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Life Insurance for people with Raised Blood Pressure and/or Raised Cholesterol

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Did you know that having raised blood pressure or raised cholesterol isn't always a problem for getting Life Cover?

Also, these conditions don't necessarily make Life Cover something you can't afford.

This is why we believe you should talk to an expert like Moneysworth. We're here to help you get the most suitable policy.

Over the years, we've helped many people with raised blood pressure or raised cholesterol to find suitable Life Insurance.

How do these conditions affect your chances of getting Life Cover?

  • Generally speaking, insurers are most concerned if your raised blood pressure and/or raised cholesterol remains uncontrolled. In situations such as this, it would not be uncommon for the insurance company to decline or postpone your application for Life Insurance.
  • Insurers are more comfortable when the raised blood pressure or cholesterol is controlled. The range of possible premiums and cover options can still vary between insurers, and will also depend on any other health conditions/factors you may have.

What if you also have other health conditions?

  • It's very common for patients with either raised blood pressure or raised cholesterol to have other health conditions.
  • People with health conditions such as diabetes or heart attack are often put onto medication for raised blood pressure and/or raised cholesterol (even though they have not been diagnosed as having either raised blood pressure / raised cholesterol). This is commonly referred to as preventative treatment.

How to find the best available Life Cover options if you're receiving medication for raised cholesterol or raised blood pressure

Week in, week out, Moneysworth searches the Life Insurance marketplace on behalf of clients in this situation. This means we keep abreast of the latest changes with insurers.

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

If you already have cover in place, it could be a good idea to talk to Moneysworth – it won't cost anything to find out, and we might be able to find you a better deal.

How Moneysworth is better placed to help you find Life Insurance

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 there's a good chance of finding life insurance with affordable 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.

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.

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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.

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

Case study

Male aged 46, entrepreneur, seeking £500,000 Life Cover and £500,000 Critical Illness cover to provide protection to cover business partners. He had raised Cholesterol, diagnosed in 2001 with a recent reading of 8. His father was diagnosed with diabetes aged 60.

We sourced the Life Cover with the lowest rating available: a 50% increase in monthly premiums. We also sourced Critical Illness cover with a 75% increase in monthly premiums. Other companies declined cover or offered premiums at a much higher rate.