Legal & General expand Group Critical Illness Cover for customers.
17 February 2012
Legal & General's Group Critical Illness Cover will now also include cover for aplastic anaemia, bacterial meningitis, cardiomyopathy, encephalitis and liver failure. In addition, the survival period has also been reduced from 30 to 14 days for most illnesses.
In addition to this, Legal & General are also increasing the value of support available to claimants. Their maximum benefit can now be up to five times scheme earnings or £500,000 whichever is less. With these changes, hopefully, those unfortunate enough to suffer a critical illness, the burden of financial worried will be eased.
Commenting on the changes, Vanessa Sallows, Underwriting and Benefits Director, Group Protection, Legal & General said:
"Employers and employees all over the country rely on critical illness cover to help them to cope with challenging circumstances. Expanding the range of illnesses that we cover means we can help more people when they are ill. These changes show that Legal & General is adapting its policies to meet more of the needs of its customers."
Notes to editorsFor details of when benefit will be paid, how Legal & General are able to help and what can be covered, visit their website for a copy of their technical guide. All claims will be checked to make sure it meets the insured condition definition as well as not being excluded as a pre-existing or related condition.
A policy can be taken out as either core cover alone or increased to include the additional cover option which includes 26 illnesses. Together the options can provide cover for 38 illnesses, these new illnesses are provided under the additional cover option only.
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