What is a critical illness?
- There are three main critical illnesses covered by most insurance companies - heart attack, cancer and stroke.
- There are up to 30 critical illnesses, but each provider covers different illnesses so it's worth checking if there is one particular illness you are worried about.
What is critical illness insurance?
- Critical illness cover (or CIC for short) is an add-on to an existing policy that offers the protection of a tax-free lump sum should you develop certain illnesses or conditions.
- Critical illness insurance was invented by the South African cardiac surgeon Marius Barnard
If you'd like to protect your standard of living and your family in the event that you become seriously unwell, then supplementing your life insurance with Critical Illness cover is the way to do it. A lump sum from a claim could be a great help in covering your living expenses during a serious illness.
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