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 Zurich pays £65.4m in Critical Illness claims

Zurich pays £65.4m in Critical Illness claims

Any person is bound to have a peace of mind by just knowing that his life and that of his family is being taken care of in case of or after death or when critical illness comes knocking. This is achieved by taking an appropriate insurance cover.

Advantages of taking a life insurance cover include the following:

It helps one in achieving long-term goals by not only safeguarding him but also through protecting the family assets.

It acts as a form of savings that can later be used in dire circumstances.

How to choose the best insurance company

The services are now available through the online medium; it is easier to now compare the insurance companies, premiums and any other feature so as to choose the best.

Decision making

There are many factors to consider before making a decision. This ranges from the cover needed to the period it covers. Other determinants are age, sex, health condition and medical history.

Why do we need an insurance policy?

It is a wish for anyone to have his family maintain the kind of lifestyle they are living now even after death. For this reason, a decision should be made to take an insurance cover for the same duration of time. To achieve this, it is advisable to seek help from a professional who will assist in calculating and conveying the necessary feedback to enable one make a wise decision.

Case study

The case study below shows payments that were made by Zurich through compensating critical illnesses and support of families during difficult times.

During the year 2015, Zurich revealed paying out £65.4 million in critical illness claims. The 92% claims of critical illnesses totaling to £65.4 million were paid out.
Out of these claims, half of the payouts approximately (55%) were accounted to breast cancer which claimed a third of the claims. Strokes, heart attack and multiple sclerosis followed with second most claims for the critical illnesses.

According to the information released by Zurich, out of the 788 critical illnesses were paid out with 23 going to children with cancer, making total payouts of £421,653.

Zurich further states that out of the claims made, only 8% of critical illnesses claims were rejected, with 7% of the claims failing to meet the definitions and with 1% failing to disclose the medical information.

Apart from the payments made to critical claims, Zurich paid out the majority of the life insurance claims requested of (98.5%). A total of 1,673 families were supported with over £136.8 million during their difficult times.

The above reasons and the case study analyzed clearly explain why anyone should consider taking a life insurance policy.

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