What is Critical Insurance?
Critical illness insurance is a policy that provides a cash payment if the person insured or a named person is diagnosed with an illness covered by the policy. It can be arranged to pay out in instalments or a single lump sum.
Critical illness insurance ensures that if the insured party does suffer such a specified illness, they and their family will receive funds which could be used to repay an outstanding mortgage, for example. It could also be used to keep up with their mortgage repayments, pay household bills, or even go towards private treatment.
Why do I need critical illness cover?
Like other insurance products, critical illness insurance is designed to provide security for your loved ones and can ensure they aren’t burdened financially if you begin suffering from a serious illness. As the payment can also go towards your own medical treatment, you may be able to make things more comfortable for yourself.
Taking out serious illness cover is an essential part of long-term financial planning, especially if you have ongoing commitments, such as a mortgage. What’s more, if you’re applying for a mortgage, many providers require this type of insurance. We can help you to apply for both at the same time.