For people diagnosed with mental health conditions, finding life insurance can be more difficult, daunting and sometimes more expensive.
However, this does not mean that the option is not there, there are providers who will offer suitable life insurance to people with mental health conditions.
‘Mental Health Condition’ is a term that refers to a number of conditions that can be diagnosed, the term is broad as there are many different kinds of types, ranging in severity and symptoms.
In the UK, 1 in 4 adults and 1 in 10 children suffer from a mental health illness, making the diagnosis of mental health conditions a very common one.
In the UK, mixed depression and anxiety is the most common condition that people face, however, the spectrum of mental health is wide-ranging. This includes bipolar disorder, borderline personality and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, eating disorders and phobias are also types of mental health conditions.
Due to the many mental health issues there are and how they can affect each person individually, treatment for mental health conditions is dependent on the person and the severity of their condition. However, medication and/or therapy are common methods of treating most mental health problems.
Yes, it is possible to get life insurance with a mental health condition. However, it must be considered that the process can be more difficult or expensive. Insurers will consider your condition and your recent medical history.
Mental health conditions are protected by the UK Equality Act of 2010, meaning that it is illegal for insurers in the United Kingdom to discriminate against those with a mental health issue. However, it is still possible for insurers to turn applications down or apply an exclusion to your insurance policy as they may feel you are more likely to claim.
For each insurer, the level of information they require about your mental health condition will vary. You will be generally asked to provide information specific to your condition, which is likely to include questions about your medical history and how your condition pertains to day-to-day life.
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