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Life Insurance and Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric surgery includes a variety of procedures for people who are unable to achieve satisfactory weight loss through diet and exercise alone.

The surgery reduces the stomach size making you feel fuller after small amounts of food.

Generally, the insurers postpone offering cover until 6 months after surgery.

Getting Life Insurance with an Eating Disorder

You can get life insurance if you've suffered from an eating disorder like anorexia or bulimia in the past.

If you're currently experiencing symptoms, the insurer will make a decision based on your medical report.

We can help you find the most sympathetic insurer for your condition.

Payout or Bust: Can Irish Life Insurers Really be Trusted?

We very recently ran a survey about Life Insurance and one thing came to light that I want to tackle: a lot of people don’t trust the insurers to pay out.

And I get it: insurers can be tricky fellas, with watertight terms and conditions, complicated underwriting and confusing jargon. We all know someone who made a health claim that fell through or whose car insurance is sky high.

But here’s the thing: Life Insurance is a little different. Read my blog for more.

Life Insurance with Asthma


Most people take it for granted.

But for some people with asthma, like our friend Dean, every breath in and out can be a struggle.

Fortunately, we got cover for Dean but we had to tread carefully because some insurers wanted to go to town on his premium.

Serious Illness Cover – The Ultimate Guide

Here’s the number one thing you need to know about Life Insurance: it isn’t actually for you; it’s to prevent a financial crisis for those you leave behind.

However, if you want to protect yourself then Serious Illness Cover is what you need.

Also known as Serious Illness Cover or Critical Illness Cover, Specified Serious Illness Cover pays you cash money if you get a serious illness. Get everything you need to know here.

Cancer Cover is Possible (even if you can’t get serious illness cover)

She walked slowly into the room and looked John straight in the eye.

“I’m sorry, but I have bad news…”

John heard the word “cancer” then his own thoughts drowned out the words tumbling from his doctor’s mouth.

Getting Life Insurance with Multiple Sclerosis

You may have scared the life out of yourself if you have been googling life insurance and MS.

Don't worry, it's not too difficult to get cover.

In this article, we go through what you need to know before you apply.

Non-Resident Life Insurance – Getting an Irish mortgage but living abroad

Most life insurance companies will turn their back on you if you're a non-resident.

You're dead to them.

Apart from one.

Cheap Life Insurance | 5 Simple Tips

The easiest way to get cheap life insurance or mortgage protection is by shopping around online.

You could, of course, call into your local broker, but that would mean a lot of faffing about only to find he or she might not offer discounted life insurance premiums.

However, most online brokers will give you a discount on the standard price to win your business - it's a dog eat dog online market 🐶

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