Our priority is to help customers when they are at their most vulnerable and to pay as many claims as we can as soon as we can


Russell Whitworth, Underwriting and Claims Director

Critical illness cover.

Get critical illness cover today!

We never think a critical illness is going to happen to us, especially when we feel fit and healthy, but it can and does. 

If the worst does happen, it's important to make sure you're financially protected against the impact a critical illness could have on you and your family. 

Help make sure you're protected from as little as £6 a month.

Our Critical Illness Cover at a glance:

  • Critical Illness Cover is designed to pay out your chosen amount of cover if you're diagnosed with a specified critical illness that we cover during the length of your policy.
  • Critical Illness Cover can be added when you take out a life insurance policy at an additional cost. Get a Critical Illness Cover quote today.
  • Critical Illness Cover for your children is included at no extra charge. Terms and conditions apply. 

Our claims payout

In 2013 we paid out £242 million in Critical Illness and Terminal Illness claims, helping over 3400 people when they needed it most.

Important things you need to know:

Get a quote online

Or call us on 0800 027 1976
8am to 8pm Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm Saturday.

We may record and monitor calls and call charges will vary.

Key Information for new customers

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We aim to manage all of our claims with compassion and competence. To ensure we are able to do this our claims staff are trained by the Samaritans.

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