How do I get Pre-Existing Condition coverage for my cruise?

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Pre-Existing Condition coverage is a time-sensitive benefit that is available on some policies within 14-30 days of your initial booking date.

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Pre-existing conditions are typically excluded on travel insurance policies. However, some policies offer Pre-Existing Condition coverage if you purchase the policy within 14-30 days of making your initial trip deposit. Some policies may offer this benefit until you make your final trip payment. This benefit may require you to insure 100% of your total trip cost.

Policies that do not include Pre-Existing Condition coverage will typically have a look-back period of 60-180 days. If you have had any medical changes during that period — such as a new diagnosis or a change in medication — that will be considered a pre-existing condition and will likely not be covered. Stable conditions that have not had changed during the look-back period are typically not considered pre-existing.

Select the “Pre-existing Medical” filter on the search results page to view policies available to you with Pre-Existing Condition coverage.

This information can vary based on the travel insurance policy. If you have questions about a specific policy, please contact our licensed travel insurance experts. Squaremouth’s award-winning customer service team is available from 8am to 10pm ET, seven days a week, by chat and by phone at 800-240-0369.

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