I booked part of my vacation, but not the main flight. I would like to buy insurance within the pre-existing condition exclusion waiver period. Should I wait till the flight is booked?
You can certainly purchase the travel insurance right away. You should however include the cost of your airline tickets in the trip cost. If you can find out what the price of the tickets will be before purchasing them, you can include that amount in the total trip cost. If not, an estimate will have to do. Otherwise, buy the policy now with the costs expended to date and contact us at info @ americanvisitorinsurance.com when you make your other arrangements and we will have the policy corrected to reflect the change. If there is any additional premium as a result of the change, it will be charged at that time. Be sure you do this within the 7 - 21 day purchase requirement (depends on company) in order to comply with the pre-existing condition waiver requirements.
I currently am on medication for high blood pressure? Is this considered a Pre-Existing Medical Condition?
If your medication is controlled and you see a Doctor for routine checkups, this would not be considered a pre-existing condition. It would only be considered a pre-existing condition if your Doctor altered your medication, had a test done, requested that a test be done, or changed your diagnosis.
What does it mean to have the Pre-Existing Conditions waived if insurance bought within 'x' days from the first trip payment?
This means you will have coverage for a pre-existing condition if you need to cancel/interrupt your trip. You get this by purchasing the policy within 'x' days the company requires (this varies for different companies), after the first payment towards your trip is made.
Does the Pre-Existing Condition period apply if I bought the insurance within the required time frame and do I qualify for the Pre-Existing Condition Waiver?
No, this does not apply to a policy purchased within the required time frame.
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