Musculoskeletal Conditions & Life Insurance
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In general you should have no concern applying for Life Insurance if you have a musculoskeletal condition, as whilst your condition may be serious it is not usually life threatening. Depending upon your condition and the severity of your illness it may be necessary for the Insurance Provider to speak with your GP. This is a standard process and can be handled fully by our team who will keep you away from any hassle and keep you up to date regularly with your application.
Your condition may result in your Life Insurance application being awarded “special” rates. This could include a premium increase due to the perceived added risk that your condition presents on your general health. Indications of the amount of premium increase you could expect are available within the links below. If you have any additional medical conditions or significant familial history you may find that your policy is declined.
Again you should not be concerned about applying for Critical Illness Insurance with your musculoskeletal condition. Should your condition be on the list of claimable conditions of the Critical Illness policy it will certainly be excluded from your policy. You may also find that any illnesses that are closely linked to your condition are excluded.
Whilst this may make you wonder if there is any point applying for Critical Illness cover please be aware that such policies can include up to 59 conditions. It is unlikely that you will have any conditions excluded but if you do there will still be plenty of others that you are insured for. However, if your medical condition is severe and/or you have other significant medical disclosures you may be declined Critical Illness cover. Please use the links below for further details about applying for Critical Illness cover with you musculoskeletal condition.
Income Protection policies are available for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions and should be a relatively straightforward process, depending upon the severity of your condition and your occupation. Your own condition will almost certainly be excluded from your claims package for an Income Protection policy and your premiums may be loaded too. If you would like long-term Income Protection should you be unable to work due to illness or injury please use our free online quotation system to see what could be available for you.
What is Musculoskeletal Condition
Musculoskeletal conditions can be some of the most difficult illnesses to diagnose and manage due to their inherent nature to affect almost all areas of the body. Musculoskeletal conditions affect muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones, and as such can often be an “invisible” illness that can make it hard for others to understand that something is wrong.
Well known conditions:
Please find further information below on a number of musculoskeletal conditions, each link provides detail on obtaining policies such as Life Insurance, Life and Critical Illness Cover and Income Protection with the chosen condition.
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Back Pain
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
- Hypermobility Syndrome
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Tennis Elbow
Any and all of the above conditions must be disclosed upon Life, Life and Critical Illness or Income Protection policy that you apply for.
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