feedback received from heart patients. You may find that the type and cost of the cover offered will vary depending on your individual condition and where you will be travelling to. When you contact the companies, you may be asked to call a medical screening number who will then give you a reference to quote back to the insurance company. It is always important to read any small print on any policy you are offered.
Upbeat does not endorse or work with any of the companies on this list. Upbeat does not recommend any of the companies on the list. There is no guarantee that the companies on the list will be able to offer insurance to every individual. Please note that companies may change their underwriters and this may affect the cover they are able to offer.
European Health Insurance Cards
It's important to have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) when you're travelling in most European countries. The EHIC is not a substitute for insurance - ideally you should have both. The card can entitle UK citizens to free or reduced-cost medical treatment in those countries.
You can apply for an EHIC online, phone or using a form you can get from the Post Office.
To apply online now "Click Here"
To apply by phone, call 0845 606 2030.
To apply by post, get a form from your local post office. Send the completed form to EHIC Applications, PO Box 1114, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE99 2TL.
Your card will then be sent to you by the central agency that deals with the EHIC.
An EHIC is valid in the following countries:
Cyprus (not NorthernCyprus)