Can I get Life Insurance with Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?
What is ITP?
Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is a disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding. The bleeding results from unusually low levels of platelets — the cells that help blood clot. Our client had a very low platelet count of 22.
We received an enquiry from a client aged 47 (male) who suffers with ITP and had found our details via a google search. He informed us that he had a decreasing term life insurance policy with a sum assured of approximately £45,000 over a remaining term of 10 years.
His reason for contacting us was to secure new cover as he had recently moved and had a shortfall in cover. He required £140,000 of cover over 15 years to match his new mortgage but was concerned that he may struggle to get a new policy due to his medical issues. From reading our blog he was aware that our expert advisers had experience in helping clients with ITP secure cover.
Our priority in the initial call is to gain a good understanding of our client’s medical history. The client told us that he had applied to various insurance companies directly but his applications had been declined.
When a client has a pre-existing condition, or has suffered a serious illness in the past, the first thing we do is pick up the phone. We speak to Underwriters at many of the UK’s leading Insurance companies. Discussing all of our client’s medical history helps us to identify the best company to apply to. This also means we avoid applying to companies who will end up being too expensive or worse, decline an application. By being upfront and detailed, we are able to obtain the best terms possible for our clients.
Our adviser contacted various Insurance Companies and found one Insurer who was willing to offer indicative terms. Unsurprisingly the Insurance Company wanted a full GP Report (GPR) to allow them to assess the client’s medical history fully. Our Administration Team always chase the GPR on behalf of the client and provide updates to the client on a weekly basis.
Our client was extremely pleased to secure the cover he wanted to protect new mortgage at a cost of £84.23 a month.
Please note that any premiums mentioned are indicative only and based on this specific case study/ example, which is shown for information purposes only. Your own circumstances will determine whether the amount payable is more or less than the figure quoted.
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