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Only 15% of UK workers insured against ill-health

Only 15% of UK workers have any form of insurance against ill-health preventing them from earning a living, with just 7% receiving the insurance as part of their employee benefits package, new research from MetLife suggests. The insurance gap is at its widest for those aged 55 and over as only 12% of this group […]

L&G enhances critical illness cover

Legal & General’s group critical illness cover now includes cover for aplastic anaemia, bacterial meningitis, cardiomyopathy, encephalitis and liver failure. In addition, the insurer has adjusted the survival period for most illnesses from 30 to 14 days and is increasing the value of support available to claimants. Their maximum benefit can now be up to […]

9 out of 10 critical illness claims paid out

New figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show over 100 families and individuals a day claiming on their life or critical illness insurance, during 2008. According to the ABI, the average claim stood at £52,000 or double the average UK annual salary. In addition, the number of critical illness claims paid out rose […]

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