Can A Cancer Patient Buy Life Insurance?
Most insurers will not offer a policy to someone who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Depending on your type of cancer, the life insurer may also want to add a surcharge, also called a temporary flat extra. For example, one insurance company sometimes charges temporary flat extras for two to five years, depending on the applicant's cancer and treatment. The good news is that although these extra life insurance premiums can be expensive, they will automatically disappear after a set period of time.
While a dedicated life insurance agent will search cancer insurance companies to find insurers that will sell you a life insurance policy, in some cases you may be better off seeking out a broker who specializes in finding life insurance for people who have a history of cancer.
These brokers will know the specific questions underwriters will ask when considering your application. Many brokers have developed relationships with several insurers, so they know which companies offer the best-priced life insurance policies for cancer survivors. Some brokers have experts who specialize in gathering your medical records and organizing them.
By directing your application to life insurers that will view your application most favorably, these brokers will help you find the most accurate price quotes and the lowest premiums for life insurance.