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Life Insurance for people with Diabetes

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Diabetes affects almost four million people in the UK *. The good news is that we can find Life Cover for the majority of people with diabetes.

Over the years, Moneysworth has helped many people with diabetes to find Life Insurance.

Did you know that prices for Life Cover can vary significantly between insurers? We think this is why you should use an expert like Moneysworth. We're here to help you get the most suitable result.

* Source: "Diabetes Prevalence 2019" - Diabetes UK


New Life Insurance & Income Protection opportunities for people with Diabetes

If you need Life Cover, we now offer:

  • Fastrack Life Cover Applications – if you qualify, you can get your insurance in place within days!
  • Lower Price – the monthly cost for your Life Cover can reduce in future if the control of your condition improves (i.e. if your HbA1c reading comes down by a certain amount)

If you need Income Protection Insurance, we now offer:

  • No exclusions for Type 2 Diabetes – subject to certain criteria
  • No exclusions for Type 1 Diabetes – very limited availability, subject to strict criteria

Do you qualify? Get a quote today to find out.

How we help people with diabetes to find Life Insurance

Did you know that many life insurance companies have at least 12 different price bands for people with diabetes? Not all companies will put you into the same price band.

We've got the expertise to help you find the most suitable deal based on your individual needs and circumstances.

Week in, week out, Moneysworth searches the Life Insurance marketplace on behalf of clients with diabetes. This means we are up to date with the insurance companies' latest changes.

Already got Life Cover? Think you're paying too much for it?

Recently, we've seen improvements in the premium rates typically available to people with diabetes. So, if you already have cover in place but arranged it a few years ago, it could be a smart move to talk to Moneysworth – we might be able to find a better deal for you!

What about Critical Illness Cover for people with diabetes?

Unfortunately, the majority of insurance companies won't consider offering Critical Illness Cover to people with diabetes.

  • If you have type 2 Diabetes, and the diabetes is well-controlled and you have no complications or additional health issues to take into account, it may be possible for us to find Critical Illness Cover for you.
  • For people with type 1 Diabetes, it's usually not possible to get Critical Illness Insurance – although it's sometimes possible if you have late-onset type 1 Diabetes.

How Moneysworth is better placed to help you find Life Insurance

Many people come to Moneysworth after being declined Life Cover elsewhere.

We're often successful in finding Life Cover for these people. Different life insurance companies often take differing positions on the same information. Our processes are designed to help identify where you can get the most favourable result.

There are cases when, despite our best efforts, we are unable to find cover – but usually we are able to find the cover you require.

Why? Because when insurance companies look at your condition and requirements, they don't always make the same decision.

If you were to ask just one or even a few insurers, how would you know if the terms you're being offered are really competitive? Also, if those insurers decline to offer you any cover, how would you know if other insurers in the market would make the same decision?

Moneysworth deals with insurance companies across the market, so asking us to find Life Insurance on your behalf could save you a lot of time and worry. This is a real benefit if you want to feel confident that you're getting a really good outcome.

Before applying to insurers, we carefully examine the details of your circumstances. We have a wealth of experience in searching for Life Cover for people with health conditions, which means you'll get the best chance of finding life insurance with premiums.

We've even developed special research processes designed to help you get a favourable result. So, by the time we apply, we already have a good idea of what the final outcome might be - and can usually give you an idea of the price as well.

If Moneysworth can't get you the cover you are seeking, it probably isn't possible to obtain.

We know (based on personal experience) the value of Life Insurance. It's one of the reasons that we're so dedicated to helping each and every client find the most suitable result.

Very few other companies are able to offer you the level of specialist knowledge and experience that our team has gained. Moneysworth has been successfully sourcing Life Insurance for people with health conditions for over 21 years.

Moneysworth provide a personal service for every client. Right from the beginning, you'll speak with a real expert. No endless telephone menu options or being passed around different departments.

We help you throughout the whole process, providing you with explanations along the way. We aim to make the journey as easy as possible for you, ensuring that you feel fully-informed.

Peace of mind is worth waiting for! Why writing to your GP is a good thing…

When a life insurance company writes for medical information from a doctor, they will need to wait until they get the information back in order to make a final underwriting decision. Inevitably, this means that it takes a while to get a final answer.

However, if the life insurance company receives medical information from your GP and decides to make you a definite offer of life insurance, you can feel safe in the knowledge that the insurance company has taken independent medical verification before offering the terms.

Why is it so important that the insurance company sees your medical information?

Well, providing that you have fully and honestly answered all the questions on the application form, you can feel confident that the cover is fit for purpose and – if the worst happens – the policy will pay out.

We believe that knowing the policy will pay out is the most important thing for all clients – especially if you already have a health condition.

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If you start a policy, we will be paid a commission by the insurance company. The insurance company will usually pay for any doctor's fees if reports are required.

Meet Barry

Barry Cassidy came to Moneysworth looking for affordable Life Insurance. Barry has Type 2 Diabetes. We were successful in finding the Life Cover he required.

Did you know?

Perception vs. Reality…
Some people think that insurers don't usually pay out for Life Insurance, Critical Illness Cover and Income Protection claims.

However, in 2019, a record high of 98.3% of Life Insurance claims made were paid, including 97.4% of term Life Insurance claims, 91.6% of Critical Illness Cover claims and 99.9% of Whole of Life claims.

Source: Association of British Insurers, May 2020