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AEGON Scottish Equitable pays 93% of income protection claims in 2008

Aegon UK

AEGON Scottish Equitable has published its income protection claims figures for 2008.

It paid out 93% of income protection claims.

 

Claims for stress and depression related illnesses increased by 12% from 2007.

 

Only 7% of income protection claims were declined, all of which were due to non-disclosure.

 

The average age of the income protection claimant was 42 years old.

 

The most common reasons to claim were back problems, accidents and mental health issues.

   

Income protection insurance: News update: 09/04/2009

 

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