We’ll often get calls from folks who are taking Nexium (esomeprazole) and are wondering if its use will have an effect on their life insurance application and the truth is that in the vast majority of cases where the Nexium is simply being used to treat routine heart burn or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) its use isn’t going to play a significant role in the outcome of your life insurance application.
In fact, you should still have a great opportunity to qualify for a Preferred or Preferred Plus rate class!
The problem is…
Nexium doesn’t always just treat folks who have mild cases of heart burn or GERD. You see, Nexium belongs to a group of drugs called proton pump inhibitors that are used to treat symptoms of heart burn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), as well as being used to promote the healing of erosive esophagitis and prevent gastric ulcers caused by infection with helicobacter pylori in addition to treating more serious conditions such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.
So whatcha got?
For those that are simply using their Nexium to treat the occasional bouts with routine heartburn, what your generally going to find is that you Nexium prescription isn’t going to play a role in the outcome of your life insurance application, so don’t be surprised if your life insurance agent doesn’t spend much time talking about it, it’s simply not going to be an issue.
Now when it comes to finding coverage for folks who have been diagnosed with an ulcer, the type and severity of the ulcer that we’re talking about will certainly come into play.
Can someone with ulcers get approved for life insurance?
Absolutely, however insurance companies will want to know:
- What medications you’re currently using to treat your ulcers?
- When you were first diagnosed?
- Do you have any gastrointestinal bleeding?
- And finally what is the current state of the ulcer? Healing? Staying the same? Or worsening?
The answers to these questions will ultimately decide whether or not the insurance company will be willing to extend an offer of coverage to you and at what rate.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as chronic heartburn that ultimately causes enough damage to the lining of your esophagus to “earn” its own diagnosis beyond that of occasional heartburn.
For folks suffering from GERD, it’s still quite possible to qualify for a Preferred or Preferred Plus rate class, you’ll just need to demonstrate that your current medication is working well to minimize any damage to the esophagus.
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome is another medical condition caused by the over production of gastric acid. However, in this case, the over production of gastric acid is due to hyperplasia or tumors of the islets cells in the pancreas.
For folks currently suffering from Zolleinger-Ellison Syndrome, we would recommend that you consider buying a final expense whole life policy where there is no health questions or medical exam required.
Did we confuse you?
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