GROUP CRITICAL ILLNESS
Group Critical Illness cover can provide employees with a tax-free lump sum after they, their spouse or partner (if covered), or their child survive a covered critical illness for 14 days.
WHAT IS IT?
Group Critical Illness provides a tax-free lump sum to your employee if they’re diagnosed with a serious illness or condition covered by the policy.
The lump sum can be used however an employee wants to. For example, they could fund private health treatment, make adaptations to their home, take time off to care for a loved one, or take a well-deserved holiday once their treatment is finished.
Base cover: Typically 10 to 20 critical illnesses including heart attack, stroke, cancer and dementia including Alzheimer’s disease.
Extra cover: Base conditions plus additional critical illnesses which can include brain tumour, rheumatoid arthritis, terminal illness and total permanent disability.
HOW IT HELPS
Being diagnosed with a serious illness can cause a lot of anxiety – even if it’s at an early stage or of a less severe form. You may have to take time off work for treatment, which can cause stress and financial worries.
**Cancer’s Hidden Price Tag”, Macmillan Cancer Support 2014