HEART DISEASE LIFE INSURANCE
This is one of the impairments that has suffered from urban myths that would lead one to believe that there is no chance of life insurance after a cardiac event (MI, bypass surgery or angioplasty), or even in the best cases no chance of life insurance approval for at least 5 years.
In most cases the only thing you will be waiting for to apply for life insurance is your first cardiac workup, usually an imaged stress test, after the event and treatment. The reason for that waiting period is simply to have confirmation that the procedure worked as planned and to give the life insurance underwriter a look at how much, if any, damage was done to your heart and how it has recovered. Most cardiologists want this type of follow up about six months post treatment.
Those under age 50 at the time of a cardiac event will be rated higher than those after 50, but this is often offset by the fact that the cost per thousand is lower at younger ages. If a person over 50 has a one vessel angioplasty, moderate blockage with no heart attack and has good follow up, once that first work up is done, they should be able to apply and get standard or better rates. If that same person had a heart attack with severe blockage but minimal damage to the heart, post workup they could be approved at rates 75-100% above standard.
When calling about your situation it is best to have access to all of the information surrounding the event and a narrative summary of your 6 month workup.
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