Zurich announces 2010 CI claims stats

Life/Critical Illness

Zurich paid out 91% of claims for critical illness insurance in 2010, the same proportion as the previous year.

Of claims declined, 8% were due to the definition of the condition not being met while less than 1% were as a result of non disclosure. 

The data shows a marginal decrease in the number of critical illness claims paid out in 2010 at 787 compared to 2009 where 814 cases were settled at a value of £62.3m. 

Cancer remains the most common condition accounting for half of total critical illness claims paid in 2010. This was followed by heart attack which made up 12% of claims, followed by stroke for 7% and multiple sclerosis for 3% of claims.

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