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Pre-Diabetes Life Insurance

If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, it is possible for you to obtain life insurance, however you will find that some providers are better than others in terms of providing cover.. Pre-diabetes life insurance works very similarly to type 2 diabetes life insurance, this is due to the fact that insurers generally do not differentiate between the two conditions as they are very closely linked.

How it works:

If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, the cover that you can get depends on a number of health and medical factors to determine how high-risk you are. There are a few things that insurers may need to know when you apply for life insurance, these include:

  • Hba1c reading
  • Date of diagnosis
  • Blood pressure
  • Cholesterol level
  • Height/weight (BMI)
  • Any other medical conditions

Here at The Insurance Surgery we are leading life insurance experts for pre-diabetes as well as a number of other pre-existing medical conditions. All our expert advisors will be able to help guide you to the best insurance providers and policies to suit your medical and personal circumstances, so you can have peace of mind that your family is protected should the worst happen.

 

Pre-diabetes Life Insurance

If have been diagnosed with Pre-diabetes and would like Life Insurance then there are some factors that you will need to consider. It is possible that your application for Pre-diabetes life insurance will require a medical screening, GP Report or telephone medical depending on severity and insurance provider. In recent years it is now possible to be accepted online for some less severe cases thanks to medical advances and improvements in life insurance underwriting for pre-diabetes.

Pre-diabetes Critical Illness Cover

Pre-diabetes Critical Illness Cover has only become available again recently and is only available through a small selection of insurance providers. Some providers will offer Pre-diabetes critical illness cover with no medical exclusions however you should expect to pay a higher premium; and some will offer critical illness cover with some exclusions e.g. cardiovascular related conditions. Most applications for Pre-diabetes critical illness cover will require a medical screening, GP Report or a telephone medical appointment to support your application.

Some reasons why your Pre-diabetes critical illness cover application may be declined are:

  • Hba1c levels too high (e.g. above 8.0)
  • Diabetes complications (e.g. Retinopathy, Neuropathy or Nephropathy)
  • Smoker
  • High Blood Pressure or Cholesterol

Currently Pre-diabetic Critical Illness Cover is available to a relatively small percentage of applications where there are no major related medical issues. Life Insurance providers are constantly developing their underwriting and The Insurance Surgery works with a number of major insurance providers to improve products/underwriting.

Pre-diabetes Income Protection

Income protection for Pre-diabetes can be obtained and we do see a small number of applications accepted, however underwriting is similar to critical illness cover. In all cases we see there is a high loading to the premiums and some applications are offered with medical exclusions which is also similar to critical illness cover underwriting.

As well, income protection for Pre-diabetes is only available for people with no Diabetes related complications (e.g. Retinopathy, Neuropathy or Nephropathy), controlled Hba1c levels (usually below 8.0) or for non-smokers.

Most Common Questions:

Can I get Life Insurance for Pre-diabetes?

In general, life insurance for pre-diabetes is very possible to obtain, however certain medical or health issues may make the cover more expensive or even lead to your application being declined. Some of the main reasons that pre-diabetes life insurance may be difficult or expensive to obtain are:

  • High BMI
  • Being a smoker
  • Poor control (High Hba1c, blood pressure and/or cholesterol)
  • Diabetes related medical issues (e.g. Neuropathy, retinopathy or Nephopathy)

However, Pre-diabetes like insurance underwriting is constantly evolving and improving and has become more lenient and inclusive in recent years; we are also pioneering for inclusivity in the insurance sector and are constantly campaigning for better cover for people with pre-existing medical conditions.

Can I get Critical Illness Cover with pre-diabetes?

There are a couple of providers who may be able to offer Critical Illness Cover for pre-diabetics, however the underwriting is quite restrictive and therefore it is generally only possible to get Critical Illness Cover if your condition is very well controlled. However the industry is always evolving and therefore it is worth checking if you can obtain Critical Illness Cover each year.

Can I get Income Protection with pre-diabetes?

Pre-diabetics Income Protection is very similar to Critical Illness Cover as it is possible, but very difficult to obtain. If you do manage to get Income Protection there is almost a definite chance that you will have to pay extremely loaded (expensive) premiums or certain medical conditions may be excluded from your cover.

Will I have to pay more for Pre-diabetic Life Insurance?

In general you will have to pay more than standard rates for your cover, it will range from a 50% loading to a decline depending on the additional medical conditions, diabetic complications and your control of the condition.

However, if you manage to improve your control, i.e. have a better Hba1c or BMI then it is always worth getting in touch to have your policy reviewed as there is a chance that your premiums may go down. On the other hand, if you’re diabetes gets worse, your premiums will not increase as they stay the same throughout the policy, meaning that you do not have to worry about how your condition affects your policy as you age.

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