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Scottish Widows Releases Critical Illness Cover Claims Figures
Date:5/29/2009

Scottish Widows paid over £28m in critical illness cover claims between November 2007 and October 2008, Only 2% of critical illness claims were declined due to non-disclosure, The three main reasons for claims - cancer, heart related and stroke

Edinburgh, UK (PRWEB) May 29, 2009 -- Scottish Widows, one of the most trusted brands in life insurance*, has today published details of its critical illness cover claims, showing that between November 2007 and October 2008 an average of £543,000 was paid out each week. This is equivalent to more than £28 million over the 12 month period.

For the third year in a row, the number of claims turned down as a result of non-disclosure has reduced, with it now down to 2% (5% the previous year).

Richard Jones, Head of Protection at Scottish Widows commented, "We're pleased to have increased the claims we've paid and to have significantly reduced the number of claims declined due to non-disclosure. This reduction in non-disclosure can be put down to a number of factors including the adoption of the Association of British Insurers Code of Conduct on non-disclosure, which has increased the number of proportionate claims that are paid. In addition to this, we've simplified application forms and processes and also produced literature to help Financial Advisers and customers understand the importance of disclosing all relevant information."

Over the course of 2008, the main three reasons for a claim were cancer, heart related and stroke. The average age for female claimants was 45, with men three years older at 48.

The average term of policy at claim is five years and cancer is still the main reason for a claim by both men and women, with breast cancer affecting 51% o
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