The plan that protects your family’s future
Critical illness cover protects you and your loved ones by providing a lump-sum payout if you’re diagnosed with a serious health condition.
At Wesleyan Financial Services, we help you find a plan that works for you - so you’re prepared for whatever the future holds…
- Receive a tax-free lump sum if you’re diagnosed with a pre-defined condition
- Get cover against an extensive list of the most common critical illnesses
- Choose from single cover or joint cover with your spouse or partner
- Add life cover
- Get expert advice from our Specialist Financial Advisers on the right plan for you
Frequently asked questions
What counts as a critical illness?
All critical illness insurance providers have a pre-defined list of conditions against which they will pay out. The exact list will vary between provider.
Typically there’s around 50 illnesses covered, including most types of cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
Just be aware that not every single illness is eligible for a claim. In some cases, you need to have permanent symptoms to make a claim.
If you’re looking for financial protection against other types of illness or injury, you might want to consider income protection.
What types of critical illness cover can I get?
With most providers, you can choose between level or decreasing cover.
With level cover, the payout always remains the same – whether you’re 20 or 60 when you’re diagnosed.
With decreasing cover, the potential payout reduces over time.
Decreasing cover is therefore typically cheaper, but won’t provide as much protection as you get older. Your Specialist Financial Adviser will help you decide what’s right for you.
How much does critical illness cover cost?
You’ll pay a monthly premium for your critical illness cover. How much you pay will depend on a number of factors. These include your age, current health condition, lifestyle, and the level of cover you need.
Your Specialist Financial Adviser will be able to provide a clear illustration of the costs involved.
Note that the monthly premium you pay usually won’t change throughout the term, unless you choose to adjust the level of cover.
When does the policy pay out?
This will depend on the terms of your plan. Each provider may have slightly different criteria for a payout.
Usually, providers will issue the payout shortly after diagnosis of the critical illness, unless you pass away in the 10-14 days immediately after your diagnosis.
Which is the right protection policy for me?If you’re not sure which kind of cover is right for you, make an appointment to discuss your options with a Specialist Financial Adviser. They’ll review your financial situation and make a recommendation tailored for you.
Wesleyan Financial Services is a broker and insurance products are provided by a number of selected insurers.
Limits, exclusions and charges do apply. Full terms and conditions of the policy and cover, including the policy benefits and exclusions, will be contained in the Policy Wording and Policy Summary.
Risk must be acceptable to underwriters at normal term.