Aegon is reminding parents to check their critical illness (CI) policies and has shared information for child CI claims since 2007 in recognition of childhood cancer awareness month.
Of all the CI claims for children received by Aegon in the last 10 years, 67% were for cancer. Since 2007, 30% of childhood cancer claims were for brain tumours, 25% were for Leukaemia and the remainder were for other forms of cancer. In 2016, cancer accounted for 83% of CI claims for children. Simon Jacobs, head of underwriting and claims strategy at Aegon, said: "In the last 10 years we have paid a total of 84 claims for Child CI. These claims have included all ages from children under...
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