If you've searched the web for private health insurance that covers whooping cough then you are most likely for looking for established UK based health insurance companies that will cover whooping cough.
Our advice when looking for health insurance that covers whooping cough is to speak to a health insurance broker. Health insurance is extremely complicated and if you want complete certainty that whooping cough is covered by your policy you should consult with a broker who can explain which providers will cover this medical condition and which will exclude it.
There are many advantages to using a broker but the largest by far is that you're using their industry experience 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 services.
- Do you live in many different postcodes? Some will give you a lower premium than offers. A broker will be able to advise whats best.
- Do you have a hobby that may invalidate your insurance policy? A broker will know this critical information.
- If you are a couple and one of you has claimed on your policy this year would it be cheaper to separate you both onto two different policies?
- You've developed a certain medical condition and want to know which insurer offers the largest amount of cover for it. A broker will know this instantly saving you so much time and effort.
You can call around every medical insurance provider you can find and ask if they cover whooping cough, 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 whooping cough and under what conditions they do or don't cover it.
Whooping Cough Information
Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the lungs and airways.
It causes repeated coughing bouts that can last for two to three months or more, and can make babies and young children in particular very ill.
Whooping cough is spread in the droplets of the coughs or sneezes of someone with the infection.
This page covers:
Who's at risk
When to get medical advice
Stopping the infection spreading
The first symptoms of whooping cough are similar to those of a cold, such as a runny nose, red and watery eyes, a sore throat, and a slightly raised temperature.
Intense coughing bouts start about a week later.
The bouts will eventually start to become less severe and less frequent over time, but it may be a few months before they stop completely.
Whooping cough can affect people of any age, including: