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Details of insurance companies, as shared by helpline callers.

Please note that we do not endorse any of these companies. We would appreciate any feedback on these, or other insurance companies, so that we feel confident when passing on these details to other people.

Insurance and epilepsy

If you have epilepsy, some insurance companies will charge you more because epilepsy is classed as a ‘pre-existing medical condition’. To make sure that an insurance policy meets your needs, insurance companies will usually pass you on to their medical department. The medical department will ask you questions about your epilepsy (your medical history). Their questions might include the type of seizures you have and when your last seizure was.

It may be worth contacting several companies to get the best quote. When you are offered a policy, you should check what the policy does cover and what it does not cover (often called 'exclusions').

Please note: if you have a relative or dependant who has epilepsy but they are not travelling with you, it is a good idea to tell the insurance company about their epilepsy. If you have to cancel or cut short your holiday because of their epilepsy, and you haven't told the insurance company about their epilepsy, your insurance may not cover you for your holiday.

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Information produced in June 2012

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