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Read the small print, warns Bupa

People taking out an insurance policy to put their mind at rest should they be diagnosed with cancer must read the small print, warns Bupa.

To avoid disappointment when it comes to claim the health insurer says read through the policy carefully because not all private medical insurers fund treatment for every stage of cancer.

It says some providers stipulate time or pre-set monetary limits on funding for cancer drugs, while others offer varying levels of cover.

Bupa UK Health Insurance assistant clinical director Dr Rebecca Small says: “We believe a policy should give people access to treatment at every stage of their cancer. It’s about the right cancer treatment, at the right time, in the right place and is ultimately about giving patients the best possible chance.”


Tax gets tough

Tax has never been so taxing for the Treasury and its taxpayers. This week it was announced that HM Revenue & Customs inspectors are to be granted greater powers to inspect and fine UK taxpayers.

Pawns in the game

Given the gathering clouds on economic performance, shares have been remarkably resilient. As the autumn approaches and that most capricious of months, October, nears, can we be sanguine over our likely fortunes?


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