Life Insurance

Underwriting with Andrea #4

Declines got you down?
Underwriting is both an Art and a Science. Here at Financial Brokerage we know that the clients you protect have their own unique histories that often present Underwriting challenges. With so many options available, knowing where to start can be daunting. Let us help you choose the right carrier the first time. Stop Declines before they happen and contact me the next time you’ve “got a guy” that you’re not quite sure where to start with. You might just be surprised at what I’ll find…
Today’s Challenge
Male, 58, non-smoker, Preferred risk in all regards except that he has a previous Opioid addiction. The client is a medical professional and at high risk for relapse due to how readily available these medications can be, therefore, he is currently taking Suboxone as a preventative.
The Resolution
I reached out to approximately 20 different carriers with the knowledge that obtaining coverage would not be an easy task. In the past, we’ve seen instant declines for continued Suboxone use regardless of the situation, duration of use, etc. and up until this week, I’ve had no success in finding coverage with any of our carriers. However, after much research, I was able to find one carrier that is now willing to consider under the conditions that the client has been abstaining from any kind of Opioid for at least 3 years and is taking a low dose of Suboxone, only. I was also able to find a second carrier that indicated Table 4 to 6 may be possible depending upon the case history. Never say never, Underwriting guidelines change every day!