Am I Qualified to receive Life Insurance Plan?

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Life insurance is a vital investment, especially if you have a family who relies on your income. It is used as income replacement, college-funding for your kids and also assets protection.

As we are not able to see into the future, we don't consider life insurance a vital purchase during our youth. Sometimes love, marriage and youngsters can take us by surprise, and we find ourselves with a household relaying on our monthly salary. Being alive is now more important than ever and since death, sometimes, can also be a bit of a surprise we find ourselves in need of life coverage.

Obtaining a policy when you are old or perhaps with health problems is a little more difficult however you should not give up on life insurance, until you have tried all the possible options.

You should know how an insurance agency determines whether you are eligible for coverage. The process is called underwriting and it varies from company to company, yet it maintains some basic aspects. Mainly your health condition and age definitely will count in determining you eligibility. The insurance agency will also be interested in other aspects of your life like:

• age of the insured

• height/weight

• gender

• if a smoker or not

• income

• dangerous hobbies and activities

• the amount of coverage applied for

• relationship status (single/married)

In most underwriting processes a form of medical examination is required from your doctor. If the applicant is suffering from a disability or terminal illness the agency may ask that the potential insured to be examined by a specific doctor. Remember that some terminal diseases don't affect your life expectancy and there are various examples of individuals suffering from asthma, cancer, heart diseases that benefit from life coverage!

When every piece of information has been gathered, the agency will place you in a risk group. Applicants usually split into two main categories: those who are expected to outlive the policy's availability period and those that aren't expected to do that. The applicants from the second group may be granted coverage, but at higher premiums, if the company believes that they will live long enough to give a profit for the insurer.

If you're searching for low cost life insurance quotes, it is recommended to search around, as companies have various requirements: some are more conservative, while others tend to take higher risks. Getting an insurance policy is definitely a challenging job, however if you have patience, you will be rewarded!

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