Get cover against cancer
Starting from just £2.03 a month, our Cancer Essentials cover provides a cash benefit and up to £100,000 towards specialist drugs if you’re diagnosed with cancer. This is based on an 18-year-old non-smoker (prices increase with age).
£5,000 cash benefit
We’ll give you a £5,000 cash sum upon cancer diagnosis to help ease any financial concerns
£100,000 cancer drugs cover
We’ll cover up to £100,000 for specialist cancer drugs if the NHS won’t pay for them
Get access to a personal nurse adviser who can provide valuable support and advice around your diagnosis
Is Cancer Essentials right for you?
A cancer diagnosis is one of life's most difficult prospects. But that's where our Cancer Essentials cover is designed to come in – supplementing the care you’ll receive on the NHS with extra support that helps provide genuine peace of mind.
Focus on what matters
With our cover, you’ll receive a cash benefit upon diagnosis, giving you the breathing space to take time out with your family or ease any financial concerns. Our 24/7 GP helpline means you’ll also have access to round-the-clock telephone advice from a medical professional, all year round.
We offer increased emotional and financial support if you’re diagnosed with cancer, including £100,000 of cover for cancer drugs if the NHS won’t pay for them – so you won’t need to worry about access to potentially lifesaving treatment.
What’s covered with Cancer Essentials?
Cancer Essentials helps deliver the support you need to cope with a cancer diagnosis.
- £5,000 cash payout
If you’re diagnosed with cancer, we’ll give you a cash sum of £5,000 to spend however you want – whether it’s to help pay domestic bills or towards a trip away for you and your family
- £100,000 cancer drugs cover
If your NHS specialist recommends drugs for your cancer treatment that the NHS won’t pay for on financial grounds, we will – up to £100,000
- 24/7 GP helpline
A dedicated team of GPs are on hand to talk over your symptoms, side-effects and other concerns you might have about your illness or ongoing treatment
- Cancer advice helpline
You’ll get support from a cancer helpline service, featuring a range of services from a dedicated Personal Nurse Adviser – offering emotional support, home visits or a series of calls from a specialist nurse
What's not covered
Unfortunately, there are a few things Cancer Essentials can’t cover:
- Pre-existing cancer
We’re unable to cover you if you’ve already been diagnosed with cancer
- Non-melanoma skin cancer
Unless it has spread to lymph nodes or organs
- Prostate cancer
Unless active treatment is recommended by an NHS specialist
Are you eligible?
If you live permanently in the UK, are aged 17-80 and not subject to any of the exclusions noted below, we can cover you.
We can’t cover you if:
- You’ve previously had cancer
- You’re aware of symptoms (eg an abnormal lump or mole) or awaiting tests/investigations to be carried out
- You’ve been placed on or advised to join a screening or review programme because you’re considered to have a higher risk of developing cancer
Looking for different cover?
We’ve got other standalone health insurance products that help protect your wellbeing.
Private Health Insurance
Get prompt access to a wide network of private UK medical facilities and choose from a range of flexible healthcare benefits – the ideal all-round cover for you and your family.
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