Rheumatoid Arthritis and Life Insurance Policies

By | June 1, 2010

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Have you ever wondered if you have RA or Rheumatoid Arthritis if it were possible for you to actually get a term life insurance or other type of life policy?  The short answer is maybe “it depends” on a couple of key issues.  First, what medications you are taking to control the disease, how long you have been diagnosed and if it limits your function-ability.  Find out more from our article below and request your free term life insurance quote.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Life Insurance

Can you still find and qualify for Life Insurance even if you have Rheumatoid Arthritis? The answer is yes you can but it depends… Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA for short is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect the connective tissues in your joints all over your body.  It typically manifests itself in people over age 30 to 50 but can be diagnosed at any age.  Women are more acceptable to the disease more than men as well.

How do you know if you have RA, symptoms may include:

  • Stiffness in the morning
    Multiple joint arthritis i.e.-both hands or feet
    Rheumatoid Nodules – nodules under the skin
    Positive blood tests or Rheumatoid Factors from blood screens
    X-rays of the joints, can also detect RA

Hopefully you have found this information useful and it can help you in your search for quality affordable term life coverage.  As always please feel free to send us a note with any questions.

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