TIA Travel Insurance
If you have had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack), you will need a Travel Insurance policy in place before your trip to cover this conditions.
To get a quote by telephone, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or + 44 (0) 1273 773 017.
Summary of Cover
|Section & Cover||Silver||Gold||Platinum|
|Cancellation or Curtailment||-||£2,000||£5,000|
|Medical and Repatriation||£10,000,000||£10,000,000||£10,000,000|
|Failure of Carrier||£1,500||£1,500||£1,500|
*The excess payable does vary depending on the claim benefit.
When getting a quote for Travel Insurance to cover this condition, you will be asked a number of questions. These will include:
- Have you ever had a stroke which caused symptoms for more than 24 hours ?
- Are you awaiting investigation or treatment for this condition ?
- How many TIA (if any) have you had in the last six months ?
- How many TIA (if any) have you had in total ?
- Do you suffer from an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) ?
- Have you ever been a smoker ?
Symptoms of a Transient Ischemic Attack
- Sudden weakness
- Clumsiness in limbs
- Slurred speech
- Difficulty swallowing
- Loss of balance
- Pins and needles
- Double vision or temporary loss of vision
Loss of consciousness is very uncommon, and headaches are not a sign of a Transient Ischaemic Attack or Stroke.
Though these symptoms will go away very quickly, it is best to obtain medical attention quickly within 60 minutes is ideal. A doctor will perform a medical examination and possibly an ultrasound test.
Around one third of people who have suffered from TIA will have a stroke at some point in the future, so many people regard a TIA as an early warning sign.
Medication for Transient Ischaemic Attack will first of all be Aspirin, which thins the blood and should restore a healthy flow to the brain.
You may also be prescribed Clopidogrel, a Blood Clot Inhibitor, and Ticlopidine, used in patients allergic to aspirin. Those with a higher risk factor include:
Before you leave the country, it is important to purchase a Travel Insurance policy that will cover your TIA or any other pre existing medical condition you may have.
This Travel Insurance is provided by goodtogoinsurance.com. Goodtogoinsurance.com is a trading name of Ancile Insurance Group Limited, Registered Address: Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NQ. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - No. 471641.