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Life Insurance with Terminal Illness Cover Explained

Being diagnosed with a terminal illness is tough emotionally, mentally and physically, but your finances might also take a severe knock. When undergoing treatment for a terminal illness, medical expenses not covered by health insurance start piling up.
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Updated: 19 May 2024

A terminal illness benefit is usually automatically included in your life insurance policy, at no extra cost, and will typically pay out the full amount of your life cover or a set benefit, in advance, if your life expectancy is less than 12 to 24 months. However, insurers may require considerable evidence before paying out.

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