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&#3940 per cent could get enhanced annuity&#39

GE Life estimates that nearly 40 per cent of individuals currently purchasing annuities are eligible for an enhanced rate annuity as sufferers of diabetes. Diabetes sufferers, who make up 6 per cent of the UK population over the age of 55 according to the Office of National Statistics, could benefit by nearly £2,000 a year by shopping around for an annuity, says GE Life Underwriting.

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