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    • Scoombs
    • By Scoombs 15th May 17, 3:49 PM
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    Health insurance question
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    • 15th May 17, 3:49 PM
    Health insurance question 15th May 17 at 3:49 PM
    I wonder if anyone can offer any advice.

    I have health insurance with Vitality and have never claimed nor have any pre-existing conditions.
    I am experiencing some discomfort in my chest when excersising and my normal GP suggested that I use a 24hr heart tape machine to check it all out and would refer me to the specialist.
    It was suggested I contact Vitality to speed up this process from 6 wks to 1wk which i may well do.
    My question is. If I proceed through Vitality and after checks it shows that I have no problems will it still be considered a pre-existing condition upon renewal because I have seen a GP about it?

    Thanks in advance.
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    • richlfcx5
    • By richlfcx5 17th May 17, 3:32 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 3:32 PM
    Hi There, to answer your question, it would be considered a pre-existing condition, but one that you now have protection for under your policy. It would also be considered a claim. Depending on which insurer you are with, claiming can have an influence on your renewal premium, I think vitality do not penalise you for a claim under £350, Anything over that and you will see an increase on top of the increase for your age, medical inflation and the soon to be rise in insurance premium tax.

    I hope this helps
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