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Life Insurance for the Overweight Ankeny IA

Along with age, medical history and lifestyle, life insurance companies take your "build" into consideration on your application. "Build" is your weight relative to your height. Life insurers use standard tables that combine weight and height in a chart to help determine what kind of risk you pose.

Mr. Gene Mock (RFC®), CEP, CSA
(515) 270-9736
12345 University Ave Ste 319
Clive, IA
Company
Retirement Benefit Administrators
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 30
Membership
IARFC, NICEP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Asset Protection

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Dirk M. Dixon (RFC®), EA
(515) 285-5546
8033 University Blvd
Clive, IA
Company
Baker & Associates, LLP
Qualifications
Education: Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Grand View College 1997.
Years of Experience: 15
Membership
IARFC, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Executive Compensation Planning, personal Coach, Retirement Planning, Tax Planning, Tax Returns, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Business Coach, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
T. Scott Nevitt
2928 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Company
Title: President/Trusted Advisor
Company: CORE Asset Management
Type
Investment Advisor Rep: Yes
Years Experience
Years Experience: 10
Service
Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning,Real Estate Investment Planning,Annuity Ideas & Strategy Planning,Planning For Personal Finances & Budgeting,Retirement Income Accumulation Planning,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Disability Insurance,Annuities,Alternative Asset Class Planning,Investment Consulting & Allocation Design,Insurance & Risk Management Planning,Retirement Income Distribution Planning,Education Funding & Financial Aid Planning,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Inv

Data Provided by:
Mr. Gene Mock (RFC®), CEP, CSA
(515) 270-9736
12345 University Ave Ste 319
Clive, IA
Company
Retirement Benefit Administrators
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 30
Membership
IARFC, NICEP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Mortgage Loans, Annuities, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Asset Protection

Data Provided by:
Bill Elson
3705 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Company
Company: Spectrum Financial Services
Service
Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Fee Only Portfolio Management,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Wealth Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning

Data Provided by:
Bill Elson
3705 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA
Company
Company: Spectrum Financial Services
Service
Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Fee Only Portfolio Management,Pension for Highly Compensated Owners,Stock Market Alternative,Wealth Management,Medicaid,Life Insurance,Investment & Portfolio Management,Long-Term Health Care Planning,Business Succession & Liquidation Planning,Estate Tax Planning,Asset Protection Strategies & Planning,Individual Income Tax Planning,Wealth Engineering,IRA, 401k, Roth IRA, QDRO Rollovers,CD Alternative,Medicare Planning,Health Care Insurance,Retirement Planning

Data Provided by:
Mr. R. John Badger (RFC®), CFP, CHFC, CLU
(515) 224-0596
936 8th Street
West Des Moines, IA
Company
Chartered Financial Services, Ltd.
Qualifications
Education: BS, MS other professional designations
Years of Experience: 37
Membership
IARFC, MDRT, FPA, NAIFA
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Group Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Charitable Foundations, BuySell, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
The Bryton Companies
(515) 226-7605
4902 University
West Des Moines, IA
Alternate Phone Number
515 226-7605
Services
Life Settlement Broker, Viatical Broker

Mr. Kenneth E. Lawson (RFC®), CHFC, CLU, LUTCF
(563) 359-1688
2435 Kimberly Rd Ste 300S
Bettendorf, IA
Company
Client 1st Wealth Management, Inc.
Qualifications
Years of Experience: 44
Membership
IARFC, SFSP
Services
Invoice, Estate Planning, Business Planning, Portfolio Management, Pension Planning, Retirement Planning, Medicaid Planning, Tax Planning, Employee Benefits, Stocks and Bonds, Mutual Funds, CD Banking, Annuities, Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Medical Insurance, Charitable Planning, Education Plan, Healthcare Accounts, Asset Protection, BuySell, Compensation Plans

Data Provided by:
Clark Grinde
1028 Lafayette Avenue
Story City, IA
Company
Title: President, Financial Advisor
Company: CG Financial Consulting, LLC
Education
Iowa State University, BA
College for Financial Planning, CRPS [Chartered Retirement Plans Specialist]
Years Experience
Years Experience: 14
Service
Life Insurance,Hourly Financial Planning Engagements,Investment & Portfolio Management,Retirement Planning,Fee-Only Comprehensive Financial Planning

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Life Insurance for the Overweight

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Life Insurance For the Overweight

Are you overweight? Are you otherwise healthy? You still might have a hard time buying life insurance. Even if you're not obese, there are some cases in which you'll have to pay more for life insurance.

In most instances, the heavier you are, the more you'll pay.

Along with age, medical history and lifestyle, life insurance companies take your "build" into consideration on your application. "Build" is your weight relative to your height. Life insurers use standard tables that combine weight and height in a chart to help determine what kind of risk you pose.

The more you weigh in relation to your height, the more potential you have for health problems. That's what the statistics say. Insurers will combine their unique claims history with those statistics to come up with their risk factor for you as a client.

The ideal life insurance customer is someone who is expected to live a long, healthy life. That means that the risk you pose to the insurer is low. Statistics consistently show overweight people pose increased insurance risks, because they are likely to develop health problems as they grow older.

At the same time, the average American waistline is getting bigger. Obesity is considered a silent epidemic. Weight related diseases like diabetes are also increasing at very high rates. Increases are evident regardless of sex, age, race and educational status. Since diabetes increases your risk of an earlier death, an overweight person poses a higher risk to insurers.

If you're just a little overweight, say about 10 pounds, you might see no difference in the life insurance rates you are quoted compared to a friend who is 10 pounds lighter and the same height. However, if you're severely overweight, you'd better budget more money for life insurance. Obesity is clinically diagnosed when you are 20 % or more over your ideal weight. At this level, your insurance rates will likely be increased.

A person can be denied life insurance at some companies if the person is morbidly obese even if that person does not have any other health problems. This is definitely something to keep in mind.

Many insurers will charge a hefty premium if you are 30 or more pounds overweight. This is especially true if other health conditions are also present. For that matter, even if you are just moderately overweight, life insurance could still cost more. People who are slightly overweight can be disqualified for a "preferred rate," which is a lower premium that rewards people who are healthy. For example, a person who is 20 to 30 pounds overweight and does not have high blood pressure or diabetes might get a normal rate, but they won't see the preferred rate.

What if you have actually been rejected because of your weight? Well, there are companies who specialize in insuring people with health problems, but you will have to expect to pay more and also get less death benefit. One way some companies insure obese p...

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