How it works
Having financial support at a time of physical and emotional stress can ensure that you are able to take the time off work, pay for specialist treatment or even cover day-to-day household bills such as childcare. Serious illness cover can be purchased as an additional benefit to most life insurance policies. It pays out a tax-free, cash lump sum if you are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness such as cancer, heart attack or stroke. With a Zurich policy, over 70 illnesses are covered (subject to policy terms and conditions).