Scottish Widows has added the Best Doctors service to critical illness, life and income protection policies.
The Best Doctors service is an independent UK-wide list of leading medical specialists selected by their peers as being the best in their field. The addition of this service will make it possible for individuals and their families to get the best medical opinions across a wide selection of conditions and illnesses at no extra cost. Each case will be assigned a dedicated case manager who will be a qualified medical professional. The case manager will gather all the relevant medical information and send it to an expert who will evaluate and provide a full report covering diagnosis and all treatment options. Best Doctors is completely independent of Scottish Widows and is not related in
Clive Allison of Scottish Widows says, “Illness can strike an individual at any time, and the effect on families physically, mentally and financially can be enormous, therefore the need for critical illness cover is extremely important. With the addition of the Best Doctors service we want to offer our customers something extra so that not only do they have financial peace of mind, they also have the opportunity to ensure they receive the most accurate diagnosis and are getting the most appropriate treatment. And as the service is completely independent from Scottish Widows they don't have to be making a claim to use it."
Critical illness insurance: News update: 25 August 2010