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Posted on: 12 Sep, 19

What would life be like if you were diagnosed with a serious illness?

Things could change very suddenly.

You’d get your family together and tell them what was going on. Before long, you’d start spending time in hospital for treatment. You may also need to take some time off.

It’s hard to know what the financial impact of all this would be for you and the people who depend on you. A critical illness can affect anyone at any age and can turn your life upside down. In the event of being unable to work due to a critical illness, having a financial cushion in place would alleviate some of the stress of the situation.

Some people may use their savings to supplement their loss of income, others may rely on an employment benefit package, while others may find that Critical Illness Cover is their best option. Critical Illness Cover can help minimise the financial impact on you and your family if you become critically ill.

For example, if you needed to give up work to recover, or if you passed away during the length of the policy, the money could be used to help fund the mortgage or rent, everyday bills, or even simple things like the weekly food shop – giving you and/ or your family some peace of mind when you need it most.

Surviving a serious illness

After surviving a critical illness, you may not be able to return to work straight away (or ever), or you may need home modifications or private therapeutic care. It is sad to contemplate a situation where you survive from a serious illness but then endure financial hardship. Preparing for the worst is not something we want to think about when feeling fit and healthy, but you never know what life is going to throw at you next.

Tax-free lump sum

Critical Illness Cover, either on its own or as part of a life insurance policy, is designed to pay you a tax-free lump sum on the diagnosis of certain...

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