Vitality makes serious illness cover changes

With child cover enhancements

Adam Saville
clock • 2 min read

Four new conditions and earlier pay-outs for members on NHS waiting list

Vitality has added severe sepsis, necrotising fasciitis, desmoid-type fibromatosis and myasthenia gravis to serious illness cover (SIC). The addition of severe sepsis reflects a doubling in hospital admissions in the past three years, making it more common than heart attacks, reports show. Vitality will also pay out earlier for 23 conditions where a member is included on an NHS waiting list for surgery, while enhancing its children's cover and some of its existing definitions. The upgrades bring about the removal of ‘heart attack - of specified severity', a definition which Protect...

To continue reading this article...

Join COVER for free

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, key trend analysis and industry insights.
  • Stay on top of the latest developments around health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion and the cost of living crisis.
  • Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletter.
  • Members only access to monthly programme 'The COVER Review'
  • Be the first to hear about our CPD accredited events and awards programmes.

Join now

 

Already a Cover member?

Login

More on Critical Illness

LifeSearch partners with armed forces specialist

LifeSearch partners with armed forces specialist

Providing products for veterans

Cameron Roberts
clock 14 May 2024 • 1 min read
CIC knowledge gap widening: Vitality

CIC knowledge gap widening: Vitality

Nearly half of those covered not aware of claim conditions

Cameron Roberts
clock 27 March 2024 • 1 min read
Half of CIC policyholders unaware of claimable conditions: Vitality

Half of CIC policyholders unaware of claimable conditions: Vitality

Lack of awareness around Crohn’s diagnosis payout

Jaskeet Briah
clock 07 March 2024 • 2 min read