On Friday, I had to renew my drivers license for another five year term. The clerk asked me the standard questions: "How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Has your license been suspended in the past five years?" - and then, suddenly: "Do you have any serious health conditions?"
It suddenly hit me that five years ago (last time I renewed my license) was pre-heart attack - so I'd never had to pause about answering that question ever before.
For a tiny second, I hesitated - imagining possible new restrictions on driving, and certainly more medical forms for my docs to complete (at $175 a pop!) - wouldn't it just be easier to say: "No!"
But I decided to face reality and replied: "Well, I HAVE had a heart attack...."
What had been an absolutely routine little transaction until that point, suddenly stopped while she left the counter to find the appropriate paperwork and resulting instructions for my doctors.
I later learned from her that having health warning information officially noted on on my drivers license means my insurance coverage will not be affected should I have another heart attack while driving, for example. Which makes me think that my insurance might have been affected if I had concealed this pre-existing condition.
Anybody have any experience with this scenario?