the FCO message is clear and simple, declare now or pay later. It’s extremely important for any traveller to fully declare their pre-existing medical conditions.
(PRWEB UK) 5 November 2012
Online travel extras comparison site Cheap.co.uk has joined forces with the FCO (The Foreign and Commonwealth office - fco.gov.uk/en/) to help display an info-graphic designed to make travellers more aware of declaring their pre-existing medical conditions.
The FCO message itself is fairly simple: “Declare now or pay later” and is directed towards those who go through the effort of taking out travel insurance and protecting themselves but neglect to declare a pre-existing medical condition which could at a later date mean the cover is not valid.
A spokesmen for the company stated: “we offer travel insurance and know through personal experience some of the problems those with pre-existing medical conditions face. Sometimes it can be hard to find the correct cover or insurance costs can be increased but the FCO message is clear and simple, declare now or pay later. It’s extremely important for any traveller to fully declare their pre-existing medical conditions. The last thing you want to happen is the insurance company to reject a claim causing both frustration and possibly high medical costs should something unfortunate occur whilst away.”
The FCO offers a number of helpful recommendations to those travelling and medical insurance (http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/staying-safe/travel-insurance/medical-heath) including information relating to mutual health agreements in place with other countries and pre-existing medical conditions.
The FCO info-graphic displayed above features a blue medical style background and the FCO logo. Companies and travel related websites are welcome to take redistribute the image.
You can view the full article here (http://www.cheap.co.uk/news/fco-look-at-travel-insurance.htm).