Aviva group protection

Aviva group protection

Aviva has launched a group protection product which includes a full suite of workplace products and services.

Aviva managing director for group protection Steve Bridger said: “We want to offer our clients and members the best possible security and support when they need it most, and the proposition we have created does exactly that.

“We have taken a good look at the market and adapted our products to create a better fit with people’s lives.

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“More and more people are surviving cancer and then going back to work, and it was important to recognise that.”

Key features

■ The option to offer employees cover when they have been previously diagnosed with cancer on both critical illness and cancer cover products.

■ Enhancements to the existing critical illness definitions.

■ A wide range of value added services including access to support service RedArc and specialist second opinion service Best Doctors.

Adviser view

Sebastian van Mook, an adviser with Shropshire-based Abacus Associates, said: “I am aware of one case in which the person had a cancer removed but then managed to get some critical illness cover, so there are providers out there who will consider it.”