Legal and General adds to group critical illness cover

Legal and General has added aplastic anaemia, bacterial meningitis, cardiomyopathy, encephalitis and liver failure cover to its group critical illness product.

Additional changes to the product include: a reduction in the survival period from 30 to 14 days for most illnesses, and an increase in the maximum benefit to up to five-times scheme earnings or £500,000, whichever is less.

Vanessa Sallows, underwriting and benefits director, group protection at Legal and General, said: “Employers and employees all over the country rely on critical illness cover to help them to cope with challenging circumstances.

“Expanding the range of illnesses that we cover means we can help more people when they are ill.”

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