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Life insurance for Crohn’s disease

Pete Mugleston, mortgage & insurance advisor
Pete is one of the experienced insurance specialists

There are currently approx. 60,000 known sufferers of Crohn’s disease in the UK, many of whom will have problems when applying for insurance because of the increased risk to the insurer. Diagnosis is most common for people under 40, so can effect a number of first time buyers looking to protect their mortgages. Thankfully it’s possible to obtain life cover when:

  • Diagnosed within last 12 months
  • Diagnosed over 12 months ago
  • Insurance with additional complications 
The important thing to remember is that every insurer is different. Sadly many applicants struggle because they approach the wrong insurers that would either decline or heavily load the monthly costs. Thankfully, there are insurers that understand Chron’s disease and underwrite applications with a lot more flexibility.

Below we explain the impact Crohn’s disease can have on life insurance applications, to give you an idea of what is possible.



Crohn’s disease is a condition that causes inflammation to the lining of the digestive system, most commonly in the small or large intestine. Symptoms can be acute pain, diarrhoea, and nausea. Many also experience weight loss and can develop issues with aching joints, liver disease, skin conditions, and even eye disorders.

How to apply for life insurance with Crohn’s disease

Make an enquiry! Your advisor will be able to handle the application for you from start to finish, and will ask you all the relevant questions insurers will need to know. Of course, the condition must be declared on the application form, prompting further information for the underwriters to be able to make an informed decision regarding the level of cover they are prepared to offer you. Typically instant decisions can be granted for those who have well managed symptoms, however if there any complications or further related illnesses then they may need to know the following:

  • Date of diagnosis
  • Type of medication/treatment used (if any)
  • If there are any other related illnesses / implications on the liver, joints, or eyes
  • If there have been any major symptoms requiring hospital treatment
  • If there has been any change to medication recently
  • If you are awaiting any results/check-ups/tests/operations etc.


How much is life insurance for Crohn’s disease?

Chron's disease life cover prices



Crohn’s disease sufferers who are likely to be declined the cover

  • Anyone with a BMI under 17
  • Anyone who has had Crohn’s disease effect their liver
  • Anyone who has had Crohn’s Disease effect their eyes (This will likely prompt the insurer to request a GP report)
  • Anyone Diagnosed / had an attack in last 3 months (This will likely be postponed for at least 3 months)
  • Anyone who has had surgery in the last 6 months (This will likely be postponed for 6 months)
  • Anyone who has surgery planned  (This will likely be postponed for 12 months)


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About Pete Mugleston

Pete is our top financial expert, involved in writing, training and speaking all things mortgages. His presence in the industry as the 'go-to' for specialist finance continues to grow, and he is regularly cited in and writes for publications both locally and nationally. Pete's range of experience covers all manner of areas, in particular mortgages for people with adverse credit, the self-employed, and buy to let investors, as well as specialist types of insurance such as business protection cover for those with pre-existing medical conditions.


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