Critical illness insurance

Medical advances mean that many previously fatal illnesses are now curable. Your employees are therefore more likely to suffer from a serious illness than a terminal condition. In fact, statistics show that one in four people will suffer from a critical illness between the ages of 30 and 60.*

Group critical illness cover will provide a lump sum payment to allow your employee and their family to solve some of the financial problems that may occur as a result of a critical illness or surgical procedure - including adjustments to the home, paying off the mortgage or the cost of medical expenses, for example. 

The lump sum is tax-free and is payable providing the employee survives for a defined period following the critical illness event.

How does critical illness cover help you and your business?

  • Helps minimise the pressure on your business when providing financial support for seriously ill employees
  • Contributes towards the cost of medical treatment in circumstances where other benefit options, such as private medical insurance, may not available to an employee
  • This in turn can sometimes help to reduce periods of sickness absence and aid a return to work

Find out more about critical illness cover today - c­all Willis Towers Watson Health & Benefits on 01606 352035, request a callback or complete our contact form and find out how we can help your business.


* Datamonitor UK Health Insurance 2003