Guaranteed Acceptance = No Medical Question Life Insurance
What you will find most common among the different polices issued as “Guaranteed Issue” are the following attributes-
- No medical exam
- No medical questions – Yes, including someone with terminal cancer, HIV/AIDS, or Alzheimer’s Disease can qualify.
- Reduced Death Benefit for the first 2 to 3 policy years – Accidental deaths do pay out the full face amount.
- Whole life insurance and guaranteed cash value accrual
- You cannot currently be confined to a nursing home or skilled nursing care facility.
How You Can Get a Quote
Sorry that our quote widget on the right does not quote guaranteed issue policies. It is there for convenience of individuals browsing our website that are in fair health or better for their age. I apologize for any lack of sensitivity. No offense intended. You may certainly use it but might consider giving us a call first to clarify ratings if your health isn’t good for your age.
For the fastest service, call us at 800-598-6445. We do our best to provided a fast quote, but high risk cases can take a bit more time to sort out. Getting you a realistic estimate it the goal.
Should I Buy a Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance Policy?
Be sure to understand, a guaranteed issue life insurance policy should be the absolute last resort. It is generally for people with very serious medical conditions.
Understand that most anyone can qualify for it and as a result, it is usually quite expensive compared to traditional life insurance or even no medical exam, graded benefit life insurance that has some basic health questions.
We would recommend you exhaust other options before purchasing. Be sure to strongly consider a prepaid burial if financial resources will allow when age 80 and above. Call us, we can help you sort this out.
Before You Decide Guaranteed Acceptance Life Insurance Is Your Solution, Let’s Be Sure You Can’t Qualify for Something Less Expensive
There is not much sense in getting drastically overcharged, right? A good percentage of people in high risk cases can still qualify for a traditional life insurance policy, simplified issue coverage or graded death benefit policy versus “guaranteed issue” life insurance coverage.
We have insured tough cases with traditional or other no exam, medically underwritten policies plenty of times. Diabetes types I and II or folks with a preexisting medical condition situation… a heart attack history, heart transplants, stroke history, cancer history, rheumatoid arthritis, MS, even applicants well over 300 pounds and the list goes on. These are only examples. These “examples” are much loss costly to own. Health conditions are one of our specialties and we like working for the underdog…to save you money!!
Just for starters… if you can answer all of the following questions with “NO”, then you are a good candidate for a graded benefits policy, and don’t need to be paying the extra cost for guaranteed issue.
1) Have you been diagnosed as having or been treated by a
a. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS Related Complex
b. Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
(ALS), mental retardation or Down’s Syndrome or do you
require the assistance of another person for dressing,
bathing, toileting, or mobility or do you use an oxygen tank?
2) Have you, within the past 2 (two) years:
a. Had a heart attack (myocardial infarction) or stroke
(cerebral vascular accident)?
b. Have you or are you now awaiting an organ or bone marrow transplant
(except as a donor)?
c. been diagnosed with cancer, received or been prescribed
radiation or chemotherapy or have you received or been
d. Been confined to or been advised by a licensed medical
professional to be admitted to, a nursing home, hospice,
extended care or special treatment facility or are you now
e. Used controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines,
barbiturates or hallucinogens except as prescribed
by a physician or been treated for or been advised
by a physician to seek treatment for drug or alcohol use?
f. Been advised by a licensed medical professional that your
life expectancy is less than 24 months?
g. Had more than one DUI (DWI) violation, been convicted of
a felony or are you now on probation?
If you were able to answer “NO” with no sugarcoating to all the questions above, call us at 269-244-3420 to get a graded death benefit quote. You may even qualify for more affordable, permanent coverage with no exam. The best way to find out is to simply give us a call.
If You Answered “Yes” to Any of the Above Questions…
With any “yes,” we now need to consider a guaranteed issue life insurance policy. If you are age 80 or older, we recommend that you consider either self-insuring or a prepaid burial plan with a funeral home instead. The premiums for a guaranteed issue plan taken out at those ages is very, very expensive. Self insured premiums can accumulate in those upper age cases as a separate savings account instead. The value of guaranteed issue coverage at 80 and above is just not there.
Now, if you or a love one have been diagnosed with terminal cancer or HIV/AIDS, this is the type of life insurance for you.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, this is the only type of life insurance available to you.
But what if I’ve been Declined for Life Insurance Already?
If you’ve been declined coverage by multiple insurance companies, you’ve probably found the right type of coverage for you. Whether it is traditional, graded or guaranteed issue life insurance, the health questions above do dictate your overall “health rating.”
Folks, my recommendation is always to apply for the least expensive type of coverage whether available. That is the point of this article. With that said, these are very sound solutions for your needs and have the benefit of no medical exam and the ease of issue to boot.
Just about anyone can qualify.
Be careful of the product, carrier or agent you place your business with. More often than not, we come across people who have bought, were “sold” or did not understand what they were purchasing and the family ended up in a bad situation financially. There are some big name life insurance companies that push guaranteed acceptance coverage on TV. High paid endorsers who are not life insurance experts are employed to divert your attention from the product limitations.
Guaranteed issue coverage is the least affordable type of life insurance. I know you have heard it is “affordable.” Compared to their competition, it usually is not. This is particularly true because so many people are sold overpriced, lower benefit policies. Realize no health questions equals reduced benefits for the first 2-3 years of your coverage. Your beneficiary will not receive anywhere near the death benefit unless you pass away from an accident during this period. Be sure you understand…insurance companies cannot give you full benefits with guaranteed issue as there are no health questions to evaluate your as a risk. Since they cannot assess you accurately as a risk, put a higher premium and limited benefit on the first couple years to negate the risk.
You might consider reading our review of one common television advertiser of guaranteed acceptance life insurance. Yup, we all know them, Colonial Penn. That review is located here. I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised to find out how much there is to be saved by working with a professional who works with all the top carriers and is there to protect your interests. Someone who works for you, shopping your needs to find you the best solution instead of encouraging the most expensive form of coverage.
You may benefit by looking into your real insurance options a little deeper by looking into a final expense life insurance policy. With that said, I would recommend taking a look at this article to gain a little more senior life insurance knowledge and the more affordable options with full benefits upon acceptance.
We are here to help you protect your loved ones and saving you your hard earned money. Please call us at 800-598-6445 for your quote and the coverage details. Any application for coverage can be complete painlessly phone with no hassles when you are ready.