In New Zealand, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. About 2,500 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year. Men who develop prostate cancer are mostly over the age of 65. About one in 13 men will develop prostate cancer before the age of 75*.


Peter has a long history of raised PSA on routine prostate cancer screening since 2005. His condition has been closely monitored with a negative prostate biopsy in 2005 until he was diagnosed with a lesser form of Prostate Cancer in 2008. His condition progressed and in 2010, at age 61, he was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer significant enough it qualified for a claim under his Trauma Cover policy.


Peter and his wife were concerned that they wouldn’t be covered under their policy. After much discussion over the phone and many tears, AIA encouraged Peter’s wife to submit a claim.


Despite additional information being required from Peter’s specialist, the claim was assessed and admitted within six days. Peter and his wife were extremely relieved and very happy with the outcome. As Peter’s condition had been so drawn out over several years they’d lost a significant amount of income so this Trauma Claim payment helped them get back on their feet.





While this is an actual AIA claim, names have been changed to protect the identity of those involved.