‘No Medical’ Doesn’t Always Mean No Questions

Many insurance buyers don’t understand the meaning of no medical exam life insurance. They assume that since there are no medical tests anyone can qualify, which isn’t necessarily the case. Unfortunately, only some no medical plans have this perk. This is because No medical life insurance plans are generally broken down into two categories:

Simplified Issue Life Insurance – No medical tests and three to twelve health questions.

Guaranteed Issue or Guaranteed Acceptance Life Insurance – No medical tests and no health questions.

Simplified Issue No Medical Exam Life insurance plans generally offer lower premiums than Guaranteed Issue No Medical Life Insurance plans, as well as higher face amounts and discounts to non-smokers.

Many simplified issue plans also offer coverage from day one, while guaranteed issue plans have a two-year waiting period on all deaths which are not the result of an accident. The consequence of this are if the insured were to pass away in the first two policy years, the death benefit would be limited to a return-of-premium plus interest. Another difference is that most guaranteed issue plans are sold directly by the carrier, but most simplified issue plans are distributed via the broker network.

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2 comments on “‘No Medical’ Doesn’t Always Mean No Questions
  1. Ted says:

    It’s a ggod point not a lot of brokers and even fewer consumers understand this.

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