View more on these topics

Friends Life latest to improve critical illness plan

Friends Life has become the third insurer in a month to make improvements to its critical illness product, Protect +, covering four new conditions and improving three of its definitions.

The insurer now covers covers 40 conditions, adding sudden cardiac arrest, pituitary tumour, cerebral arteriovenous malformation (abnormal connections between arteries and veins in the brain) and cerebral aneurysm.

Sudden cardiac arrest will be eligible for a full payment up to 100 per cent of the sum assured while the other three conditions will be eligible for partial payment. Ulcerative colitis has been enhanced from a partial to a full payment.

Major organ transplant, blindness and total permanent disability have been improved to Association of British Insurers plus, the industry standard, bringing the total number of ABI+ conditions to 17.

Friends Life head of marketing and intermediary proposition development Steve Casey says: “The changes serve to enhance the flexibility and the quality of Friends Life’s critical illness offering.”

Last week, Legal & General enhanced its critical illness plan by providing additional cover for low grade prostate cancer and three improved conditions.

Last month, Aviva improved its critical illness cover plan by covering three new conditions and upgrading five of its illness definitions.

Newsletter

News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up

Comments

    Leave a comment

    Close

    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm

    Email: customerservices@moneymarketing.com