Elevated blood pressure substantially increases mortality and requires, therefore, high premium payments for life insurance coverage. Most life insurance companies are willing to reduce the cost of yearly premiums when blood pressure is successfully treated and controlled for several years. Physicians should bring these facts to their patients' attention as a motivating factor to improve adherence to therapy.
Moser M, Rafter J, Gajewski J. Insurance Premium Reductions: A Motivating Factor in Long-term Hypertensive Treatment. JAMA. 1984;251(6):756–757. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03340300048028
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