Critical Illness Cover for Type 2 Diabetes has only become available again in the past several years and is only available through a handful of insurance providers. Some providers will offer Type 2 Diabetes critical illness cover with no medical exclusions and some will offer critical illness cover with some exclusions such as cardiovascular related conditions. Most applications for Type 2 Diabetes critical illness cover will require a medical screening, GP Report or a telephone medical appointment to support your application. Unless your diabetes is very well controlled, and you have great health (i.e. no other medical conditions) then you should expect to pay a higher premium for your Diabetes critical illness cover, moreover providers may exclude some medical conditions from your cover that Type 2 Diabetics are prone to, for example eye problems.
Some reasons why you may be declined critical illness cover with Type 2 Diabetes are:
- Hba1c levels too high (e.g. above 8.0)
- Diabetes complications (e.g. Retinopathy, Neuropathy or Nephropathy)
- High Blood Pressure or High Cholesterol
Currently critical illness cover and Type 2 Diabetes is available to a relatively small percentage of applications where there are no major related issues. Life Insurance providers are constantly developing underwriting criteria and The Insurance Surgery works with a number of major insurance providers to improve products / underwriting, such as for Type 2 Diabetes critical illness cover.