I Have Had a Stroke – Can I Get Life Insurance?
This is another common question I hear every week from clients that I meet with, and it is a good question. The answer is yes, you can get insurance, but it is also a little more nuanced.
Most of the large traditional life insurance carriers that I sell for pretty much automatically decline anyone coverage who has had a stroke. This is where a lot of people start and stop. They apply for coverage with one of the big companies, have to go through a medical, get blood and urine work done, only to be told that the insurance company will not give them coverage. Very discouraging!
However, because I am a broker, and sell for many more companies than just the big, traditional life insurance companies, I have a lot of options at my disposal for my clients. Also, since I specialize in non-medical life insurance, I can always find coverage for my clients. Really, the only scenario when I can’t find coverage for my clients is when they are too old (which is usually above 80).
Even when you have a stroke, I have multiple companies that I can offer life insurance coverage to my clients, and at very affordable prices as well. I recently met with a senior client who had had two strokes in the past two months, and she was able to purchase a nice policy, even though she was also on a fixed income. I love my job! 🙂