One thought on “Do life insurance companies use average height and weight charts to plan how much you have to pay?

  1. Arti says:

    This is due to the fact that obesity is linked with a whole range of diseases which include cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure and high cholesterol and diabetes. it’s true that being overweight can mean that you will be not accepted for a few life insurances or charged a higher premium. However, it’s not all just about height to weight ratio other factors do come into play as well which include your body fat percentage, muscle mass and body frame. This is a controversial topic and one on which I have written a whole post. The Metropolitan Life insurance based their height weight charts on the lowest mortality rates, which later became known as ideal weight chart. There are all sorts of healthy weight chart and tables, which include the ones on this post, so you can compare yourself to others of average weight and height too.  
    Well you can use our body mass index bmi calculator which will give you a good indication of where you are in relation to others of the same height, weight and age as you. To calculate your ideal body weight you can try our very own ideal body weight calculator.  
    So glad that you asked.

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