Help with travel insurance

When you have the opportunity to take a break from breast cancer treatment, or when your treatment ends, a holiday can be just what you need. However, we still hear from women who have trouble getting travel insurance because of their breast cancer diagnosis.

It might help you to know that BCNA has two fact sheets that can answer some of the most common questions we hear about obtaining travel insurance after breast cancer. There is a fact sheet for people who have had early breast cancer, and a separate fact sheet that covers information for those diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

The fact sheets include information to help you decide whether you need travel insurance, the questions you should ask about your travel insurance (including finding out what is and what isn’t covered), the definition of pre-existing conditions, and a list of countries where Australian travellers are covered by those countries’ health systems (reciprocal health care agreements).

There is also a fact sheet that provides information on the process to follow if you want to make a complaint about your travel insurance provider.

To download or order a copy of these fact sheets, visit the resources page on the BCNA website bcna.org.au.

Issue 79
Winter 2017