As a life insurance agent, I often have to tell clients they have some medical issue that we found in the life insurance exam and they were not aware of it. Many times people have conditions that they are unaware of that we detect for the first time.
Often referred to as 'the silent killer', high blood pressure affects 40% of adults over age 25. Today is World Health Day, sponsored by the World Health Organization, and this year's theme is High Blood Pressure.
For millions of americans, untreated and uncontrolled high blood pressure will cause heart attacks, strokes, chronic heart and kidney disease - and ALL of it is preventable. Despite high blood pressure being a very treatable condition to control, it has grown from affecting 600 Million people globally in 1980, to 1 Billion people today. Here are some things you can do to spread awareness and possibly help save the lives of loved ones.
If you are looking to get a life insurance with high blood pressure, this blog post will discuss what your options are for getting approved for life insurance. I will also discuss what type of health rating you can expect to get. Before discussing the type of health rating you can expect to get, I will provide a brief overview of the health ratings that insurance companies issue. This will provide a better understanding of how life insurance companies rate individuals for life insurance.
Life insurance companies break up guidelines for blood pressure based on age. What that means is that they will generally allow for a bit higher reading the older you are, and still allow you to qualify for the best life insurance rates.
If you are under 50 and want to qualify for the best rates you can have a blood pressure up to 135/80.
At over age 65, life insurance companies will give you a bit more leeway, and you can qualify for the best rates with a blood pressure of 145/90.
Here are some others:
The key to having your high blood pressure not affect the price of your life insurance policy is having your blood pressure well controlled with treatment – typically medication.
Life Insurance companies like to see that your blood pressure reading has been stable over the past year,and that you are also controlling your high blood pressure with medication. Some life insurance companies will restrict you from getting the best rates for life insurance if you are taking medication.
If you do have high blood pressure and are looking to get life insurance quotes, fill out our quote form below or on our homepage and we can help you get affordable life insurance rates for life insurance with high blood pressure.
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