Aegon has reported that critical illness claims due to skin cancer have nearly halved since 2010.
The percentage of critical illness claims for skin cancer has fallen from 7% of total claims in 2010 to 3.6% in 2016. Cancer as a whole accounted for 60% of all critical illness claims received by Aegon in 2016, with skin cancer accounting for just 6% of cancer-related claims. While skin cancer wasn't the most common type of cancer-related critical illness claim, Aegon paid out £1.65 million in skin cancer critical illness claims. The average age of a claimant was 49, with the youngest...
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