Critical Illness Cover

If you’re an employer who invests in critical illness cover, your business will benefit in a number of ways.

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Protect your staff with Critical Illness Cover

If one of your staff is diagnosed with a Critical Illness or needs a serious operation, this cover provides them with the necessary financial and emotional support. In the case of a claim, your staff will receive a tax-free lump sum to cover medical costs and replace any income lost during the course of treatment.

A Critical Illness policy reduces financial stress for your employees and lets them focus on getting better, and in some instances includes wellbeing support whether a claim is made or not.

How we can help

Group Critical Illness cover can often add value to your employee benefits package. Should a member of staff be ill, they will receive an amount directly into their bank account to replace the income they lose due to sickness.

We will ensure that as a business you have the most suitable policy. The needs of your company and staff will be taken into account meaning that should a claim need to be made you have the assurance that your policy will deliver.

Depending on the level of cover, your people will successfully claim for the following:

Standard Cover

  • Cancer
  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Major Organ Transplant

Extended Cover

  • Blindness
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Liver Failure
  • Terminal Illness

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Why Shire Health & Wellbeing?

We are experienced health insurance specialists dedicated to giving you fair and honest advice. Working with the UK’s leading health insurance providers, we’ll give you the information you need to find the right cover.

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