HIV & INSURANCE COLUMN – EDITION 19 – HIV & HEPATITIS LIFE INSURANCE

Things Have Changed – Part Three” … Commentary by Chris Morgan

What can I do if I’m Living With HIV and have been declined for Life Insurance before?

Throughout my career I have met literally hundreds of people living with HIV, who have been declined for Life Insurance by either their High Street Bank or a Life Insurance Company. Currently we are aware that a minimum of 56% of applications are being declined, many without any reasonable explanations given to applicants.

We actually believe that the overall figure is more likely to be 70% at this moment in time, which means I’m meeting many people who have been affected by decisions like these every week. The most important part of my job is to relieve any stress and anxiety this may have caused for my client and then represent them in successfully finding Life Insurance cover.

Unusual Risks have been working extremely hard following the pandemic to create new opportunities for all people living with HIV, who may have been declined for cover in the past. We have a very high success rate of finding cover for people who have been declined for cover elsewhere.

Case Example, David, Age 38, Software Developer … HIV & Hepatitis B

David approached us for Life Insurance after being declined by his High Street Bank and also a major Life Insurance Company. The reason they rejected his application was because he had a historic diagnosis of Hepatitis B on his medical record. We were able to assist David and introduced him to a more “friendly insurer”.

Even if you were declined for cover by an insurer in the past this does not mean that your are uninsurable forever. We are now able to insurer people with HIV who have also been diagnosed in the past with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Tuberculosis, Pneumonia, STIs, Syphilis, Anemia and many other medical conditions.

If You Have Been Declined For Cover By Your Bank or Financial Adviser ? Things have changed and we can help !

Following the pandemic we have been more determined than ever to make sure that everyone is able to access some form of Life Insurance. We believe it is a basic human right for people, to protect their mortgages, debts and families.

We have encountered many people who have been adversely affected by the decisions of Life Insurance companies. We believe more than ever in “Life Insurance for All” and are able to guarantee access to some form of Life Insurance for everyone aged between 18-64.

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 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 …

HIV Insurance – Part 1 – The Unusual Risks Guide to HIV Life Insurance, HIV Life Assurance, HIV Mortgage Life Insurance, HIV Whole of Life Assurance

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

HIV Insurance – Part 2 – The Unusual Risks Guide to HIV Income Protection & HIV Critical Illness Cover.

You get to know your adviser by reading Chris Morgan’s full career biography here ...

You get to know your adviser by reading Chris Morgan’s full career biography here ...

Adviser Career Biography – Chris Morgan

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 & Hepatitis 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 

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