HIV & INSURANCE COLUMN – EDITION 23 – HIV & HEPATITIS B

“Things Have Changed – Part Seven” … Commentary by Chris Morgan

What if I was declined for Life Insurance cover years ago because of HIV & Hepatitis B?

Over the last two decades the group of people that have been declined for Life Insurance, more than any group of people – have been those living with both HIV and Hepatitis. When HIV Life Insurance came to market in 2009, this was one group that continued to be specifically excluded by the Insurance Industry.

Even to this day I still have no reasonable explanation as to why this is the case – fast forward to September 2022 and I’m able announce that things have changed. Most of my time in lockdown throughout the pandemic, I spent talking to Life Insurers and Re-Insurers in an effort to find an answer to this problem.

We are are now getting Life Insurance terms for people living with HIV and Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, along with a host of other medical conditions. This is great news because even if people have been declined for cover in the past, we can now get Life Insurance terms to protect their mortgages and families.

Case Example, Bessie, Age 56, Nurse … HIV & Hepatitis B

Bessie’s case is very similar to the previous one reported about John, as she had been declined by her bank in the past and had almost given up on getting cover. We are pleased that she decided to try again because this time we were able to find Life Insurance terms for her – protecting her mortgage and family. Things have certainly changed for the better.

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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