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Insurance Penalty for Having PPD

Wednesday, 3/23/2016

With more knowledge and education on postpartum depression (PPD) it has been suggested that all pregnant women and new mothers be screened for depression as explained in the New York Times. While this is a progressive move towards the right direction there are some downsides to this.  Life insurance and disability insurances are penalizing women who are diagnosed with PPD by either increasing their premiums or denying them all together.  The article continues on how women can be impacted and what to do to avoid high premimums or becoming denied of life and disability insurance.  Check out the rest of the article by clicking on the link to see what is being done and how to keep you and your family protected http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/27/your-money/an-insurance-penalty-from-postpartum-depression.html?_r=1

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