Scottish Widows updates critical illness definitions

'Removing complexity'

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Scottish Widows has updated the critical illness definitions for Scottish Widows Protect.

The insurer has changed its definition regarding additional payment for cancer in situ requiring surgery. It has also combined Alzheimer's disease and Dementia into one definition, as both are assessed in exactly the same way at claim stage Scottish Widows head of underwriting and claims strategy Scott Cadger said: "Removing complexity will also make things clearer and simpler for advisers and clients alike, with no complicated policy conditions to work out at that all-important point of claim." In October 2015, Scottish Widows returned to the intermediary market with the launch of a ...

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