Paul Roberts: Responsibility beyond the critical illness claim

Giving clients a second chance at protection

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Old Mutual Wealth's Paul Roberts explores how insurers can reinstate or continue cover following a critical illness claim

Every year medical science comes on leaps and bounds. So much so that according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), a male born between 2014 and 2016 now has a 21% chance of surviving to at least age 90, while a female has a 32% chance of doing the same. This is partly to do with medicine's ability to treat diseases that were previously considered terminal. But, modern medicine cannot fix everything and sadly in many cases, you can sometimes cure the illness but the chances are it might come back. For example, over 1.2 million people in the UK have survived some form of a stro...

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