Cookie Use

Drewberry™ uses cookies to offer you the best experience online. By continuing to use our website you agree to the use of cookies. If you would like to know more about cookies and how to manage them please view our privacycookie policy.

Can I Get Life Insurance With a Family History of Cancer?

I’m in the market for Life Insurance. After doing some research I would like to get some more advice. My family have a history of having cancer – my father passed away in his 60s with it and my uncle has also had it. Would this be covered under my policy?

Question asked by Daniel Reed

Key Information for Those With a Family History of Cancer…

Understandably, a history of cancer in the family can be a concern for many. With large long term commitments, such as a mortgage, Life Insurance can be critical. However, if you do have a family history of cancer all is not lost.

Will the insurers cover cancer?

The insurers vary greatly in how they will deal with cancer in the family. When speaking to your adviser they would need the following information to enable them to source the best insurer for you:

  • Who were the family member(s)
  • What type of cancer was suffered
  • Whether the type of cancer is hereditary
  • The age of diagnosis.

Once the life insurer has the above information they will then be able to make a decision for you which could be anything from no change to the quoted premium to an increase, or even an outright decline in some cases.

Seek advice

Your adviser will be able to walk you through the process and get the best insurer for you – call Drewberry for help today on 02084327333.

Drewberry set up our insurance and were really helpful and made it very easy. I was really pleased at how responsive they are and how friendly and easy they made the whole process. I am delighted to be working with them.

Tara Wavre
13/03/2019
Compare Top 10 UK InsurersTakes approx. 60 seconds

Or call us on 0208 432 7333

Compare Top UK Insurer Quotes Logos
Contact Us
Head Office & Pensions and Investments
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6HL
Personal Insurance & Accounts Payable
Telecom House
125-135 Preston Road
Brighton
BN1 6AF
Drewberry London Office MapDrewberry Brighton Office Map
Our Core Principles
  • 1You Come FirstWe are a client focused business who always aim to put you first.
  • 2We are ExpertsTo provide you with the best advice, we need to know our stuff!
  • 3We are HumanWe are real people with feelings who are here to help you.
  • 4We are ProfessionalProviding a 5-star service requires a professional approach to everything we do.
  • 5We are here to EducateWe don't believe in sales, we are here to educate so you can make informed decisions.