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Asperger's Life Insurance

When you apply for Life Insurance and have Asperger's syndrome, the insurers will want to know how much the condition affects your daily life. The insurer will be particularly interested in any treatments you undertake, medications that you use, and whether you have other conditions such as epilepsy or anxiety. For those who have Asperger's syndrome and are in good health with no secondary conditions, Life Insurance can be available at normal terms or with a small premium loading.

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Asperger's Critical Illness Cover

When you apply for Critical Illness Cover and have Asperger's syndrome, you will be asked how the condition presents itself and the severity of your symptoms. The insurers will want to know details about your health in general, any treatments and medication you are taking, and any other medical conditions that you have. You will typically find that Critical Illness Cover for those with Asperger's syndrome will be available at standard terms or with a small premium increase.

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Asperger's Income Protection

Income Protection for those with Asperger's syndrome can be available with some insurance companies. You will need to place your application for Income Protection with an insurer who can consider people with Asperger's syndrome. The insurer will want to know if the Asperger's syndrome has caused you to have any time off work. It is likely that any offer of Income Protection that you are given, will come with an exclusion on the claims set for anything related to the Asperger's syndrome.

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Asperger's Travel Insurance

Are you going on holiday? We work alongside a specialist insurance broker who can arrange travel insurance for you. For more details click here.

Possible Effects on Lifestyle

Some potential problems experienced by individuals who have Asperger's syndrome include:

  • Being misunderstood and appearing to be blunt or rude
  • Feeling that the world is overwhelming
  • Highly focused interests
  • Repetitive behaviour and specific routines

Medications and Treatments

  • Anticonvulsants
  • Counselling
  • Melatonin
  • Methylphenidate
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychosocial treatment
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)

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Summary definition

Asperger's syndrome is an autistic spectrum disorder that results in a person having difficulty communicating, using their imagination and socialising. People with Asperger's syndrome can have highly advanced language skills, but face difficulties in understanding social boundaries of acceptable communication.

Other Services Available

You can apply for any of the following services through ourselves

* Please note that accident and sickness cover will likely exclude pre-existing health conditions.
** These services are placed with our selected partners.

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