Critical illness claims down due to delayed health checks: Royal London

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Critical illness claims down due to delayed health checks: Royal London

Royal London has highlighted declining cancer claims rates as a result of people delaying healthcare checks during the pandemic.

According to its claims data for 2019-2020, Royal London stated that critical illness claims were one fifth lower overall than expected. Claims for prostrate cancer, the most common cancer claim, fell by almost half (47%) between 2019 and 2020, while claims for testicular cancer dropped 38% during the same period. Craig Paterson, chief underwriter at Royal London, said that the impact of the pandemic on the NHS and healthcare services "understandable caused interruptions" to screenings, with...

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