"Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity." —Hippocrates
If you’re looking for healing and opportunity, we have a suggestion. No medical exam life insurance is an opportunity to protect your family from the financial insecurity that comes with a great loss. If you could protect them in spite of your health, would you do it? If you could erase the worry you have for your family in the wake of your passing, that might be a form of healing, too.
If your health is poor and you can't pass a medical exam, opt for no medical exam life insurance.
If you’re looking for a surefire way to get a policy, this is it. There are two main kinds of no-medical-exam life insurance:
Neither type requires you to take a medical exam in order to apply. If you’ve already been turned down by an insurer or have a health problem that you’re sure would not be approved, these are the policies for you. Approval is fast (within 48 hours, usually), so you won’t have days or weeks of waiting, wondering if you’ll be approved.
However, if you’re wondering whether your health problem is severe enough to apply for this type of insurance, give us a call at 800-823-4852. We can evaluate your situation individually to make sure you’re on the right track for approval.
If you’re even somewhat healthy, you’ll probably get a better rate with a standard life insurance application, which would require you to take a medical exam. We’ve helped lots of clients who smoke or have minor or moderate health issues (such as being overweight or having recent stent surgery) get affordable life insurance rates. If you talk to us, we can help you figure out what your best option will be.
It’s no accident that “simplified” is in the name. It’s simple because there is no medical exam required to approve the policy. All you have to do is answer a few quick questions about your health and medical history. Some insurers will ask 4 questions, while others will ask a few more. Here’s what you’ll be asked:
If you can answer “no” to the last 3 questions, you shouldn’t have a problem being approved for simplified issue life insurance.
You can buy simplified issue life insurance for term and whole life policies, depending on whether you want temporary or permanent coverage. As long as you make your monthly payments on time, your policy can’t be cancelled. Your monthly payment amounts won’t change and neither will your death benefit amount—they’re set in stone for as long as you keep your policy. Many policies will take effect immediately, with no waiting period after approval.
The word “guaranteed” should give you a clue that this is a sure thing. You don’t have to take a medical exam and you don’t have to answer any questions about your health or medical history.
The only possible exception is that some insurers won’t offer a policy to you if you live in a long-term care facility or a hospital.
Are you prepared to pay the average cost of a funeral—about $7,755?
There are two cases where simplified and guaranteed issue work well for our clients:
As you can guess, these policies aren’t cheap. Remember, life insurance is about risk and if you don’t want to take a medical exam, the insurer is going to assume you’re a pretty big risk. That will mean a higher monthly payment, often hundreds of dollars.
Here are a few other caveats to be aware of:
If your health prevents you from being approved for traditional life insurance with a medical exam, give us a call to find out how you could qualify for simplified issue or guaranteed issue policies instead.
If you’d like to buy a no medical exam life insurance policy, give us a call!
Insure.com: What Is Simplified Issue Life Insurance?
National Funeral Directors Association: Statistics Reports
Life Insurance by Jeff: Guaranteed Issue Term Life Insurance