Millions of Americans have Hepatitis C and most of them do not know they’re infected. Of those individuals with chronic hepatitis C infection, more than 75% are baby boomers, which is why the CDC recommends all boomers get tested.
Lincoln cares about your clients. When your boomer clients apply for a Lincoln life policy from now through the end of 2017, we’ll give them a courtesy hepatitis C test along with the results. Please remind them that May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day. This will provide peace of mind for those testing negative and help those unknowingly afflicted find out so they can get treatment. Today, thanks to new highly effective treatment options available, the majority of hepatitis C infections can be cured.
Did you know?
- Approximately 3.5 million Americans are living with hepatitis C—more than 50% of those are unaware they have the disease.
- Of those with hepatitis C, more than 75% are baby boomers.
- Newer curative treatments are now available.
•Lincoln Financial has unveiled new, more favorable underwriting guidelines and ratings. Most treated cases for Hepatitis C may qualify for at least standard rate, and possibly a preferred rate.
Lincoln Financial Underwriting features leading-edge advantages for hepatitis C cases, making life insurance more affordable and attainable for millions of Americans.
If you have a client with a hepatitis C case or have questions about the new guidelines or ratings, contact your dedicated Underwriting team.
* Centers for Disease Control, CDC Fact Sheet: Viral Hepatitis and Liver Cancer. March 2016. https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/factsheets/viral-hep-liver-cancer.pdf.
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Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. Affiliates are separately responsible for their own financial and contractual obligations.
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