Aviva makes cancer cover more flexible
Aviva customers who cut their out-patient cover to save money can now get increased out-patient cancer protection, following a review of the way the reduced option is applied.
Under the rules, customers who reduce their out-patient cover on their healthier solutions or solutions private medical insurance will get a better deal from the reduced out-patient cover option for out-patient treatment that is needed after cancer diagnosis.
This means any new customers with a healthier solutions plan or cover on a solutions group policy will be able to claim in full for out-patient consultations, tests and treatments needed after a cancer diagnosis.
Full cover for out-patient radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment, and CT, MRI and PET scans at a recognised diagnostic centre will remain standard benefits on the reduced out-patient option.
Existing Aviva customers will also benefit from the enhanced cancer cover. Healthier solutions and solutions customers who have selected one of the reduced out-patient benefit options will have the previous benefit and consultation limits removed after a cancer diagnosis.
The enhancements apply to all customers who bought or renewed a healthier solutions or solutions policy on or after 1 January 2012.
Dr Doug Wright, medical director for Aviva UK Health, said: “Our cancer pledge is to provide extensive cover to customers undergoing cancer treatment.
“We introduced the pledge to make it easy for our customers to understand what they are covered for in relation to cancer and this change makes it even easier; whatever level of out-patient benefit they choose, customers diagnosed with cancer know that they have out-patient cover.”
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