HIV & Insurance Column – Edition 4 – September 2020

“The Generation Game” – Part 4 – “The Distribution of Life Insurance Products” Commentary By Chris Morgan

There are a number of ways a consumers can purchase Life Insurance products that are available in the market place.  Prior to Covid 19 and Corona Virus it had become common for product providers to offer their products directly or via online super markets.

The major disadvantage of buying Life Insurance in these ways is that financial advice is not included at the point of sale. This is particularly important for people living with HIV, because the premiums and terms offered by insurers vary enormously between product providers.

Financial Advice For All !

The latest generation of HIV Life Insurance products have the lowest premiums and best terms available, since the introduction of the products in 2009. However, it is impossible to tell if you are getting the best deal directly from a product provider, without seeking financial advice.

Most Life Insurers make provisions for you to receive financial advice that are built into their products, as it’s something that you are entitled to when buying a product through a financial adviser.  The premiums you will be offered are likely to be exactly the same as those offered to you directly.

Client Case Example, Wasim, Aged  46, Delivery Driver ..

Wasim approached us for Life Insurance because he been trying unsuccessfully to get cover directly with product providers as he is living with HIV. On assessing his medical information further, we found there was no reason for them to have declined him for cover.

Throughout the pandemic we have consistently been arranging Life Insurance for our clients at the best premium rates, when they have been declined for cover elsewhere. Our lead product providers are consistently offering better terms and premiums than product providers directly. 

Declined For Cover? We Can Help !

The current situation with COVID 19 and Corona Virus means that many people living with HIV are being declined by Life Insurance Companies. During this time we have been working hard to put in place products that protect the interests of people living with HIV. 

We believe that everyone should be able to access some form of Life Insurance as a basic human right, to protect their mortgages, debts and families. Keep checking back my new HIV and Insurance column for details of our campaign “Life Insurance For All!”

Who are Unusual Risks?

We are the UK’s leading specialists at placing HIV Life Insurance and HIV Life Assurance. Chris Morgan, our lead financial adviser led a decade long campaign to secure Life Insurance for the HIV Community and has been advising the HIV Community for over over two decades.

He was responsible for the removal of the “Gay Question” from Life Insurance policies in 2005 and was part of the working group that designed and introduced HIV life Insurance products in 2009. More recently, in 2017, Chris has co-written the Industry best practice and consumer guide.

Currently Chris is campaigning for equality with regards to Life Insurance, Income Protection and Critical Illness Cover for the HIV Community. He is a well known advocate, activist and campaigner on Insurance issues, who undertakes regular speaking engagements on HIV Insurance issues.

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You can read more about HIV Life Insurance & HIV Life Assurance Here at our useful guide …

You can read more about HIV Income Protection & HIV Critical Illness Cover here at our useful guide …

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Chris Morgan is a fully qualified Financial Adviser and has been writing on HIV Insurance and HIV Finance issues for over 20 years. His column has previously been resident for publications such as Baseline Magazinand Pink Paper.

For more information about HIV Insurance and Finance matters he may be contacted at Unusual Risks Mortgage & Insurance Services by phone 0845 474 3075.  Email: Enquiries@unusualrisks.co.uk Web: www.unusualrisks.co.uk Blog: www.unusual-risks.co.uk

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