A joint statement from BMA and Association for British Insurers and guidance on reviewing your arrangements for life insurance and income protection during the pandemic.
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Thursday 7 January 2021
posted by Tapestry
Check with your insurer before you have the vaccine. It's reported that some or all life insurance won't pay out for COVID vaccine related deaths, as the 'vaccine' is experimental. If this is too big a risk for your insurers, should you be taking it?
Even having had a COVID test could mean you are no longer eligible for insurance. You need to do some careful research, contact your insurers, before getting vaccinated or tested.
You could read between the lines of the following from ABI –
Can I still buy life insurance?
Many insurers are still accepting life insurance applications and some have now included a coronavirus related question (see below for expected questions). Some insurers are delaying applications if you are currently testing positive for coronavirus and need to provide medical evidence, but this does not mean you cannot apply again in the future.
What questions should I expect to be asked on coronavirus when applying for life insurance?
Life insurance companies have developed specific questions to assess the risk around coronavirus for new applications. This is simply to make sure that they have the full picture when they assess your health and medical circumstances.