Scottish Provident paid out on 93% of all critical illness claims between January and June 2009 (an increase of 6% on the first half of 2008).
Scottish Provident paid out to its critical illness policyholders in the first half of 2009 over £43 million, with an average payout of £74,207.
For the first half of this year almost £30 million was paid out for cancer claims and over £3.7 million in claims for heart attacks alone.
Cancer now accounts for 62 % of claims paid in comparison to 54 % for the same period in 2008. Claims paid for heart attacks have decreased to 10 % from 12%.