Life Insurance for Acyclovir users.
In this article, we wanted to take a moment and try and answer some of the most common questions we get from folks applying for life insurance after they have been prescribed Acyclovir, Sitavig or Zovirax to treat for a variety of pre-existing medical conditions including:
- Cold sores (caused by herpes simplex),
- Shingles (caused by herpes zoster),
As well as genital herpes as well.
Questions that will be directly addressed will include:
- Can I qualify for life insurance after I’ve been prescribed Acyclovir, Sitavig or Zovirax?
- Why do life insurance companies care if I’ve been prescribed Acyclovir, Sitavig or Zovirax?
- What kind of information will the insurance companies ask me or be interested in?
- What rate (or price) can I qualify for?
- What can I do to help ensure that I get the “best life insurance” for me?
So, without further ado, let’s dive right in!
Can I qualify for life insurance after I’ve been prescribed Actos or Acyclovir, Sitavig or Zovirax?
One thing that we can tell you for sure is that if you’ve been prescribed Acyclovir in the past or are currently taking Acyclovir now, there is a very good chance that you’ll be able to qualify for a traditional term or whole life insurance policy.
This is because…
For the main part, Acyclovir isn’t a medication that is used to treat very “serious” medical conditions. Sure, nobody wants to contract the herpes virus, and anyone who has ever suffered through a bout of shingles will tell you they wouldn’t wish it on their worst enemy, at the end of the day, none of these conditions are “serious” enough for a life insurance company to get too worked up about.
That is of course…
If the “outbreak” of the herpes virus is simply that, and not an indication that an individual may have a compromised immune system that is causing them to develop infections or “outbreaks” that a “normal” healthy individual would. For this reason, prior to being able to make a decision about your life insurance application, it is possible that you may be asked some addition questions about “why” you’ve been prescribed Acyclovir.
Why do life insurance companies care if I’ve been prescribed Acyclovir, Sitavig or Zovirax?
When prescribed all by itself, Acyclovir isn’t really a medication that causes a life insurance underwriter to get too nervous. That said however, they will be looking for contributing factors which in combination with having been prescribed Acyclovir could indicate a more “serious” medical condition. This is why, it’s not all that uncommon for an insurance company to want to know a few additional facts about your Acyclovir prescription prior to being able to make a decision about your life insurance application.
What kind of information will the insurance companies ask me or be interested in?
The first question that a life insurance underwriter might ask you with regards to your Acyclovir prescription will probably be…
“Why have you been prescribed Acyclovir?”
From there, they may choose to ask you some additional questions like:
- When were you first prescribed Acyclovir?
- And maybe, how well does Acyclovir help you manage your symptoms?
However, it most cases most life insurance underwriters aren’t really going to care all that much that you have been prescribed Acyclovir unless it’s primarily being used to help you manage symptoms of another perhaps more serious medical condition.
Acyclovir is often prescribed to folks who are suffering from symptoms associated with a herpes breakout due to a compromised immune system. A compromised immune system that could be the result of:
- Poor nutrition,
- Excessive alcohol consumption,
- Use of certain medications,
- And disease.
And when it comes to folks suffering from a compromised immune system that is a result of excessive alcohol, use of certain medications and/or the presence of disease, insurance companies are suddenly going to take a great interest in the fact that you have been prescribed Acyclovir.
Of the fact that you’ve been prescribed this medication, rather because you are suffering from some other “type” of pre-existing medical condition which is requiring the need for Acyclovir. This is why, if it appears that your need for Acyclovir seems to be related to some other “type” of medical condition, that “condition” will typically be the determinant factor on whether or not you’ll be able to qualify for a traditional term or whole life insurance policy.
Which bring us to our next topic which is…
What rate (or price) can I qualify for?
In our experiences here at IBUSA what we have found is that provided you’re not currently experiencing an “active” Shingles outbreak, most applicants applying for life insurance while taking Acyclovir can and often will be able to qualify for a Preferred or Preferred Plus rate (provided that they would otherwise be able to qualify for such a rate).
For those who are currently suffering from Shingles, we should point out that once the “outbreak” is resolved, they too can and often will be able to qualify for a Preferred rate as well only in most cases the insurance company may require them to wait until their Shingles is healed/cured prior to approving their application.
Which leaves us…
Only with those who are using Acyclovir as a supplemental medication to help them treat symptoms associated with a compromised immune system. In cases like these, the underlying medical condition which is causing the applicant to suffer from a compromised immune system will take “center stage” during the application process and will most likely be the main determinant with regards to the outcome of their life insurance application.
In some cases…
The cause of the “compromised” immune system may not be a permanent or serious condition (over worked, not enough sleep, sick from the flu, etc…) in which case once resolved, they too may be able to qualify for a Preferred rate. While in other situations where diseases such as cancer or AIDS is causing the problem, qualifying for a traditional term or whole life insurance policy may prove impossible for the time being.
Which brings us to the last topic that we wanted to discuss here today which is…
What can I do to help ensure that I get the “best life insurance” for me?
In our experience here at IBUSA, it really doesn’t matter whether or not you’ve been diagnosed with a serious pre-existing medical condition or your in perfect health, making sure that you choose a great life insurance agent who has access to a ton of different life insurance products is almost always your best bet in being able for find the “best” life insurance policy that you can qualify for.
This is because…
If you have a great agent, he or she is going to be able to not only help guide you towards the best “type” of life insurance policy that is going to meet your needs, he or she will also be able to advise you on “which” life insurance company is going to be the “best” for you.
This latter part is…
Particularly important because sometimes some rather “strange” thing could be what ultimately has the greatest affect on the outcome of your life insurance application. And by “strange” we mean things like your:
- Families medical history,
- Driving record,
- Travel Destinations,
And this is where…
Having a lot of options to chose from can really come in handy because now you don’t have to put all your trust and faith into just one or two different options.
The good news is…
That here at IBUSA, we like to think that we only hire the best and we work very hard and making sure that our agents have dozens of different options to choose from. This way, when it comes time to helping any of our clients, we’re sure to have something that meets their needs. So, what are you waiting for? Give us call today and see what we can do for you!