Posted By mommydee on January 07, 1999 at 00:37:03:
I understand that PVCs are an aggravation, but are benign and absolutely no reason to get stressed over. Ever since realizing that this type of arrhythmia was not dangerous and absolutely did NOT shorten life span, I have had a question. Why do insurance companies routinely deny life insurance for people that have PVCs.... If the decision to insure someone is based on actuary tables, and if there is absolutely no reduction of life expectancy in a person with PVCs, how can they get away with denying insurance, or with providing only rated insurance with a significantly higher premium, solely because a person experiences PVC arrhythmia? I have been denied insurance a couple of times, based on this diagnosis, and once was sold a whole life policy, but rated with premiums twice as high (got rid of that policy!). Fortunately, now that I work and am part of a group plan, I was able to get life insurance only because they couldn't deny me since I was part of this group....this life insurance is a negotiated
benefit....I did try at one point to add a rider for hospitalizations, but was denied that as well due to the previous history. What is the deal?
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