Specialist Travel Insurance for COPD
What is COPD?
COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and affects around 3 million people in the UK†. This name describes a number of conditions, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Diagnosing COPD can be done by a GP, who will do some tests.
Going on holiday with COPD
Living with COPD has its challenges, but enjoying a relaxing holiday may help – regardless of whether you’ve been newly diagnosed, or been living with it for some time. Planning ahead is crucial, and before booking any trips it’s important to talk to your doctor or specialist as they’ll be able to confirm that you’re well enough to travel. You can also discuss the things you should and shouldn’t be doing during your time away.
If COPD has made it difficult for you to find an appropriate travel insurance policy in the past, Free Spirit may be able to help.
It’s easy to get an online quote for COPD travel insurance from our website, which includes medical screening. This involves us asking you various questions about your existing medical condition(s) to determine your policy terms & premium. In some cases, you will be asked to call us so that we can ask you some additional questions.
By covering your medical condition(s), Free Spirit gives you the protection you need when travelling.
Some questions we may ask you about your COPD include:
- How many medicines are prescribed for your breathing condition (count each inhaler as one medicine)?
- How many hospital admissions have you had for your breathing condition in the last year?
- How short of breath do you get when you are walking in the flat?
- Have you ever been prescribed oxygen other than when you are in hospital?
- Have you ever been a smoker?
- In the last year have you had a chest infection or an episode of pneumonia?
We like to do things thoroughly at Free Spirit, so there may well be other questions we’ll ask. This just helps us ensure you get the right cover for your medical condition(s).
We’re here to help
If you’d like to know more about our specialist COPD travel insurance, or have any questions whilst getting a quote online, head to our frequently asked questions page or get in touch with our friendly customer services team by calling 02392 419 080.
† Source: British Lung Foundation website.
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