Adding Critical Illness cover to your Life Insurance policy helps to ease the burden on your family at a difficult time.
Having Critical Illness cover means that if you suffer from one of the 24 conditions specified in your policy, you will receive a lump sum payment to use however you need.
If Critical Illness cover is added to your policy we’ll pay the owner of your policy a tax-free lump sum payment if one of the twenty-four conditions covered under the policy is diagnosed.
Cancer diagnoses are the most common reason we pay Critical Illness claims, but you’ll also be covered in the event of a heart attack, stroke and many other conditions.
Please note: If your policy talks about ‘Serious Illness’ not ‘Critical Illness’ then you have a policy that was no longer available after 2018. This covers different conditions. Click here to see what you’re covered for. If you’d like to change your policy to Critical Illness you will need to apply. You can do that here.
You can pay your Pinnacle Life premiums monthly, six-monthly or yearly. We prefer it if you pay by direct debit, however we also accept internet banking/automatic payment, cheque (for six monthly or annual premiums only), or credit card. When paying via credit card, a charge of 3.95% is added to your premiums.
We do not accept weekly or fortnightly payments.
We think iIt’s good to be prepared when we don’t know what the future may hold. Trauma insurance takes care of the bigger unknowns by covering most major health conditions. By adding trauma cover alongside life insurance, know that you will be well-taken care of, no matter what.
We offer cover to people aged between 18 and 75. Specifically, the age limits are:
For Life Insurance
For Income Protection
For Critical Illness (note you can only apply for Critical Illness at the same time that you apply for life insurance)
For Disability Cover (note you can only apply for Disability Cover at the same time that you apply for life insurance)
There are 24 conditions covered by trauma insurance. You can find a list here of Pinnacle Life Critical Illness Definitions. Most common conditions are a cancer diagnosis, heart attack, or stroke.
Trauma insurance covers you for specific medical conditions. Once diagnosed, you may be eligible to receive a tax-free, lump-sum payment that can be used in any way you like if your ailment is one of the 24 conditions covered by our policy. Help to fund your care or to look after your family members, trauma insurance is there to help you during difficult times. You can only buy it alongside life cover, you can’t buy it as a seperate policy.
If you are diagnosed with a critical illness, this cover will pay you a tax-free lump sum. Some people use it to pay bills while they aren’t able to work, to help fund their treatment, or to get some extra help at home. It can help make your life easier while you are dealing with an illness.
Critical Illness covers you the first time you are diagnosed with any one of 24 different conditions. We also offer Serious Illness Cover which protects you the first time you are diagnosed with one of four serious conditions.
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