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Travel Insurance for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

There are a number of medical conditions which are described as Pre-Existing for the purposes of travel insurance. Understanding what conditions can be covered in your policy is important when choosing your cover.

Do I have a Pre-Existing Medical Condition?

We define Pre-Existing Medical Conditions as conditions which:

a) An ongoing medical or dental condition of which you are aware, or related complication you have, or the symptoms of which you are aware;
b) A medical or dental condition that is currently being, or has been investigated, or treated by a health professional (including dentist or chiropractor) at any time in the past, prior to policy purchase;
c) Any condition for which you take prescribed medicine;
d) Any condition for which you have had surgery;
e) Any condition for which you see a medical specialist; or
f) Pregnancy

Pre-Existing Medical Conditions can also include dental problems, mental health issues, back problems and arthritis.

Having a Pre-Existing Medical Condition doesn’t mean you can’t get travel insurance. It may mean it is even more important to obtain adequate insurance if you have a Pre-Existing Condition so that you have adequate cover for your trip.

We made it simple for you

Fast cover automatically* provides cover for 44 Pre-Existing Medical Conditions. If you have any of the conditions below, we don’t require a medical assessment and can issue a policy right away, as long as you have not been hospitalised (including day surgery or emergency department attendance) for your condition in the past 24 months. This ensures that medical costs, repatriation expenses and hospital fees are covered should your condition require you to seek medical help while on holiday.*

Great cover for your condition & peace of mind

We can cover you for any of the following 44 conditions, provided you have not been hospitalised (including any day surgery or emergency department attendance) for the condition in the 24 months prior to the time of policy issue:

  1. Acne
  2. Allergies limited to Rhinitis, Chronic Sinusitis, Eczema, Food Intolerance, Hay Fever
  3. Asthma - providing that you:
    1. have no other lung disease and
    2. are less than 60 years of age at the date of policy purchase.
  4. Bell's Palsy
  5. Benign Positional Vertigo
  6. Bunions
  7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  8. Cataracts
  9. Coeliac Disease
  10. Congenital Blindness
  11. Congenital Deafness
  12. ~Diabetes Mellitus (Type I) - providing you:
    1. Were diagnosed over 12 months ago, and
    2. have no eye, kidney, nerve or vascular complications, and
    3. do not also suffer from a known cardiovascular disease, Hypertension, Hyperlipidaemia or Hypercholesterolaemia, and
    4. are under 50 years of age at the date of policy purchase.
  13. ~Diabetes Mellitus (Type II) - providing you:
    1. Were diagnosed over 12 months ago, and
    2. have no eye, kidney, nerve or vascular complications, and
    3. do not also suffer from a known cardiovascular disease, Hypertension, Hyperlipidaemia or Hypercholesterolaemia.
  14. Dry Eye Syndrome
  15. Epilepsy - providing there has been no change to your medication regime in the past 12 months, and you are on no more than one anti-convulsant medication
  16. Folate Deficiency
  17. Gastric Reflux
  18. Goitre
  19. Glaucoma
  20. Graves' Disease
  21. Hiatus Hernia
  22. ~Hypercholesterolaemia (High Cholesterol) - provided you do not also suffer from a known cardiovascular disease and/or Diabetes
  23. ~Hyperlipidaemia (High Blood Lipids) - provided you do not also suffer from a known cardiovascular disease and/or Diabetes
  24. ~Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) - provided you do not also suffer from a known cardiovascular disease and/or Diabetes
  25. Hypothyroidism, including Hashimoto's Disease
  26. Impaired Glucose Tolerance
  27. Incontinence
  28. Insulin Resistance
  29. Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  30. Macular Degeneration
  31. Meniere's Disease
  32. Migraine
  33. Nocturnal Cramps
  34. Osteopenia
  35. Osteoporosis
  36. Pernicious Anaemia
  37. Plantar Fasciitis
  38. Pregnancy up to and including the 23rd week provided it is single and without complications**
  39. Raynaud's Disease
  40. Sleep Apnoea
  41. Solar Keratosis
  42. Trigeminal Neuralgia
  43. Trigger Finger
  44. Vitamin B12 Deficiency

~ Diabetes (Type I and Type II) , Hypertension, Hypercholesterolaemia and Hyperlipidaemia are risk factors for cardiovascular disease. If you have a history of cardiovascular disease, and it is a Pre-existing Medical Condition, cover for these conditions is also excluded.

**Complications mean any secondary diagnosis occurring prior to, during the course of, concurrent with, or as a result of the pregnancy, which may adversely affect the pregnancy outcome.

I have a Pre-Existing Medical Condition that is not listed here

If your condition is not listed here, you can still take out a policy with us. Your condition would just be excluded from the policy, but you may still be covered for emergency expenses unrelated to your condition.

If you need cover for your Pre-Existing medical condition, call 1300 409 322 or send us an email to enquiries@fastcover.com.au and we’ll refer you to the specialist medical team at Allianz Global Assistance who may be able to provide you with a travel insurance policy.

What is covered with this policy?


We aim to provide affordable cover for the things that matter most to you while travelling. We provide cover for lost and stolen belongings, medical care and for losses resulting from cancellations or delays to your journey. In cases of an emergency you can be covered for an evacuation and return to Australia.*

Medical Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance^

sub-limits:


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000 $15,000

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

Unlimited ––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

$40,000 ––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

$30,000 ––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 $30,000

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$40,000
––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:

Unlimited
$30,000
––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
–––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^

sub-limits:


$40,000
$30,000
–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
–––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Hospital Cash Allowance^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– $2,500 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Daily Limit (per person)

$50 $50 $50 $50

Accidental Death

sub-limits:

––– $25,000 ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Death of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Permanent Disability^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $25,000 $25,000 $25,000

Permanent Disability of a Dependant (per Dependant)

$5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Loss of Income^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– $10,400 $10,400 $10,400

Weekly Limit (per person) - up to 26 weeks

$400 $400 $400

Financial Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 ––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

sub-limits:

––– $30,000 $30,000 $30,000 ––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
Unlimited
$40,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

––– Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
Unlimited
$30,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Cancellation Fees & Lost Deposits

Travellers Aged 80 to 89:
Travellers Aged 90 and above:

sub-limits:

–––
$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000

$40,000
$30,000
––– –––

Travel Agents Cancellation Fees

$1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $1,500 $1,500

Personal Liability

$2,500,000 $5,000,000 $2,500,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000

Additional Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $50,000 $30,000 $50,000 $50,000 $50,000

Resumption of Journey

$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Relatives with a Pre-existing Medical Condition

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Luggage & Personal Effects

sub-limits:

––– $7,500 $5,000 $7,500 $7,500 $7,500

Personal computers,video recorders or cameras (per item)

$3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000 $3,000

Mobile phones (including PDAs and any items with phone capabilities) (per item)

$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

All other unspecified items (per item)

$750 $750 $750 $750 $750

Luggage and Personal Effects stolen from a Locked Storage Compartment of an unoccupied vehicle during daylight hours (limit of $200 per item applies)

$2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Travel Documents, Credit Cards & Travellers Cheques^^

––– ––– $2,000 $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Alternative Transport Expenses

––– $5,000 ––– $5,000 $5,000 $5,000

Rental Vehicle Insurance Excess

sub-limits:

––– $5,000 Optional Optional Optional Optional

Return of Rental Vehicle

$500 $500 $500 $500 $500

Travel Delay Expenses

sub-limits:

––– $2,000 ––– $2,000 $2,000 $2,000

Daily Limit (per person)

(we will pay up to $200 for each full 24 hours beyond the initial 6 hour delay)

$200 $200 $200 $200

Luggage & Personal Effects Delay Expenses^^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Theft of Cash^^

––– ––– ––– $250 $250 $250

Snow Sports Benefits

Medical Only Domestic Standard Comprehensive Comprehensive Snow Multi Trip

Snow Sport Overseas Emergency Medical Assistance

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– ––– Unlimited –––

Funeral/cremation Overseas and/or bringing your remains home (per person)

$15,000

Snow Sport Overseas Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses^^

sub-limits:

––– ––– ––– ––– Unlimited –––

Emergency Dental Expenses (per person)

$500

Own Snow Sport Equipment

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Sport Equipment Hire

––– $1,500 ––– ––– $1,500 –––

Snow Ski Pack

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

Piste Closure

sub-limits:

––– $1,000 ––– ––– $1,000 –––

Daily Limit (per person)

$100 $100

Bad Weather & Avalanche Closure

––– $750 ––– ––– $750 –––

Please note: This is only a summary of benefits. Exclusions and sub-limits apply to each cover type. Benefit limits shown are for Single and Duo (per person) policies. Family policy benefit limits apply for the whole family and are double the corresponding benefit limit under a Single policy, except for certain benefits - please refer to the table of benefits in the PDS for full details.

 

^There is no cover under these Policy Sections while travelling in Australia. There is cover under these Policy Sections while travelling on a domestic cruise in Australian waters where you have purchased Plans A, S or B (selecting Region 3) or Plan M. Refer to the "Geographical Regions" section of this PDS for details (pages 12 to 13). ^^ There is no cover under these Policy Sections while travelling in Australia - refer to the "Geographical Regions" section of this PDS for details (pages 12 to 13).

Why choose Fast Cover for your Pre-Existing Medical Conditions policy?

Fast Cover provides specialist travel insurance to travellers of any age. To make getting travel insurance simpler, we automatically cover 44 pre-existing medical conditions including diabetes, high blood pressure and pregnancy. And you don't have to complete a medical assessment! Get a travel insurance quote for your next holiday today!

 

 

We automatically cover 44 Pre-Existing Medical Conditions to make buying travel insurance fast and simple. *

Wherever you’re travelling and whenever you need us, our Global Assistance Team are ready and waiting to help.

Buy with confidence! You can cancel your insurance for any reason within 14 days after you are issued with your policy and get a full refund. 1 *

Travel with confidence knowing your travel insurance policy is underwritten by Allianz.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Travel Insurance for Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

  1. Do I have a Pre-Existing Medical Condition?

    We define Pre-Existing Medical Conditions as:

    a) An ongoing medical or dental condition of which you are aware, or related complication you have, or the symptoms of which you are aware;

    b) A medical or dental condition that is currently being, or has been investigated, or treated by a health professional (including dentist or chiropractor) at any time in the past, prior to policy purchase;

    c) Any condition for which you take prescribed medicine; d) Any condition for which you have had surgery;

    e) Any condition for which you see a medical specialist; or

    f) Pregnancy.

     

    If you answered yes to any of the above then for the purposes of our travel insurance you have a Pre-Existing Medical Condition. Fast Cover policies automatically cover 44 Pre-Existing Medical Conditions.

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  2. Can I add on Pre-Existing Medical Conditions that aren't on the list?

    We keep our processes simple and have a fixed list of Pre-Existing Medical conditions that we automatically cover.

     

    If you would like to be covered for your Pre-Existing Medical Condition/s which are NOT on our list, please contact the Allianz Global Assistance Specialist Medical travel insurance team on 02 9998 7854. They can take you through a medical assessment over the phone and may be able to provide a tailored Travel Insurance policy for your specific condition.

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  3. Do I need to declare my Pre-Existing Medical Conditions?

    No, you don't need to declare your Pre-Existing Medical Condition/s to us. We have a list of Pre-Existing Medical Conditions that we do cover, and anything NOT on that list is excluded from cover.

     

    If you would like to be covered for your Pre-Existing Medical Condition/s which are NOT on our list, contact the Allianz Global Assistance Specialist Medical travel insurance team 02 9998 7854. They can take you through a medical assessment over the phone and may be able to provide a tailored Travel Insurance policy for your specific condition.

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  4. When should I buy my Travel Insurance?

    You can buy your Travel Insurance up to 12 months before your Departure Date and you need to buy your policy BEFORE you leave Australia. Unlimited Cancellation cover for Cancellation Fees and Lost Deposits starts instantly when your policy is issued. It can be best to buy your policy as early as possible to cover you for Cancellation should the unexpected occur before you start your trip.

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  5. Why is there a $2000 Medical Excess for travellers 80-89 years old and a $5000 Medical Excess for travellers 90 years old or older?

    The Medical Excess is based on the age of the travellers and ONLY applies to injury or sickness claims. A $200 excess applies to claims which are not related to an injury or sickness for 80+ travellers. We do not require a medical form when you buy a policy. Unfortunately we are unable to reduce or remove the medical excess for 80+ travellers.

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Australia's most
popular destination
is NZ +

60% of overseas travel was for a holiday +

2/3 of overseas spending was for holiday +

*See Product Disclosure Statement for full terms and conditions and exclusions and limits that apply. ^ For travellers aged 80 and over, additional terms and conditions apply. #Available with our Comprehensive policies only. **No cover is provided for pregnancy, childbirth or related complications unless it is a single, uncomplicated pregnancy up to and including 23 weeks. In any event we will not pay medical expenses for regular antenatal care, childbirth at any gestation or care of the newborn child. Complications mean any secondary diagnosis occurring prior to, during the course of, concurrent with, or as a result of the pregnancy, which may adversely affect the pregnancy outcome.

+Statistics based on 'Travel by Australians' quarterly report for June 2013, 'Tourism Industry Facts & Figures at a Glance' September 2012, Cruise Industry Source Market Report: Australia 2013 and Fast Cover Customers

1The premium paid is refunded within 14 days after you are issued your Certificate of Insurance provided you have not started your Journey and you do not want to make a claim or to exercise any other right under the policy. 3Emergency Medical & Hospital Expenses. 4Emergency Medical Assistance. 5The cover for cancellation fees and lost deposits begins from the time the policy is issued. 6Buy a Duo policy and save 5% versus the cost of two single policies. Excess reduction discount is based on the cost of excess reduction under a Duo policy versus the cost under two single policies. Duo policies do not provide cover for any dependant children. 7Your children or grandchildren not in full time employment who are under the age of 21 and travelling with you on the Journey are included at no extra charge. 8Spouse (or legally recognised de facto) and Dependants covered for free when accompanying primary policyholder. 9Based on a 0-59 year old travelling to the Pacific region for 4 weeks, Plan E Standard with an excess of $200. 10Provided you have not been hospitalised (including any day surgery or emergency department attendance) for the condition in the 24 months prior to the time of policy issue.

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