Change in smoker status criteria – Marijuana users can apply for non-smoker rates

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November 3, 2016 – News from Great West Life

Effective immediately, plan members who use marijuana won’t automatically be considered smokers on insurance applications, unless they also use tobacco, e-cigarettes or nicotine products.

This change applies to all coverage that requires medical underwriting. Great West Life has updated their Evidence of Insurability Coverage Detail form to reflect the new criteria. If you have a customized version of the form, please update it with these changes.

 How this affects existing plan members

If plan members would like their smoker status to be reconsidered on the basis of this change, they can apply for non-smoker rates, using an Application for Non-Smoker Rate.

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