ACLI Responds to Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccine

March 18, 2021
MHE Staff

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) senior vice president of Policy Development, Paul Graham, recently responded to the social media news which suggested COVID-19 vaccines could be a factor a life insurer considers in the claims-paying process.

Recently, information has been spread on social media about the COVID-19 vaccines and life insurance.

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) senior vice president of Policy Development, Paul Graham, recently responded to the information saying it is false.

According to a release, a social media post shared the false information discussing how COVID-19 vaccines could be a factor a life insurer considers in the claims-paying process.

Graham said life insurers don't consider whether or not a policyholder has received a COVID vaccine when deciding whether to pay a claim.

"Life insurance policy contracts are very clear on how policies work, and what cause, if any, might lead to the denial of a benefit," he said. "A vaccine for COVID-19 is not one of them. Policyholders should rest assured that nothing has changed in the claims-paying process as a result of COVID-19 vaccinations."

For further questions or concerns, it's recommended policyholders reach out to their life insurers, agents or financial professionals for their COVID-related questions.