Amy Bainbridge and Emily Clark report:
Julie Gilbert has no idea what her insurance company knows about her medical history.
When she applied for income protection and life insurance, Ms Gilbert declared she had received counselling for sexual abuse she said she suffered as a child.
For the application to proceed, she had to grant the insurer access to her records. Her GP and specialist were then obligated to hand over the records the insurer asked for, but she had no idea just how much information was passed along.
“As far as I know they’ve actually seen all of my medical records,” she said.
“The scary part about it all is I don’t know what else they were able to actually access.
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