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Have You Thought About Critical Illness Life Insurance?

Oct 20, 2007
While no one likes to think about death or illness and, it does happen and if you were diagnosed with a critical illness it would put severe stress not only on yourself but also your loved ones.

With the advancements of technology today more and more people who are diagnosed with a critical illness do recover and go on to lead a normal life. However, it is during the recovery time that you could need help and peace of mind that you wouldn't have to struggle financially. A lump sum payout could help to pay medical expenses or day to day living expenses whilst you recovered and this would come in the form critical illness insurance.

Critical life insurance will pay out a lump sum of money if you should be diagnosed with one of the specific critical illnesses outlined in a policy. The sum of money and the term that the policy is taken out is determined at the time of purchasing the policy and if you should suffer from one of the critical illnesses defined on the policy then that sum of money would be paid out providing that you survived for 28 days after you were diagnosed with the illness.

The actual conditions defined as critical illness will vary from policy to policy but they usually all include such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, major organ transplant and multiple sclerosis. There are many others but these are usually the core illnesses so always check with a particular policy under the terms and conditions.

If after the term ends on the policy and you haven't been diagnosed with a critical illness then the policy simply expires there is no cash payout. A critical illness life insurance policy can bring great peace of mind to you and your loved ones and get you through a stressful period of time but you have to be careful when choosing your policy. The easiest way to get the best deal on a critical life insurance policy is to go to a specialist provider and let them secure the cheapest deal for you.
About the Author
David Thomson is Chief Executive of BestDealInsurance an independent specialist broker dedicated to providing their clients with the best deal on their life insurance, critical illness cover and home and motor insurance.
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