If you suffer from asthma and need life Insurance, you are in the right place.
Having a medical condition such as asthma can have a major effect on your ability to take out suitable life cover. Insurers may either turn down your request or quote you a high premium without even determining the severity of your condition.
Our partners specialise in life cover for those with pre-existing conditions that make them a higher risk to insurance companies. They understand asthma from an impaired life insurance underwriting standpoint; know which life insurance providers to work with based on your condition and how to get you the most competitive rates.
How asthma can affect life insurance
Asthma is a chronic condition that affects the lungs and airways, often causing breathing difficulties.
When calculating your insurance risk and relevant insurance rate, insurers will take the following asthma-related factors into account:
- The type of asthma you have – do you suffer from allergic asthma (asthma triggered by an external source such as dust, pollen or mould) or non-allergic asthma (asthma triggered by non allergy- sources such as exercise, cold air, having a cold, etc).
- The severity of your asthma – do you have mild, moderate or severe asthma attacks (the latter is generally underlined by multiple hospitalisations, frequent use of steroids, difficulty in breathing between attacks, etc).
- The frequency of your asthma – how often do you experience an asthma attack? Frequent attacks usually indicate severe asthma.
- Your age – how old were you when first diagnosed with asthma and your current age.
- Medication – are you on any medication for your asthma, and if so, which ones do you take (e.g. oral medications, inhaled bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids, oral or injected steroids, etc).
Note; the life insurance rate you receive will largely depend on how severe your asthma is, the medications you take and how well your condition is controlled.
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Please note this information is for illustration purposes only and we cannot guarantee that a client with asthma will be accepted for life insurance.