The case for partial payments

Julie Hopkins considers the case for adding partial benefit payment for DCIS treated with mastectomy


Julie Hopkins considers the case for adding partial benefit payment for DCIS treated with mastectomy and asks whether coverage could be extended to all DCIS diagnoses resulting in surgery

With the discussions on total permanent disability, and with comparison sites now focusing on weighting the value of the conditions covered before awarding scores, critical illness is well and truly back in the spotlight. At the time of writing at least six providers offer partial payments for mastectomy following a diagnosis of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS). Such payments don’t yet score highly with the comparison sites because the number of claims paid so far is low – however, it can only be a matter of time before this changes. So, what is Ductal Carcinoma in Situ? DCIS is the mo...

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