Long-Term Care Insurance and Catheter Use

by | May 20, 2019 | Health Conditions

Long-term care insurance and catheter use may not seem like they go together. Shopping for a long-term care insurance policy may seem confusing especially if you use a catheter. Getting long-term care insurance with catheter use is possible if you work with a long-term care insurance specialist that will help you shop for a policy. 

Can I qualify for long-term care insurance if I use a catheter?

If you use a catheter you can qualify for long-term care coverage. An independent, long-term care specialist can recommend the perfect policy for you based upon your catheter use.

Which type of long-term care policy should I buy if I have catheter use?

There are four main types of long-term care coverage: traditional long-term care insurance, long-term care partnership programs, life insurance with long-term care riders, and annuities with long-term care riders. The best type of policy for people with catheter use is usually a traditional long-term care policy or a long-term care partnership program. However, everyone’s situation is unique. Click here to try our proprietary “Policy Finder” tool (no phone required). It will give you an instant ranking of the four types of policies based upon your answers to a few short questions.

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Will I pay more for long-term care insurance if I use a catheter?

Every long-term care insurance company is different. Some long-term care insurers may charge applicants 10% more for catheter use. Other insurers may charge applicants up to 25% more for catheter use. That’s why it’s important to work with an long-term care insurance professional who can help you shop around and compare several different policies. 

If I have catheter use will I have to take a physical in order to qualify for long-term care insurance?

Some long-term care insurers do not require a physical if you have catheter use. Most long-term care insurance companies will review your medical records in order to determine if they can insure you. Ask your long-term care insurance specialist what underwriting criteria each company will use before deciding which long-term care insurance policy is best for you.

Can I qualify for long-term care insurance if I’ve already applied for and been denied coverage due to catheter use?

Long-term care insurance specialists have less than 20% of their applicants declined. Insurance “generalists” have about 50% of their long-term care insurance applications declined. With over 25 years of experience, we can pinpoint exactly which company (and which type of policy) you’ll be able to qualify for. We have about an 80% success rate in helping our clients get approved even if they were previously declined.

If you have catheter use, a long-term care insurance specialist will ask you the following questions to determine if you can qualify for a long-term care insurance policy and calculate your premium:

When were you first diagnosed with the need for a catheter?

What prescriptions have you taken in the last year for catheter use?

Have you ever been hospitalized or required an emergency room visit due to catheter use? If so, when?

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