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Life Insurance And Antidepressants: 7 Facts

Heidi Mertlich Heidi Mertlich
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It’s also incredibly common to apply for life insurance while taking an antidepressant. Often, those applications are approved. Taking an antidepressant can directly impact the outcome of your life insurance application. It’s not just the medication itself, though. Underwriters (their job is to evaluate life insurance applications) are interested in the big picture. Here’s what.. Read More

Fibromyalgia and Life Insurance: Symptoms, Ratings, and More

Heidi Mertlich Heidi Mertlich
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woman with shoulder or neck pain, stiffness from fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is by no means rare. Approximately 2% of the U.S. population, or about 4 million Americans, are diagnosed with fibromyalgia. (Source: CDC) That number would fill over 48 MetLife Stadiums. Some estimates put the number much higher – at around 4% of the U.S population. (Source: American College of Rheumatology) It’s also not rare.. Read More