Life Insurance with Gastritis.
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 being diagnosed with Gastritis.
Questions that will be directly addressed will include:
- Can I qualify for life insurance if I have been diagnosed with Gastritis?
- Why do life insurance companies care if I’ve been diagnosed with Gastritis?
- 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’ dive right in!
Can I qualify for life insurance if I have been diagnosed with Gastritis?
Yes, individuals who have been diagnosed with Gastritis can and often will be able to qualify for a traditional term or whole life insurance policy. In fact, they may even be able to qualify for a Preferred rate!
The problem is…
That while Gastritis is often a pre-existing medical condition in and of itself, it can also be a symptom of some other more “serious” pre-existing medical condition which could potentially prevent you from being able to qualify for a traditional term or whole life insurance policy.
For this reason…
Most, if not all of the best life insurance companies are going to want to ask you a series of medical questions about your Gastritis so that they can get a better idea about whether your Gastritis is something that they need to worry about!
Why do life insurance companies care if I’ve been diagnosed with Gastritis?
As a general rule of thumb, most life insurance companies aren’t going to be all that worried about the fact that you’ve been previously diagnosed with Gastritis. After all, just ask anyone who has suffered from Gastritis and they’ll be sure to tell you that it’s not whole lot of fun!
This is why…
Most folks who are diagnosed with Gastritis, do a really good job at treating their condition and minimizing the affects that it has on them on a daily basis!
It’s also why…
Rather than be concerned about the fact that you have been diagnosed with Gastritis, what worries a life insurance company more is “why” have you been diagnosed with Gastritis or “what” is causing you to suffer from Gastritis?
Is it because…
- You’ve been “infected” by the H. pyloric bacteria?
Or is it because you have you have been diagnosed with some other kind of pre-existing medical condition such as:
Or isolated granulomatosis? That’s the real question and why, we want to take just a brief moment and discuss exactly what Gastritis is as well as highlight some of the most common symptoms that a life insurance underwriter will be looking for while he or she makes their decision.
Gastritis is a term used to describe an inflammation of the protective lining of the stomach. Individuals may suffer from Acute Gastritis where by their inflammation “comes on” suddenly or they may suffer from Chronic or Erosive Gastritis.
Is the least common of the third and generally considered the most “serious” due to the fact that it will often cause more damage to the stomach lining and will usually manifest itself with bleeding within the stomach itself.
Common symptoms of Gastritis may include:
- Abdominal pain,
- Abdominal bleeding,
- Burning or “gnawing” feeling in the stomach between meals or while sleeping,
- Nausea or vomiting,
- Loss of appetite,
Gastritis is a condition that can be treated, and in most cases, those suffering from Acute Gastritis will often be able to make a complete recovery with little or no complications. As for those who may suffer from Chronic Gastritis, what you’ll commonly find is that symptoms and the severity of symptoms will vary significantly from one patient to the next which is why it’s important to always seek frequent medical advice when trying to treat this condition.
“Which brings us to an important point that we think we ought to mention.”
If you think you have a medical issue, don’t use the internet to try and diagnose yourself. After all, if you do and your correct, you’re still going to need to see the doctor, and if you’re wrong, the time you spend being your own doctor could really cause great harm to yourself!
Nobody here at IBUSA is medically trained and we’re certainly not doctors. All we ware is a bunch of life insurance agents who just happened to be really good at helping individual find and qualify for the life insurance that they’re looking for. So please don’t mistake any of the medical information that we talk about as medical advice because it’s not!
Trying to “prep” you for what it might be like to apply for a life insurance policy after you have been diagnosed with Gastritis that’s it! Which brings us to our next topic which is…
What kind of information will the insurance companies ask me or be interested in?
Common questions you’ll likely be asked may include:
- When were you first diagnosed with Gastritis?
- Who diagnosed your Gastritis? A general practitioner or a specialist?
- What symptoms led to your diagnosis?
- Have you been diagnosed with a specific “type” of gastritis?
- Do you know what caused or is causing your Gastritis?
- What treatment options have you pursued?
- Have you been diagnosed with any other pre-existing medical conditions?
- Are you currently taking any prescription medications?
- In the past 2 years, have you been admitted to a hospital for any reason?
- Are you currently working now?
- In the past 12 months, have you applied for or received any form of disability benefits?
What rate (or price) can I qualify for?
Now as you can see, there are a lot of factors that can come into play when trying to determine what kind of “rate” you might be able to qualify for after being diagnosed with Gastritis. Which is why, it’s pretty much impossible to know what kind of “rate” you might be able to qualify for without first speaking with you for a few moments.
That said however…
There are a few “assumptions” that we can make about someone who has been diagnosed with Gastritis which will “generally” hold true. For example, if you have been diagnosed with Acute Gastritis which has probably been caused by a H. pyloric bacterial infection, and you don’t suffer from any other pre-existing medical conditions, chances are you may be considered eligible for a Preferred rate.
Or more accurately stated…
You should be considered eligible for whatever rate you would have been able to qualify for PRIOR to being diagnosed with Gastritis.
As for the rest…
Of those who have either been diagnosed with Chronic or Erosive Gastritis, what you’re generally going to find is that the “best” case scenario for you will likely be being able to qualify for a Standard or “Normal” life insurance rate. We should point out however, that locking in a Standard rate will by no means be an “automatic” foregone conclusion, and that a lot of individuals in this situation will probably have to settle for a “high-risk” table rating.
The good news is…
That regardless of your situation, we here at IBUSA can help because we have tons of experience helping folks with all sorts of pre-existing medical conditions like yours and are committed to helping all of our clients find the “best” life insurance policy that they can qualify for. Which brings us to the last topic that we wanted to take a moment and discuss which is…
What can I do to help ensure that I get the “best life insurance” for me?
In our experience here at IBUSA, what we have found that usually the folks who seem to find the “best” life insurance policy for them are those that:
- Take their time reviewing their options.
- Ask a lot of questions.
And seek out those life insurance agents who not only have experience working with individuals who have been diagnosed with a wide variety of pre-existing medical conditions, but also have access to dozens of different life insurance companies so that when it comes time to helping a more “challenging” case, they don’t have to rely on a…
“One size fits all approach!”
The good news is that this is exactly what you’re going to find here at IBUAS so, if you ready to find out what we can do for you, just give us a call and let give us a chance to show you what we can do for you!