If you've searched Google for health insurance that covers hepatitis a then you are most likely for looking for established UK based health insurance companies that can cover your hepatitis a.
Our advice when looking for health insurance that covers hepatitis a is to speak to a insurance broker. Health insurance is very complicated and if you want absolute certainty that hepatitis a is covered you should talk with a broker who can explain which providers will cover this medical condition and which will not.
There are many advantages to using a insurance broker but the largest by far is that you're using their expertise at no cost. They are paid by the insurer (Aviva or Bupa etc) rather than you so it costs you no extra to use their brokering services.
- Do you reside in many different postcodes? Some will give you a lower premium than offers. A insurance broker will be able to advise whats best.
- Do you have a hobby that may invalidate your insurance claim? A broker will know this critical information.
- If you are a couple and one of you has claimed on your insurance policy this year would it be cheaper to separate you both onto two different policies?
- You've lean't you're at risk of developing a certain condition and want to know which policy provider offers the biggest amount of cover for it. A broker will know this instantly saving you huge amounts of time and effort.
You can call around every health insurance provider you can find and ask if they cover hepatitis a, however this will be a very time consuming process. Each insurer will ask for your medical history because its not normally a simple yes or not if a medical condition is covered or not.
Its much quicker to speak to one health insurance broker which will know which policy providers on the market cover hepatitis a and under what terms they do or don't cover it.
Hepatitis A Information
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by a virus that's spread in the poo of an infected person.
It's uncommon in the UK, but certain groups are at increased risk. This includes travellers to parts of the world with poor levels of sanitation, men who have sex with men, and people who inject drugs.
Hepatitis A can be unpleasant, but it's not usually serious and most people make a full recovery within a couple of months.
Some people, particularly young children, may not have any symptoms. But hepatitis A can occasionally last for many months and, in rare cases, it can be life-threatening if it causes the liver to stop working properly (liver failure).
A hepatitis A vaccine is available for people at a high risk of infection.
This page covers:
Symptoms of hepatitis A
When to get medical advice
How you can get hepatitis A
Vaccination against hepatitis A
Treatments for hepatitis A
Outlook for hepatitis A
The symptoms of hepatitis A develop, on average, around 4 weeks after becoming infected, although not everyone will experience them.
Symptoms can include:
The symptoms will usually pass within a couple of months.