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Critical illness insurance

For most people, a serious illness which stops income would be a major financial problem. Many homes rely on two incomes to sustain a decent standard of living. That standard could be shattered if one income suddenly disappeared for good.


If you are diagnosed with a life-threatening condition, critical illness insurance cover pays you a lump sum. The policy specifies the illnesses covered. No two critical illness insurance policies are alike; each insurer has their own list of covered illnesses. Some policies only cover a few, some allow you to choose which ones to protect.


Read our guide

Read the guide

Confused by critical illness insurance?  Our guide will help you to decide what kind of plan you need. Take a look at the overview, find out about the different types of cover, and what is actually covered.

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Company and product information

Our company and product profiles include summaries of the critical illness insurance providers in the UK and product profiles for their plans.

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What does it cost

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You can get a quote or request further information about private critical illness insurance schemes by using our critical illness insurance enquiry form to get a quote for critical illness cover (UK).

Featured providers

The following providers of critical illness insurance offer advice and quotes online or over the telephone.

Featured critical illness insurance plans