Cancer Essentials

Cover starts from £1.68 per month

Price based on an 18 year old non-smoker – prices increase with age.

With 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK at risk of being diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime, have you thought about how you and your family would cope financially and emotionally if it happened to you?

Cancer Essentials is our new health insurance product, designed to provide you with essential support should you be diagnosed with cancer.

Watch our video, which explains more about how to make the best use of a Cancer Essentials policy and the claims process.

Video transcript

Cancer Health Essentials

What are Aviva Health Essentials? Cancer Essentials

The UK population is on the increase, and the NHS is treating more people but under heavy financial pressure.

So at Aviva we’ve been thinking why don’t we develop products which support, complement and supplement the care you receive from the NHS? making the products simple to understand, relevant to everyone and affordable. The NHS is a fantastic service which we all love it just sometimes needs a bit of extra help.

And this is why we have created Aviva Health Essentials, our new range of innovative Health offers.

What does Cancer Health Essentials offer?

The cost and development of new Cancer drugs can be very expensive.

And because the NHS does not have limitless amounts of money, it sometimes has to decline to offer these treatments.

So, we thought why not create a product which gives people cover for this eventuality?

Cancer Essentials will pay up to £100,000 if an NHS consultant cancer specialist recommends a drug for a patient which the NHS is unable to fund.

Cancer research says that 1 in 2 people born after 1960 are at risk of being diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

We understand the worries that you and your family will have if you’re diagnosed with cancer.

And we will give you £5,000 to help you cope financially whilst having treatment.

You and your family will also be provided with support from a team of personal nurse advisors, who’ll be on hand to provide practical advice about your diagnosis and treatment.

We also offer unlimited use of a confidential GP helpline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Because the cover is focused on where it is needed, supplementing rather than replacing NHS care, we can keep the costs very low.

For a 30 year old non-smoker, just £2.16 a month, and for a 50 year old non smoker, just £5.31 per month.

We’ve also made it extremely simple to buy online, with just four questions to answer. And once bought, you can access all your documents online, make changes to your policy and make a claim, all at the click of a button.

Cancer Essentials is available to people aged between 18 and 70 and can only be purchased online.

Cancer Essentials, making the best healthcare accessible to everyone in the UK.

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What’s covered?

  • A one-off payment of £5,000 if you are diagnosed with cancer
  • Up to £100,000 for drugs recommended by an NHS specialist if they aren’t approved by the NHS on financial grounds.
  • Access to RedArc – you and your family will be provided with emotional support and practical advice from a team of personal nurse advisors, who’ll be on hand to provide support during your diagnosis and treatment
  • Unlimited use of a confidential GP helpline, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year

For more information on what’s covered please see our Terms and conditions.

Low premiums

Cancer Essentials can only be purchased online, which means we don’t pay for expensive call centres. Plus, by just focusing on the cover we think will help support you and your family if you are diagnosed with cancer. It all helps to keep your premiums down.

So why not get a quote today and see just how affordable Cancer Essentials cover could be?

Is Cancer Essentials cover available to everyone?

Cancer Essentials is available to adults aged between 18 and 70. The product is not available to those who have already been diagnosed with cancer or are waiting for the result of tests or have been placed on or advised to join a screening or review programme because they’re considered to be at a higher risk of developing cancer.

We will cover all types of cancer diagnosis except non-melanoma skin cancer (unless it has spread to lymph nodes or organs) and prostate cancer (unless active treatment is recommended by the NHS).

Source - 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK statistic provided by Cancer Research UK accessed September 2015.

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