Focus On: Heart Disease
This month, we focus on the #1 cause of death for both men and women in the United States: heart disease. Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, is a collective term for various problems, including heart attack, heart failure, stroke, arrhythmia, high blood pressure, and many more.
According to the American Heart Association, more than 1 in 3 adults have cardiovascular disease, and while scientists and doctors continue to make significant improvements to modern medicine, the statistics on American heart health are still quite dis-“heart”-ening.
- 34% of U.S. adults, or approximately 85.7 million people, are estimated to have high blood pressure (also called hypertension).
- About 790,000 people in the U.S. have heart attacks each year, and of those, about 114,000 will die. Average age at the first heart attack is 65.3 years for males and 71.8 years for females.
- Approximately every 40 seconds, an American will have a heart attack.
- Between 2013 and 2030, medical costs of heart disease are projected to increase by about 100%.
Given how common heart disease is, it is very likely you will have at least one client with a heart problem come to you seeking life insurance coverage. And while the complexity of pre-underwriting such a major medical condition can freeze even the stoutest of hearts, fear not! FPG has created and given you access to the tools you need to not only pinpoint the client’s specific medical concerns, but also discover which carrier will offer the best underwriting class and premiums without asking too many delicate health questions. Our heart-related questionnaires will give us the information we need to get tentative quotes from our carriers so we can recommend who will give your client the best policy based on their needs.
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source: American Heart Assoc., www.heart.org