In 2007, Norwich Union paid out more than £106 million in critical illness claims , compared to £90 million in 2006.
1387 payments made up 85% of total claims, compared to 75% in 2006.
Another 5% are pending, while the remainder were declined for non-disclosure of relevant information, or not meeting claims criteria.
The most common claims:
The largest claim was £488,060 to a 61-year-old man with brain cancer.
The smallest was £ 12,229 to a woman for heart surgery.
The average was £77,000
Critical illness: News update: August 2008