You are not alone
Believe it or not, nearly a third of the US adult population has some sort of criminal record. So insurance companies realize this fact, and must be flexible when deciding who to accept and who to decline coverage to. Once a convicted felon has done their time and come back to society, they need coverage like anyone else. The problem is, their past follows them and one of the ramifications of that is, it’s hard to regain trust, especially from companies who stand to lose money on the gamble.
Just be honest, and remember to do everything you can to prove you have changed your lifestyle, maintained good health (if your health suffered in any way due to prior habits or due to incarceration), are proactive in preventing any contraction of disease, are avoiding any potential relapse into drug or alcohol abuse (if that was an issue before), and, in general, are living a careful and safe life, reasonably free from any increased odds of death due to high risk activities.
No matter how much effort you put into proving the above, bear in mind that statistically, over half of all felons commit a new crime within three years of release. Further, the odds of a felon being injured or dying in the commission of a crime is also substantial. For these reasons alone, companies are going to truly be cautious when reviewing a felon’s application.