Aviva enhances critical illness

Aviva is offering an even greater level of cover with enhancements to its critical illness insurance.

New customers will be able to receive partial payments for two early forms of cancer: low grade prostate cancer and ductal carcinoma in situ, an early form of breast cancer. For these conditions, claimants will receive a lump sum of up to £20,000.

For both conditions Aviva covers all forms of recognised surgical treatments. This is particularly important for breast cancer patients, given that many critical illness policies only cover mastectomy. A third of breast cancer cases are treated by a mastectomy, compared to two thirds treated by lumpectomy, which underlines the importance of covering several types of treatment.

The partial payments are also an additional benefit, separate to the main policy. This means that critical illness cover will continue to be in place, should you need to make a further claim in the future.

Robert Morrison for Aviva says: “Cancer treatments can take a huge emotional and physical toll, so this extra financial support is there to provide peace of mind so patients can concentrate on getting well. Unfortunately one in three people get cancer: breast cancer is the most common form for women, while prostate cancer is the most prevalent for men, so we believe these enhancements could make a genuine difference to a great many people.”

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