Tag Archives: Life Insurance Underwriting

Hobbies that may make your Life Insurer Squeamish

Posted on: September 13th, 2013 by Mitch

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 (or their policies when they take up a hobby). However 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,


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Life Insurance … What is the Underwriting Process?

Posted on: July 18th, 2011 by Mitch

The underwriting process generally takes about 4 to 6 weeks however if an attainting physicians report is required this could add several more weeks before obtaining a decision from the insurance carrier.

Life Insurance Underwriting is a process that determines the risk of insuring a person. Underwriting involves looking at the application and evidence provided to determine the risk the insurance carrier takes in insuring this individual. This calculation is translated into the cost of the policy, which means the more risky the individual is to insure, the more the policy will cost.

Factors an insurance underwriter use include a variety of things, such as the applicant’s age, general health, family medical history and any preexisting medical factors they may have.


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