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NU pays 86% of critical claims

Norwich Union paid out 86 per cent of critical-illness insurance claims in the first half of this year compared to with per cent in 2005, according to its latest Critical Insurance Claims Report. NU says a series of initiatives to drive down non-disclosure, including a campaign to educate consumers about the importance of full disclosure on applications, was behind the increase.

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