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

What to do if your declined for Life Insurance and your insurer does not explain their decision?

Many people will be aware that I’ve been consulting with the Life Insurance Industry regarding HIV related matters since 2005. During this last 17 years, I’ve witnessed literally thousands of applications for Life Insurance that have been declined, postponed or accepted with amended terms.

For most of these applications the insurers gave no reasons to the applicant for their actions and decisions and in so many of these cases they caused the applicant stress, anxiety and even depression. This was particularly the case for those people who were taking out mortgages, or were trying to protect their families and loved ones.

For the last two decades I have been leading a campaign to achieve Equality for people living with HIV when they apply for Life Insurance. I’m aware that 56% of people living with HIV, who apply directly for their Life Insurance through Banks, Building Society’s or Mainstream financial advisers, are still declined without any reasonable explanation.

Case Example, Adelaide, Age 49, Healthcare Professional … HIV & Co-Risk Medical Conditions

Before meeting myself Adelaide had no idea why she had been declined for Life Insurance, as the insurer had not communicated their exact reasons. We were able to help her find out the reasons and then appeal and challenge their decision – we have a very good track record of securing Life Insurance for people who have been declined elsewhere.

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 Co-Risk 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 and we are able to help you to find out the reasons for this and to then approach insurers with whom we have a strong reputation and good relationships.

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: Web: 

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