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Life Insurance

Life Insurance for people with Prader-Willi Syndome is unlikely to be available with standard life insurers. Most people will need to arrange the Life Insurance with specialist providers who are able to consider the application. We would strongly recommend that you speak to an insurance adviser before arranging Life Insurance, so that they can fully detail what you are and are not covered for with the policy.

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Critical Illness Cover

For most people with Prader-Willi Syndrome, Critical Illness Cover is unlikely to be unavailable in the standard insurance market. It may be possible to arrange Critical Illness Cover with specialist insurers, but it is essential that you fully understand what the policy does and does not cover.

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Income Protection

Unfortunately in most circumstances people with Prader-Willi Syndrome are often not able to have Income Protection insurance.

An alternative is to look into an Accident, Sickness and Unemployment (ASU) policy. This policy will pay a claim if you become unable to work because of a disability, involuntary redundancy or long term injury. If you are unable to work because of a disability, involuntary redundancy or long term injury, you may be eligible for income replacement. This is a short term policy that lasts between 12-24 months and is not medically underwritten at the time of application. Any claims that you make on this policy will exclude your inability to work based on PWS. You must also be working a minimum 16 hours per week to be eligible for this cover.

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Possible Effects on Lifestyle

Some potential problems experienced by individuals who have Prader-Willi Syndrome include:

  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Fertility problems
  • High tolerance to pain
  • Lack of sexual development
  • Reduced muscle tone

Medications and Treatments

  • Antibiotics
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Combined oral contraceptive pill
  • Exercise (swimming, walking, gym)
  • Healthy diet
  • Human Growth Hormone (HGH)
  • Laparoscopy
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

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Summary definition

Prader-Willi Syndrome is a rare genetic condition that affects chromosome number 15. Typical problems include a constant desire to eat, gaining weight, learning difficulties, stunted growth and behavioural problems. There is no cure for this condition, however treatment is available to manage it. The syndrome is not life-threatening, although constant eating and weight gain can be.

Other Services Available

You can apply for any of the following services through ourselves

* Please note that accident and sickness cover will likely exclude pre-existing health conditions.
** These services are placed with our selected partners.

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