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CJD furore sees doctors taking out critical cover

Specialist IFAs are seeing a sharp increase in the number of medical professionals taking out critical-illness cover as a result of fears over CJD.

Hatfield-based IFA Portfolio Insurance Consultancy principal and deputy chairman of Aifa&#39s critical-illness working party Brian Lentz says, due to a number of recent medical horror stories, medical professionals are taking out more coverage. He says: “CJD would be certainly be one of their concerns but it would not be the only one.”

Onion Group partner and doctor Penny O&#39Nions says: “There is a significant rise in the number of doctors taking preventive measures to protect their future and their families. These are not just critical-illness policies but also PMI and term products. There is an increase in the type of critical-illness products because of CJD.”

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