Why you should use our high cholesterol travel insurance…

Firstly, what exactly is high cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fatty or waxy substance known as a lipid which is used by your body to function normally. Cholesterol is not bad, but an excessively high level in your blood can increase your risk of serious health conditions. 

Cholesterol is carried in your blood by proteins which combine to create lipoproteins.

The two main types of lipoprotein are:

  • high-density lipoprotein (HDL) – HDL picks up cholesterol in your blood and carries it away from the cells back to the liver. Once in the liver they are broken down and passed out as a waste product. Because HDL removes cholesterol from your blood it's referred to as "good cholesterol", and higher levels are better
  • low-density lipoprotein (LDL) – LDL is known as "bad cholesterol" as high levels of LDL can cause your arteries to narrow as it builds up within the walls of blood vessels and passageways. This can result in a blood clot forming which could lead to a stroke or even heart attack. 

Fortunately the amount of cholesterol in blood can be easily measured through medical tests today. 

What causes high cholesterol?

Many factors can increase your chances of having heart problems or a stroke if you have high cholesterol. These include:

  • inactivity or lack of exercise
  • a high fat diet
  • smoking
  • a large waist circumference
  • diabetes or high blood pressure (hypertension)
  • a family history of stroke or heart disease

Unfortunately high cholesterol can also be inherited (familial hypercholesterolaemia), which can cause  high cholesterol despite following the healthiest of diets.

High cholesterol and travel insurance

Having high cholesterol should not stop Australians from having a great holiday, particularly as insure4less specialises in providing affordable travel insurance for travellers with pre-existing medical conditions.

For your own peace of mind, you can relax in the knowledge that you have the protection of one of the World’s largest insurers and medical emergency teams to support you whilst overseas if you suddenly suffer from a high cholesterol related illness. These include heart attacks and strokes. We ask you to declare your high cholesterol when completing your online travel insurance (normally there is no extra to pay) and then when you receive your policy via email it will confirm in writing exactly what your cover is. You can then simply travel and relax.

Here’s just a few high cholesterol travel tips:

  • When flying, put your high cholesterol medicines in your take on bag – making sure you pack a little extra to allow for delays. Make sure you take medication bottles labelled with your name and the prescription information.
  • Select healthy options when eating out wherever possible and drink plenty of water.
  • Pack some fibre supplements containing psyllium and oat fibre to add to a beverage once a day.
  • Don’t forget to exercise on the plane (select an aisle seat if you can) and do plenty of walking after you have arrived.

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Using the quote form on the top right hand side of this page.

Related page: Existing Medical Conditions

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Single trip: Covers trips of up to a total of 365 days in total inc one way travel. Cover for snow sports activities can be included.

Annual multi trip: Covers you for an unlimited number of trips over a 12 month period up to a maximum duration of 31, 45, 62 or 93 days per trip after which you must return to Australia before commencing a new trip. Trips wholly within Australia are insured if they include at least one overnight stay and a minimum distance of 250kms from your place of residence. Each policy includes up to 23 days snow sports cover (on piste). If you are travelling over 93 days, please select a standard, single trip travel insurance quote.

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Please select the day that you commence your trip. You will be covered for claims that result in you having to cancel your trip before this date and therefore forfeit deposits paid - subject to the policy terms and conditions.

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Please select the date that you plan to return back into Australia or if you are on a one way trip - the date that you will arrive in your final destination.

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Travellers planning to stay in the United States (not Canada) for 365 days or more: Following recent healthcare reforms in the United States we are unable to insure travellers who are planning to be in the United States (not Canada) for 365 days or more.

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Will you be travelling to countries outside of the USA & Canada?

If you plan to visit the USA or Canada more than once during your trip, please calculate the total number of days you will be there. Then enter the date leaving USA or Canada as the total number of days from the date arriving.

For example: You will be in the US from 1st March to 31st March (31 days) and 10th October to 26th October (17 days) = 48 days in total. So you would have a start date of 1st March and an end date of 17th April. Ie 48 days. You will receive your certificate in an email, so simply reply to the email advising the correct dates of travel within USA or Canada and we will endorse the policy accordingly.

Following healthcare reforms in the US we cannot insure travellers who are planning to stay in the USA (not Canada) for 365 days or more.

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In order to obtain the best value, you should include a least one adult in each policy. The maximum number of travellers we can insure under one quote/policy is 50. If you have more than 50 then you should obtain more than one quote but ensuring that there is an adult in each subsequent quote.

Please note that ages are at the date of obtaining the quote, not the date of travel.

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We can insure travellers up to and including 90 years at the date of purchase. Please note it is age at date of purchase rather than at date of travel.

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We can insure travellers up to and including {maxAge} years at the date of purchase. Please note it is age at date of purchase rather than at date of travel.

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We can insure travellers up to and including 90 years at the date of purchase. Please note it is age at date of purchase rather than at date of travel.

Adults 21 to 35 years

Adults 36 to 50 years

Adults 51 to 55 years

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We can insure travellers up to and including 90 years at the date of purchase. Please note it is age at date of purchase rather than at date of travel.

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We can insure travellers up to and including 90 years at the date of purchase. Please note it is age at date of purchase rather than at date of travel.

Adults 61 to 65 years

Adults 66 to 70 years

Adults 71 to 75 years

Adults 76 to 80 years

Adults 81 to 85 years

Adults 86 to 90 years

Children under 21 in a family

Other children under 21 years

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