Top 10 Health Problems in America

top 10 health problems

Out of a potential 700+ health impairments, we know the top 10 health problems we encounter in high-risk life insurance underwriting.

Top 10 Health Problems for Life Insurance

  1. Heart DiseaseHeart problems have been the most common health impairment since 2002. We’ve seen them all: blood pressure issues, high cholesterol, heart attack, angioplasty, heart bypass, irregular heartbeats, or any other heart condition.
  2. Diabetes – Type 2 diabetes is the fastest-growing health problem in America. If your diabetes is well controlled, underwriting has become more aggressive and favorable with the right life insurance companies.
  3. Prostate CancerProstate cancer underwriting has become more competitive as prostate cancer treatment options improve, especially for active surveillance.
  4. Skin Cancer – Basal Cell Carcinoma has become so common that most companies will offer a “preferred” and sometimes a “preferred best” rate. While melanoma is far more complicated, underwriting has improved as well.
  5. Mental Health Issues – Often, depression is just one of the health impairments we work with.  Depression, Bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, etc., are always in our top 10 health impairment lists.
  6. Breast CancerBreast cancer is a health impairment that we see frequently.  Until recently, high-risk life insurance companies have been challenging to work with. The good news is that several life insurance companies have become more aggressive in underwriting. 
  7. Respiratory Disorders – We see a lot of asthma cases each year and have some life insurance companies that are aggressive and favorable to individuals with well-controlled asthma. 
  8. Sleep ApneaSleep apnea is a common health issue. Whether you have mild, moderate, or severe sleep apnea, life insurance companies are available if you comply and use your CPAP.
  9. StrokeStrokes and TIA are high-risk life insurance issues that we deal with.  The underlying cause of the stroke is essential when working with underwriting.
  10. Hepatitis – Life insurance underwriting has improved dramatically since developing treatments that cure Hepatitis “C.”
  11. GastrointestinalUlcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are increasingly familiar with underwriting.

Life Insurance Underwriting for Health Conditions

We work with life insurance underwriters at America’s best life insurance companies.  If you have any of the top ten health problems, we can help you.

We understand health impairments from a life insurance underwriting standpoint. 

Our goal is to help you minimize or eliminate any table ratings or flat extras that companies add to your life insurance rates.

We know the concerns of life insurance underwriters and the questions to ask you about your health history. 

There is never any obligation or pressure with our service.  We’ll give you the information you need to decide about your life insurance.

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