Five-star rated Serious Illness Cover
Critical illness can strike at any time. One in two people in the UK will develop some form of cancer during their lives1, every seven minutes someone will have a heart attack and every 12 minutes someone will have a stroke2.
WHAT IT DOES
Our Serious Illness Cover helps protect you financially if you fall ill with one of the 178 conditions we cover. We’ll pay you out a cash lump sum based on the severity of your condition – meaning that you can focus all your energies on making a full recovery.
HOW IT WORKS
Unlike typical critical illness cover, we pay out for the less severe conditions as well as the more critical ones. So if you get ill and need to claim, we’ll give you a percentage of your cover depending on how severe your condition is. This means that if a condition gets caught early on, we’ll pay you out a portion to alleviate the stress, but you’ll also have the rest of your cover should you need to claim again and again.
Compared to a typical Critical Illness Policy
You're up to three times more likely to get a payout with us8
116% more likely to get a payout for cancer with us8
34% more likely to get a payout for heart attack with us8
25% more likely to get a payout for a stroke with us8
We cover nearly two times as many conditions7
We cover all heart attacks and strokes5
We cover more cancers than any other insurer5
We payout based on how severe your condition is
We cover the earlier stages of certain conditions
You can claim more than once if you have cover left
Explore our Serious Illness Cover
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Dementia and FrailCare Cover - to help you with later life needs
Dementia and FrailCare Cover provide protection for conditions relevant to ageing, including dementia, Alzheimer's, stroke and frailty. It starts when your Serious Illness Cover term ends and is available with Vitality or Wellness Optimisers at no initial additional cost, you just continue to pay your premium when Dementia and FrailCare Cover begins.
Dementia and FrailCare Cover is capped at £100,000 and applies to a minimum Serious Illness Cover term of 10 years and a maximum age of 60 at entry.
40% off monthly gym fees
Gym discount available at participating Virgin Active, Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing or David Lloyds Clubs. Minimum monthly premiums and terms and conditions apply.
Having the right footwear is key to enjoy activity to the full and to prevent injury. That's why we also partner with Sweatshop to offer 50% off a pair of sport shoes4. Sweatshop will cease to be a Vitality Reward Partner on 31st December 2018. From 1st January 2019, Vitality members will be able to get 50% discount on specialist running shoes from Runners Need.
2 Heart UK, 2016
3 Available with Wellness Optimiser or Vitality Optimiser for an additional fee of £3.80 per month. Available at participating gyms in our Vitality Network. Applies to Flexible Individual Platinum membership at selected David Lloyd Clubs. This offer does not apply to the Virgin Active Chiswick Riverside Health and Racquet club.
Virgin Active joining fees are £50 for all clubs other than Classic Collection clubs, where joining fees are up to £75.
4 Offer applies to one pair of sport shoes every year.
The Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing discount is available at selected clubs. Applies to one month contracts. A joining fee of £30 will apply.
40% off Individual Flexible Platinum membership fees at selected David Lloyd Clubs. A joining fee of £60 will apply.
5 Defaqto verified Competitor Comparisons, Sep 2018
6 Defaqto September 2017.
7 The average number of conditions that typical critical illness policies cover is 48. Source: Defaqto, 2017
8 Hannover Re UK Life Branch February 2017
9 Defaqto verified, April 2018