We know it can be frustrating searching for a life insurance policy with a history of Bariatric Surgery.The good news is there is hope. In fact, tough life insurance cases are our specialty at High Risk Life Insurance Agency.
Our 2 Minute Promise
Stick with us for two minutes, and you’ll have two important questions answered:
1. Can you qualify for life insurance with Bariatric Surgery? And if so…
2. How much will it cost?
Can I Qualify for Life Insurance if I have Bariatric Surgery?
But you won’t be able to get this rating through your auto insurance company.
Best Case – The best case for Bariatric Surgery would be one without mild complications such as diarrhea after eating, infection or presence of bloating within the patient admission to the hospital or the period of at least six months. Another best case would be prompt recovery from such complications within the hospital confinement. These cases are usually rated at “Mild Substandard” Click here for quote at “Mild Substandard”.
Moderate Case – Those with moderate complications such as leaks on the post-operative site, dumping syndrome or development of secondary illnesses like hyperparathyroidism may still qualify for a “Medium Substandard” rating as long as the symptom are controlled and managed. Click here for a quote at “Medium Substandard”.
If you’re unsure which of the above health classes to quote yourself at (Mild Substandard or Medium Substandard), please see the questions below:
How many years ago was the Bariatric Surgery done?
Bariatric Surgery done earlier than six months may have to wait at a later time before a rating can be given. Cases done for more than two years and with no record of moderate to severe complications may qualify for a “Mild Substandard”.
Have you experienced any symptoms within the last six months?
Symptoms of diarrhea after eating or bloating may be complications that need immediate attention. These cases are usually given a “Mild Substandard” rating if managed successfully. Other symptoms such as dumping syndrome or leaks may result to moderate to severe complications. The best rating these cases may get is at “Medium Substandard”.
Are you taking medications now and for what symptoms?
The need for medications even for simple symptoms of infection may mask a more serious complication that may need further evaluation.
Do you have regular check-ups with your surgeon?
Regular visit to your surgeon will establish your medical and surgical record and will be used to determine the most appropriate rating.
Have you had any relevant diagnostic tests in the past six months?
Recent diagnostic tests such as X-ray or ultrasound will show if the stomach pouch or bypass is in excellent condition. Weight loss accomplishment will also prove the success rate of the surgery.
You may also like this article about ‘Weight Loss’
Using the Instant Life Insurance Quote form on the right, select the rating class that best suits you based on your answers to the questions above, as well as complete the amount and type of coverage needed.
An estimate will appear on the next page.
If we can help you with a quote or to apply for coverage, call us at 877-443-9467.
Overview of Bariatric Surgery
Bariatric Surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy or biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch is a weight-loss surgery. The objective is to reduce the stomach size to limit food intake and, therefore, aid in weight reduction.
The procedure involves the removal of a portion of the stomach, resection of a small stomach pouch (gastric bypass surgery) or through the insertion of a gastric band to significantly decrease the food intake.
Common complications of Bariatric Surgery include dumping syndrome, bloating, leaks at the post-operative site, diarrhea after meals, infection, incisional hernia, and in severe cases metabolic bone disease or secondary hyperparathyroidism.
For more articles related to the digestive system CLICK HERE