Well, no…..or maybe yes……it all really depends. I hope this information has been helpful.
Seriously though, underwriting of Hepatitis C really comes down to a few key factors. First, is the disease in remission and second, how much damage has the liver sustained? Remission, if achieved, usually comes after treatment with interferon.
The goal, the measure of remission, is whether liver functions are normal and a negative viral load has been achieved. While it varies depending on the progression of the hepatitis, generally the treatment and return to normal labs will take two to five years. Once those benchmarks have been achieved it is possible to get standard rates from some companies. Prior to those benchmarks being achieved companies vary between highly rated policies or a decline.
The other factor looked at is the results of liver biopsies. Obviously any serious liver impairment has long term health consequences and each case would have to be reviewed by a medical director to determine the extent of the risk. Again, like the previous variables, if liver damage is relatively minor or non existent, standard rates should be attainable through several companies.
Bottom line. Hep C is not the end of the world for reasonable life insurance rates and the rumor going around that once you have Hep C you are uninsurable is simply unfounded. Seek out an independent agent and have them shop it for you.