The process of finding a life insurance policy that is right for you can be stressful, but if you have an autoimmune disease or inflammatory condition, this task can feel even more daunting.
However, securing life insurance with suitable policies and standard prices for people with medical conditions is becoming more accessible. Independent brokers are able to find the most competitive and best suited policy for you.
If you do have an autoimmune or inflammatory condition, it is important to be prepared with the right information and know how insurance providers approach these applications.
An autoimmune disease is a condition whereby the immune system begins to turn on itself, attacking healthy tissue. Doctors don’t know exactly what is the cause of autoimmune diseases.
There are more than 80 autoimmune conditions, which can range in symptoms, severity, who they affect and treatment. Some of the more common diseases include:
There is a distinction between inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Inflammation refers to the process of your body fighting against infections, toxins and injuries.
Inflammation usually lasts for a few hours or days, depending on the situation. However, this becomes a chronic condition when the response continues and this can have a detrimental effect on your body.
Conditions that chronic inflammation is linked to, can include:
If you have a diagnosis of an autoimmune or inflammatory condition, you can get life insurance from multiple providers, without your premiums rising dramatically.
However, it is likely that insurers will request further information about your condition and a medical report, usually a GP report. Your consent is required before an insurance company can obtain this report.
Each life insurance provider is different, with their own process and method of underwriting. It is beneficial to use an independent insurance broker, they can help you navigate the market to find the best price and policy.
Each life insurance provider is different, therefore, the information that they will request regarding your autoimmune or inflammatory condition could vary.
When insurance providers are assessing your application for autoimmune disease life insurance, you can expect to be asked about:
It is important to be accurate and honest in your life insurance application, as any future claims could be affected by failure to disclose your autoimmune condition.
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