group critical illness cover

Why do you need to consider group critical illness cover?

There are a number of core critical illnesses that account for a large proportion of those experienced, including:

  • Cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney failure
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke

And when serious illnesses affect one in four women and one in five men before retirement age, this can affect a significant number of your employees1.

What is group critical illness cover?

Group critical illness cover pays a tax free lump sum to an employee if they suffer a defined critical illness while in your employment (and satisfy any eligibility criteria at outset of cover). It is designed to ease the financial burden placed on your employee and their family should they suffer a critical illness.

What are the benefits of group critical illness cover?

Key benefits of group critical illness cover can include:

Employer benefits

  • Highly valued benefit
  • Improved employee engagement and productivity
  • Helps with recruitment and retention – saving you money
  • Choice of group critical illness cover levels, so you only pay for what you need, including a voluntary option

Employee benefits

  • Feel valued by their employer
  • Financial support for employees and their families with a tax free cash payment
  • Eases the strain on the family for essential lifestyle changes in the event of serious illness
  • Additional insurance benefit for partners and/or children


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