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Hobbies That make your Life Insurer Squeamish
Things like smoking or having a high risk job will affect your life insurance policy – namely the premiums will be higher in relation to the risk you take. Most people, however, do not think of their hobbies when they take out a policy. What hobbies may make your Life Insurer squeamish? Some activities that you perform as a hobby in your spare time will make your insurance company very nervous. An obvious example; having “skydiving” as a weekend hobby will affect your policy. It will cost you a lot more than someone who doesn’t go skydiving as you have a greater risk of being killed while enjoying this hobby.
Failure to inform your life insurance company of a potentially dangerous hobby could result in the company not paying out in the event of a death while partaking in that hobby,
When it comes to life insurance for smokers most insurance companies in Canada believe that a smoker is someone who has used some form of nicotine product or marijuana within the last 12 months. Included in the definition of nicotine products are cigarettes, pipes, cigars and nicotine gum or patches.
Should you choose to quit smoking during your policy term then there are a number of options that can save you money. It is possible that you could change to the non smoker category and therefore receive lower premiums however if your health has changed since the start of the policy this option may not be available.