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Do I need life insurance and critical illness cover?

Statistics show an increase in critical illness so taking out life insurance with critical illness cover is something important to consider. 

The aim of critical illness cover is to provide financial protection and security to immediate family/ dependents should the policy holder be diagnosed with one of the insurer’s critical illnesses during the term of the policy. 

A sum of money will be paid out under the life cover which the family can use for various purposes.

How do I get cheaper life insurance?

What are the typical illness covers?


Most policies cover certain types and stages of cancer.

Heart attack

Coverage usually includes a heart attack that meets specific medical criteria.


Both ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes are typically covered.

Organ transplant

Coverage may include major organ transplants, such as heart, lung, liver, or kidney.

Multiple sclerosis

Many policies cover the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

Kidney failure

This involves permanent failure requiring dialysis or transplantation.

Major organ failure

Coverage for the failure of major organs such as the liver, lungs, or heart.

Pre-existing conditions

Illnesses or conditions that existed before taking out the policy may be excluded.


Failure to disclose relevant medical information during the application process may result in claims being denied.

Self-inflicted injuries

Intentional self-harm or injuries resulting from illegal activities.

Drug or alcohol abuse

Illnesses or injuries resulting from substance abuse.

Certain cancers

Some types and stages of cancer may not be covered.

Non-severe conditions

Some policies may only cover critical illnesses that have reached a certain severity.

Am I eligible for critical illness cover?

Insurance providers have differing terms for cover. Most companies have a minimum starting age of 16 to 18 years, with a maximum ages of 54 to 59. The policy holder must be a UK resident.


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The most typical exclusions are HIV and AIDs related illnesses, injury caused whilst participating in extreme/hazardous sports and self inflicted injury

This depends on your personal circumstances and what you might need the cover for. It doesn’t just have to be about your mortgage, you could factor in other debts, monthly outgoings and future costs such as funeral expenses or your children’s education.

Not necessarily, some insurers might ask you to have a medical and others may not. If you are a young, healthy non-smoker then you are less likely to be asked to have a medical than someone older with pre-existing medical conditions.

You can get life insurance if you have a pre-existing medical condition but the premiums are likely to be higher and there will be less insurance providers to choose from.

You can legally have as many life insurance policies as you like. Some people take out more than one policy to cover different requirements, but a single policy covering everything you need may be cheaper.