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Life Insurance with Anorexia Nervosa / Bulimia / Low BMI (<18)


Life Insurance is not usually available for those who are suffering from Anorexia Nervosa or Bulimia where your BMI is under 18.

Cover can become available once your BMI has stabilised at or above 18 for six months or more and where the underlying causes are controlled and your prognosis is positive. 

If your condition stabilised some time ago and you BMI is somewhat higher, you may find cover is available from mainstream insurers.

If your condition has started to stabilise and your BMI is improving to 18 or above, Pulse may be able to find you cover. However, availability may be limited and the premiums will be higher until your BMI rises to 21 or above.

We therefore recommend that in the first instance you speak to one of our friendly and expert team on 01280 841430, they will be able to guide you how to proceed. 


Medical Reports

If you have any recent or relevant medical reports, these can enable underwriters to provide a more accurate indication. 
Please send these either to medical.reports@pulse-insurance.co.uk or post them to us.
n.b. Do not worry if you don’t have any medical reports as they are not usually needed to give an indication of cover / cost.
It may be necessary anyway for separate specific medical reports to be sought if you decide to proceed with an application.
If you have any queries, please give a member of the team a call on 01280 841430.

Need help? Call us on: 01280 841430