Thank you for the response. I travelled to Canada, UK and China when I wrote the post. Been to Bali and Nz since and it wasn't an issue though we needed to pay for "existing conditions". Tried to get a credit card to get the free insurance but was told I'm a bad credit risk because I am not working (retired with considerable super) even though I have never had a problem paying bills and saving. Travel Insurance to me is also about insurance in case you need to cancel last minute and recovery of lost or stolen goods while trvaelling. We tried a number of providers but couldn;t find a better deal. Maybe next time I just dont mention cancer. Thanks Again Sandy
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Found myself feeling quite upset this afternoon after an hour on my mobile trying to get travel insurance from QBE for a 6 week overseas trip in September. After answering so many personal questions about my health - I've been clear of treatment for cancer since April 2012 but visit my oncologist and surgeon annually plus have a mammogram and untrasound to check all is clear. So becaue I had cancer and declared it I'm charged an $150 on the premium! (they also refused to cover eye problems after catarract surgery 6 months ago even though its listed as covered in the PDS). Have others had this happen to them? Seems quite discriminatory to me or do I need to just suck it up and accept thats the way it is now?
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Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.