All pre-existing illnesses at the time of taking the policy are generally excluded from the health insurance cover. However, in some products pre-existing illnesses may be covered after a specified waiting period. What this means is that if you continue with an insurance product (i.e. keep renewing your policy) for the specified period then certain pre-existing illnesses may be covered on the completion of the waiting period. This waiting period varies by product and insurance company.
It is always important to carefully review the products’ benefits, terms and conditions and associated features – get complete information on available choices and compare before you buy.