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Critical Illness Cover

Critical Illness Cover (sometimes known as Critical Illness Insurance) can help you take care of your financial commitments should the worst happen.

Critical illness Cover is a long-term insurance policy which covers critical illnesses listed within the policy terms & conditions. If you get one of these illnesses, a critical illness policy will pay out a one-off payment or regular income which can help pay for your mortgage or any other additional outgoings should you need it.

Examples of critical illnesses that might be covered include:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Certain types and stages of cancer
  • Conditions such as multiple sclerosis

Most policies will also consider permanent disabilities as a result of injury or illness. But it only pays out once and then the policy ends.

Some policies will make a smaller payment for less severe conditions, or if one of your children has one of the specified conditions.

Critical Illness Cover will pay out if you get one of the specific medical conditions or injuries listed in the policy. But be aware that not all conditions are covered and the policy will also state how serious the condition must be.