Navigation Links
Life Insurance Firms Refusing to Insure Swine Flu Victims says major Canadian insurance broker

Swine Flu victims trying to get life insurance coverage might be out of luck. Major insurers are denying discrimination against Swine Flu victims but when LSM Insurance recently called to get a policy they were denied.

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) October 30, 2009 -- Most major life insurance firms will not cover recent swine flu victims. Since July independent Canadian life insurance broker Lorne S. Marr has been warning people about the danger swine flu represents to life insurance coverage.

While many insurance companies media departments insist that individuals with Swine Flu can obtain life insurance, Mr. Marr says that the reality on the ground is very different.

"They catch you with indirect questions about when the last time was you saw your doctor. You have to give the reason for the visit. And then, it's gotcha time," outlines Marr. "Once they know you've been to see the doctor about Swine Flu, you'll have to wait three months to a year to get coverage." journalist Rob Gerlsbeck wanted to verify Mr. Marr's claims. First he called a major Canadian insurer's press department to ask about such a rule.

"One spokesperson told me I could qualify for a policy even if I had the swine flu right now. To check, I called her company's 1-800 number and asked to take out life insurance. I pretended that I'd recently been released from hospital with a bout with swine flu. After several back and forths with an underwriter, the phone representative said the company wouldn't consider me until two to three months after a doctor said I was cured."

What's the solution to the thorny issue of Swine Flu and life insurance? According to Mr. Marr, get your insurance now before you get sick. "If you get the insurance before the flu, no matter what happens, you are covered. Second, do everything you can to avoid coming down with the flu in the first place."

To that end on his life insurance quote website, Mr. Marr has published the best medical recommendations for reducing your risk of contracting Swine Flu without vaccination.

"Nothing is a sure thing, but there are a number of steps you can take to reduce your risk substantially by killing the germs before they have a chance to take root, including drinking lots of hot tea or coffee and hot salty air treatments every night."

And for someone who already has Swine Flu and needs immediate life insurance coverage?

According to Mr. Marr, there is still No Medical coverage available but the premiums are often double or triple the cost of a normal policy.

"Waiting to buy in this case could be very costly," Mr. Marr warns.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Illinois Takes Decisive Step Towards Health Insurance Reform
2. HCC Medical Insurance Services, LLC Partners with Travel Insured
3. 17,000 Child Deaths Linked to Lack of Insurance
4. Health Partners to Offer Health Insurance Through the Childrens Health Insurance Program
5. Senior Healthcare Consultants and RJR Insurance Services, Inc. Announce 4th Quarter 2009 and 1st Quarter 2010 Sales Management Promotions
6. Medical Liability Monitor Annual Survey of Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates Shows Medical Liability Insurance Market Remains Soft
7. SourceMedical Launches New Tool to Automate Insurance Eligibility Verification for Ambulatory Surgery Centers
8. AUDIO from Medialink and Guardian: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Highlights Need for Critical Illness Insurance
9. Race, Insurance May Affect Testing of Kids in ER
10. The Effects of Health on Wealth: New Study Reveals Individuals Without Health Insurance at Risk for Financial Catastrophe
11. LTC Hotline Offers Competitive Long Term Care Insurance Quotes by Phone and Internet
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Life Insurance Firms Refusing to Insure Swine Flu Victims says major Canadian insurance broker 
(Date:6/27/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... that are fully customizable inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - ... with another unique style. Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... payment industry today announced its strategic partnership with Connance, a healthcare industry ... The two companies’ proven, proprietary technology combine to provide health systems, hospitals ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... , ... June 27, 2016 , ... recently awarded ... Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United States and Canada wear ... a way to both correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even celebrities use ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment center ... Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. This annual ... the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents often refer ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Carolina (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... ... of a new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The ... centuries. , The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016   Bay Area ... Network,s Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness ... and Rehabilitation, MIT Hacking Medicine, University of California, ... today announced the five finalists of Lyme ... disease.  More than 100 scientists, clinicians, researchers, entrepreneurs, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable sleep ... a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management ... on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet ... agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added to ... its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity ... an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer ... of our progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: