Tag Archives: Life Insurance Underwriting
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,
Life Insurance Underwriting
Life Insurance Underwriting is a process that determines the risk of insuring a person. Therefore, underwriting involves looking at the application and evidence. This provides the information to determine the risk the insurance carrier takes in insuring this individual. Ultimately, this calculation is translated into the cost of the policy. This means the more risky the individual is to insure, the more the policy will cost.
How Long does it take?
The underwriting process generally takes about 4 to 6 weeks. Sometimes, Attending Physicians Report (APS) is required this could add several more weeks. An APS is a report from your doctor summarizing your health history.
How is Life Insurance Evaluated?
Factors an insurance underwriter use include;