Burial Insurance after Angioplasty

Are you looking to purchase burial insurance after angioplasty but don’t know if you will qualify? Having angioplasty can make it challenging to find burial insurance coverage. You might be thinking that it’s impossible to secure affordable burial insurance after angioplasty.

The good news is with some help from Funeral Funds you could be on your way to getting life insurance coverage despite your angioplasty. No matter when you get your angioplasty, we can get you insured, and you will not be forced to pay a super high premium due to this life saving medical procedure.

We have many satisfied clients who were approved for affordable burial insurance. We are going to reveal to you how we helped other people with the same condition as you. We know which carriers to work with and which carriers to avoid if you have angioplasty and need burial insurance.

In this article, we will explain everything related to getting burial insurance after angioplasty. We will discuss what insurance companies look for, what to expect, and where to find the best insurance policy possible.



Angioplasty or Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTCA) is a surgical procedure to open, widen major arteries in the body that have been narrowed, blocked, or damaged by cholesterol buildup.

A balloon or mechanical stent is inserted into the artery where the artery is obstructed to keep the artery open and the blood flowing. This procedure is considered less invasive than bypass surgery.

The objective of angioplasty is to restore blood flow to the major body organs to prevent cell and tissue necrosis due to insufficient oxygen supply. This procedure is commonly used to treat coronary artery disease and coronary vascular disease.

Coronary diseases can cause narrowing or blockages in the arteries that pump blood to the heart muscles. Angioplasty is commonly performed in the areas where atherosclerosis builds up such as the renal arteries, coronary arteries, cerebral arteries, peripheral arteries, or the carotid arteries.

Most Common Types of Angioplasty

Cutting Balloon Angioplasty

A balloon-tipped catheter is used and guided to the blockage. This balloon-tipped catheter is equipped with tiny blades that are activated when the balloon is inflated. The small blades break up the plaque and allow the balloon to compress it against the artery wall.

After the procedure, the doctor will recommend stent placement. A stent is a metal mesh that is placed in the artery after the angioplasty procedure to prevent the artery from being blocked again.

Balloon Angioplasty

A special catheter with a tiny balloon tip is inserted through the artery to the blockage, and the balloon is inflated to extend the opening and increase blood flow to the heart.  The balloon pushes against the plague in the wall of the artery and flattens it, expanding the artery.

A stent or metal mesh is often placed in the artery during the procedure to keep the artery wide open after the balloon is deflated and removed.

Laser Angioplasty

Laser angioplasty is like a balloon angioplasty, but instead of a balloon-tipped catheter, a laser-tipped catheter is used. The laser is guided to the area of the blockage.

Instead of pressing the plaque against the artery wall, the plaque is destroyed layer by layer by vaporizing it into gaseous particles. The laser-tipped catheter can be used alone or in combination with balloon angioplasty.


A diamond-tipped catheter is guided to the area of the blockage. Once the obstruction is reached the tip drills away from the plaque. The plaques are then absorbed into the bloodstream and filtered out in the kidneys and liver.

After the angioplasty procedure is complete, the stent is left in place to keep the artery open.


A catheter with a hollow cylinder is used in this procedure. A small blade rotates in the artery and shaves off plaque during the process. This method is proving very useful in treating blockages that may be too calcified or inaccessible for balloon angioplasty.

The catheter contains a small window that captures excess plaque. Once the plaque shavings are caught within the chamber of the catheter, they are removed.

Most patients that have angioplasty procedure will require a prescription of blood thinners and antiplatelet drugs to prevent the risk of blood clots after the stent placement. Common blood-thinning medications include Pradaxa, Plavix, Eliquis, Warfarin, Coumadin and Xarelto.

These drugs are usually prescribed for the first six to twelve months after placement of stents. For this reason, most life insurance carriers will postpone your application until six months after the surgery because it allows them to see if the operation was successful with no significant complications.


YES, you can still get affordable burial insurance even after angioplasty. Insurance after heart attack is also possible.

No burial insurance company cares about angioplasty. They are not concerned about the procedure, and they are only concerned about when you last had angioplasty.

Burial insurance plans are a simplified issue and you are not required to take a medical exam as part of the application process.

You only have to answer a few health questions. The questionnaire is answerable by “yes or no”.

The insurance company just wants to understand if you had angioplasty in the last 2-3 years. The application question could be as simple as “in the previous two years, did you have surgery for blood clots in the heart or brain?”

If you had angioplasty in the last 24 months, you would be charged with a higher monthly premium and a waiting period. No insurance company would offer you immediate coverage if your angioplasty were within the last year.

If it’s been more than one year since your last angioplasty, you have a better option. You can have immediate coverage with the lowest premium rate possible.


Every life insurance company will ask about any surgery performed on your circulatory system. However, their only concern is when you had the last one. The life insurance underwriter will only want to know when you last had angioplasty.

They determine your eligibility and rates depending on your estimated risk of death. If you had angioplasty recently, it could mean higher rates and a waiting period.

However, if the procedure was done more than twenty-four months ago, you will qualify for immediate coverage, and you could get a rate which is the same with healthy applicants.

In most cases, burial insurance companies will ask about it in different ways. They will ask if you have had angioplasty within the last year or within the previous two years.

The underwriting consist of the health question in the application, prescription history check, and MIB check. If you find no question about angioplasty, it means they are accepting of your condition.

Here are four questions that you will see on the application that asks about angioplasty:

  1. In the previous 12 months, have you been advised to have surgery for coronary disease?
  2. Have you ever been advised by a doctor to seek coronary disease treatment?
  3. In the previous two years did you have any surgery for circulation or blood clots in the heart or brain or been prescribed medication because of it?
  4. In the last two years, other than to prevent or lower risks have you received treatment for heart or circulatory disorder?

It’s crucial that you answer these questions honestly and accurately as burial insurance underwriting is a simple “yes or no” application.

Some companies follow the application with a phone interview. We prefer carriers that do call when possible as you will know on the spot whether you are approved, or not.

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Your angioplasty was within the last 24 months

You will have to pay anywhere from 15-50% more and will undergo a full two-year waiting period if your angioplasty was performed within the previous 24 months.

If you pass during the first two years of the policy, the insurance company will refund 110% of your premiums. Due to the recent angioplasty, you are categorized as a higher risk. You will have to pay more and have to endure the waiting period.

To the company, if it’s been more than 24  months since your surgery, will treat you like a person in perfect health. You won’t have to pay more, and you qualify for immediate death coverage.

Your angioplasty was over two years now

If your surgery is more than two years now, you have the best options available. Burial insurance companies will offer you immediate coverage at the lowest possible premium. You will be treated like you never had angioplasty in the first place!

If you had angioplasty and it’s over two years now, do not wait too long to get a burial insurance policy. Take immediate action and secure your policy as soon as possible.

We hope that you will apply now because you may need to have another surgery in the future. If you need to have another angioplasty surgery, you will pay more and have to endure another waiting period. Don’t take your current health for granted, so take action now!


There are different types of burial or final expense insurance for people with angioplasty.

Level death benefit

Your death benefit is immediate, or it has day one coverage. We always strive to get level death benefit coverage for all of our clients because it is the cheapest life insurance option.

This plan does not have a waiting period. If you die right after getting the policy, your beneficiary would receive the full death benefit to pay for the funeral costs.

Graded benefit

If you had a recent angioplasty, you would qualify for a graded benefit plan. It has a two-year waiting period. The length of the waiting period can be two or three years depending on the company you apply with.

If you pass away during the waiting period, the company will refund all the premiums you paid plus interest. If you die after the waiting period, a 100% death benefit will be paid to your beneficiary.

People with significant medical conditions are usually offered graded death benefit coverage. This should be your last option. Always aim for immediate coverage if possible. You’ll get the lowest premium if you qualify for a level death benefit.

Guaranteed issue

Your last option is to get a guaranteed issue policy if you don’t qualify for a first-day coverage or graded plan. There are no medical exam or health questions to answer. Approval is guaranteed regardless of your medical condition. The insurance company will not check your Medical Information Bureau file or run a prescription check.

You can qualify for life insurance guaranteed approval even if you have any circulatory surgery like a heart bypass, stent placement, defibrillator, AFib, pacemaker or heart valve surgery done on you.

Guaranteed issue burial insurance has a graded period or there is a two year waiting period. Most of the time, a guaranteed acceptance policy is cheaper than the graded benefit plan. Oftentimes getting a guaranteed acceptance policy is a better decision than getting a graded benefit policy. You can also read our guaranteed life insurance reviews for more information.


Now that we are aware of the different types of final expense or burial insurance policies available to people with angioplasty, which type should you apply?

Of course…the plan having the lowest premium and that will cover you immediately!

Angioplasty surgery on its own is an insurable condition. If you have angioplasty can qualify for a level death benefit plan. However, your other medical issues will play a part in your eligibility.

If you had a heart attack aside from angioplasty, your chances of getting a level benefit plan is lower.


Trying to find a policy if you have had an angioplasty can be a frustrating process, but working with an independent agency like Funeral Funds will make the process easier and quicker.

If you had an angioplasty, let us help you; we will work with you side by side to find a plan that fits your needs.

You don’t need to waste your precious time searching different insurance companies; we will do the work for you. We can shop your case to different companies to get your application approved.

Here at Funeral Funds, we specialize in obtaining burial insurance for people with a history of angioplasty.

We work with many A-rated insurance companies that specialize in high-risk clients. We will search those companies to give you the best rate ever. We’ll match you up with your best burial insurance option.

We will assist you in securing the coverage you need at a rate you can afford. So, if you are looking for burial insurance with angioplasty in your medical history, we can help. Fill out our quote form on this page or call us at (888)862-9456 and we can give you accurate rates for burial insurance.