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Getting life insurance coverage with HIV is possible, but who is the top company to apply with? Unfortunately, there isn’t a best life insurance company for HIV. The best company for you will depend on your specific health history. Follow our step by step guide below to find which life insurance options are available to you now.
You’ll have 2 options available. Simply choose the the option below that best meets your goals.
Review the qualifying questions below. Qualifying is dependent upon the coverage amount you desire.
Are you looking for up to $50,000 or do you need over $100,000?
If your 1st choice is to apply for $100,000 or more, please read our guide carefully to see if coverage is possible for you.
Securing HIV life insurance coverage and a benefit of $10,000 – $50,000 is quite simple. It’s also a great option for those that can’t qualify for the $100,000 option. A Guaranteed Issue life insurance policy is available for almost everyone.
This policy will have no health questions, so everyone is approved. However, the product availability is not available to all 50 states.
The option to secure $50,000 is is guaranteed if you meet the basic eligibility requirements. If you do meet them, you can’t be denied coverage as there are no medical or qualifying questions.
You must meet the following criteria:
With face amounts of $100,000 or more you will need to qualify for cover in 2 steps.
For $100,000 or more in coverage you will need to qualify and complete these 2 steps:
Please note the following list is not comprehensive, and all applications are subject to complete underwriting. That simply means that these are screening question. You still need to qualify for coverage with a fully underwritten process.
No prior history of:
Remember, you first need to make sure you pass all of the eligibility questions before applying. If you passed all the Option A eligibility questions, then you can proceed with our application.
Click “Get Started” to begin.
Want to learn more about life insurance with a diagnosis of HIV? We’ve put together a comprehensive article that goes over current companies that offer coverage as well as what the carriers will look into before offering coverage.
UPDATE: There are now multiple companies offering HIV life insurance. Please read this article carefully for updated information on carriers that do and do not provide coverage.
When it comes to getting life insurance with HIV, you may have asked some of these questions:
I’m sure you’re heard that it can be difficult to get approved. Or is it?
Well, it turns out, there are some life insurance companies who are understanding that HIV isn’t a health condition that is as risky to insure as it once was.
UPDATE: Prudential has currently suspended the Aequalis program and it is not currently known if it will be returning. The good news is there are now multiple companies in this market which can improve your chances of coverage.
Prudential Financial Inc. is one of the country’s top life insurers.
They are the first major life insurance company to offer this type of policy publicly. This shows that the industry is recognizing that HIV has moved away from a death sentence and into a manageable disease.
There are more than 1.2 million Americans who are currently living with HIV and there are approximately 50,000 people diagnosed with HIV each year.
For decades, HIV has been a condition that has prevented the majority of people from securing decent benefit amounts.
While the life insurance industry regularly covers other conditions and diseases like Heart Disease and Cancer (at a higher cost than healthier people).
In the past, if you had HIV, you would not get approved and would receive a life insurance decline. You would typically purchase a “Guaranteed Issue” policy as that was the only life insurance option.
These small benefit policies limited the majority of those seeking coverage for higher benefit amounts. Those wanting to protect their mortgage, salary, and their family’s future were not able to do so with a single guaranteed issue life insurance benefit policy.
There are now multiple life insurance companies offering coverage for those with HIV. They include:
With multiple life insurance carriers providing coverage it can significantly improve your chance at securing a policy with a much higher death benefit than a Guaranteed Issue policy.
Prudential was one of the few companies that provided life insurance for those with HIV. The type of coverage that Prudential offers will be 10 or 15 year term life policies.
The best part? These policies will also be able to be converted into a permanent policy that can cover your entire life.
Convertible term policies are when you change your 10 or 15 year term policy into a permanent life insurance policy. An example of this would be changing and converting from term life into whole life insurance.
When you apply for life insurance, companies will research your health, lifestyle, and finances. This process is called underwriting and they want to know how much of a risk you are before offering you a life insurance policy.
Not everyone may qualify for these policies however. You may qualify for HIV life insurance policies if you are living with HIV under the following conditions.
Mike McFarland, chief underwriting officer of Prudential Individual Life Insurance, stated
“As medical technology advances, we continuously evaluate and update our underwriting criteria, which has resulted in our ability to offer insurance to people dealing with various medical or chronic conditions.”
He also added that…“With advances in the successful treatment of people with HIV, we are now able to offer this population the opportunity to apply for life insurance- a milestone we see as a significant step in the right direction.”
Prudential was the first major life insurance company to provide term life coverage. They have done the research with medical underwriting data and with HIV life expectancy in order to develop and offer this product.
Now that Prudential has opened the door, it has encouraged other life insurance companies to follow. The life insurance business is very competitive which ultimately helps the consumer.
Often times when one company has a focus or niche on a certain health condition other companies will follow.
Scott Schoettes, HIV Project National Director of Lambda Legal, an organization that works to protect the rights of the LGBT and HIV/AIDS community, stated “Finally, an insurance company has realized that this is the right thing to do and that it is profitable from a business perspective to offer this product to people living with HIV.
Now that there is one company out there doing this, it will encourage others to do the same when they see that there is money to be made in this market.”
The exact costs for this product will be determined after you have gone through the underwriting process. It is not guaranteed that you will qualify for coverage.
However, if you are approved life insurance for HIV – your rates would be comparable to policies that are offered to people with some forms of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
Your term life insurance policy will be table rated with a flat extra charge.
This means that the policies won’t be inexpensive and will cost more than standard term life insurance rates.
Use our “INSTANT LIFE INSURANCE QUOTER” Select 10 or 15 year term & $100,000 or more. Choose “Standard” as your health class rating. Locate the quotes from Prudential, American National, Symetra, Americo & John Hancock and multiply by 200%.
A table rating simply adds approximately 25% to every table above standard. So if your health condition was a Table Rating 1 (or Table A), you would add 25% to the Standard rate.
We’re seeing a Table 8 (or Table H) rating for life insurance with HIV and with a Flat Extra.
The HIV term life options will be a significant upgrade from minimal and basic coverage that typically comes with a Guaranteed Issue policy.
Prudential has been an excellent company for several health conditions, tobacco users and marijuana smokers. For over 80 years, Prudential has underwritten life insurance for prostate cancer and breast cancer survivors. Offering life insurance for people with HIV is the next logical step.
If you are HIV positive and are looking for life insurance, please contact me at 888-411-1329 or complete our contact us form. I look forward to helping you secure your future.
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