Critical illness insurance is a benefit that can be added to a whole of life insurance product. Critical illness cover will pay a lump sum benefit to the life assured on diagnosis of a critical illness outlined within the specific company’s definitions.
Critical illness cover will add to the premium and can be quite expensive depending on your age and smoker status. Whereas whole life insurance will guarantee pay-out on death. Critical Illness will only be available up to the maximum age of 75. At this point the critical illness will stop and you will be left with just the whole life cover. Unlike whole life insurance which pays out on death, critical illness will only pay out on diagnosis of one of the specified critical illnesses outlined in the policy documentation. Different insurance companies will vary on the amount of illnesses covered within a critical illness policy. Make sure you read the key facts document carefully to understand what illnesses are covered and specifically to what seriousness would it need to be in order to make a claim.
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