A simple medical examination may be a necessary procedure when signing up for certain insurance schemes. Depending on the level of insurance planned on purchase, as well as the type of insurance company, the kinds of medical examinations may vary. Some may ask only for blood pressure, height, weight and other basic details from a General Practitioner. Some may need more details and would require a urine test, blood test etc. Certain policies may need you to go through an EKG and a stress test for a more complete medical picture.
When the premiums are reviewable, these insurance agencies usually calculate your premium amounts based on your life expectancy. For those people who they expect to live a long life due to good health and living habits, premiums are offered at a lower rate since it is expected that they will be paying out their premiums for a longer period of time. However, for those who prove to be suffering from ill health or have bad lifestyles and living habits, they will usually pay higher premiums. This is where the medical examination comes in.
For those who are looking at taking out higher insurance policies, they may not need to worry about going through a medical examination. Most of the expensive policies which usually have a cover of over £500,000 may allow you to automatically sign up and may not make it compulsory for the person to undergo a medical test.
Insurance schemes can be guaranteed or reviewable. If you have a guaranteed premium, the insurance agencies do not ask any questions about your health and no tests are required. You are simply supposed to pay a fixed amount of insurance premium.
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