What is a pre-existing medical condition?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is a pre-existing medical condition?

Any symptom or medical condition that you’re aware of, or a reasonable person in your circumstances should be aware of, when you apply for a policy and/or anytime before the start of your holiday, that:

  1. you’re waiting to see a medical professional about, or waiting for a test or investigation, or the results of a test or investigation; or
  2. requires ongoing treatment or check-ups; or
  3. you should be taking prescribed medication for; or
  4. you’ve seen a medical professional for in the last 3 months before you purchase your policy, or at any time before the start of your holiday; or
  5. you’ve had surgery or been hospitalised for in the last 3 years before you purchase your policy, or at any time before the start of your holiday; or
  6. relates to heart problems (such as angina, palpitations, high blood pressure, or stenting), stroke, transient ischaemic attack (TIA), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or cancer.

We don’t consider an everyday cold or tummy bug, to be a pre-existing medical condition.

What you need to know.

You need to tell us about any change in health that you see a medical professional for before you go on holiday.