What is the Guaranteed insurability option?
Guarenteed Insurability Option, often shortened to GIO, is usually added free to most term life insurance policies and means details of the cover can be altered without the need to reapply and prove your insurability.
Guaranteed Insurability refers to a person who is insured on a life insurance policy. Guaranteed Insurability guarantees the insured person to purchase additional life insurance coverage without having to take a physical examination or showing any other evidence of insurability. Additional life insurance coverage may be purchased at a stated time in the future. Some life insurance policies offer the opportunity to purchase additional guaranteed life insurance coverage on certain anniversary dates of their life…
Being a convicted felon could affect the "insurability" of a person. In other words, it could change the insurance company's evaluation of the "likelihood" that the person will die (other factors, of course, would also be considered, such as health, family history, etc.). Lifestyle can affect insurability.