Even if one survives a stroke, it does not yet disqualify her or him from obtaining a life insurance plan.
Stroke patients suffer either from anomalies in the way blood vessels supply nutrients to the brain tissue, or from dangerous blood leaks within their brain. Strokes can be slow, which are the cases when small volumes of blood leak into the tissue gradually. As the blood accumulates, it presses the brain tissue in the vicinity. In other cases, strokes can also come in the form of a burst vein which will release large quantities of blood into the cerebral tissue. Another type of stroke comes as the result of arterial embolism or thrombosis. In those cases a congested vein is unable to supply the brain with enough blood and renders it dead.
One way or another, the consequence is the loss of certain capacities in the patient. What is more, a stroke patient (whether or not one with milder or severe impact) is reckoned prone to suffering another stroke or to have impending health problems. Luckily, the patient is in many cases going to continue living his or her life without additional serious health problems, they usually cannot do without partial or constant attention and care from their family or professionals.
Does being a stroke patient change one's insurability? Must you worry?
A stroke has a definite impact on one's chances of obtaining life insurance. Traditional life insurance policies may be suitable depending on the scale of the stroke. In such cases, insurers will require details about the applicant's medical history, but particularly the description of the stroke, the age of the insured when the stroke occurred and any permanent cognitive or physical damage resulting from the stroke, such as difficulties with speaking and any medications applied to recover it.
Any of other related disorders that the applicant may have, namely diabetes or cholesterol, can also have an effect on a person's fitness for one policy or another. When a stroke is accompanied by but an average medical record, the patient will be much less likely to qualify for traditional life insurance policies.
Simplified Issue Non-medical Life Insurance products may be another option for stroke victims. Many simplified issue carriers including Canada Protection Plan and Assumption Life are ready to provide immediate insurance coverage to stroke victims provided they have had the stroke earlier than the span stipulated in the plan application form. This is typically somewhere around 24 or 36 months. It is vital to look at simplified issue alternatives prior to applying for traditional insurance because should the insured be declined from traditional insurance first, they may suddenly lose eligibility for simplified issue insurance.
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