Aviva updates critical illness cover features


Aviva has made changes to its critical illness (CI) cover - particularly concerning policyholders diagnosed with multiple sclerosis or who have had a stroke - with the aim of meeting more valid claims.

Customers diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) will no longer be required to present continuous symptoms for three months. Instead they will need a definite diagnosis with current symptoms. Similarly, if a customer suffers a stroke, they will no longer need to have permanent symptoms in order for their claim to be paid. Customers will also receive a payment of up to £20,000 if they are diagnosed with one of the following conditions: • Carcinoma in situ of the cervix requiring treatment with hysterectomy • Carcinoma in situ of the testicle requiring surgical removal of one or bo...

To continue reading this article...

Join Professional Adviser for free

  • Unlimited access to real-time news, industry insights and market intelligence
  • Stay ahead of the curve with spotlights on emerging trends and technologies
  • Receive breaking news stories straight to your inbox in the daily newsletters
  • Make smart business decisions with the latest developments in regulation, investing retirement and protection
  • Members-only access to the editor’s weekly Friday commentary
  • Be the first to hear about our events and awards programmes



Already a Professional Adviser member?


More on Critical Illness

Defaqto launches critical illness comparison tool

For Engage planning solution

Adam Saville
clock 12 February 2019 • 1 min read

Breast cancer still biggest cause of CI claims - Aegon

Group paid £56m in last decade

Adam Saville
clock 25 October 2018 • 1 min read

F&TRC rolls out age-banded critical illness analysis for advisers

Data from each insurer

Adam Saville
clock 27 September 2018 • 2 min read