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 Life Cover TypeAgeMaximum 
MinimumMax New CoverCover ExpiresAmountTerm
LV=
Life Insurance
varies
17
years
79
years
84
years
Unlimited
45
years
AA
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
up to
77
years
79
years
Unlimited
40
years
AEGON
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
up to
83
years
84
years
Unlimited
50
years
Ageas
Life Insurance
varies
17
years
86
years
89
years
Unlimited
70
years
Aviva
Life Insurance
varies
16
years
up to
89
years
up to
90
years
Unlimited
up to
50
years
Beagle Street
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
64
years
70
years
£750,000
40
years
Bright Grey
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
up to
88
years
up to
89
years
up to
£10,000,000
up to
72
years
Clydesdale Bank
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
up to
77
years
79
years
Unlimited
40
years
Connells
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
59
years
69
years
---
40
years
Forester
Life Insurance
varies
16
years
79
years
84
years
Unlimited
69
years
Friends Life
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
59
years
69
years
---
40
years
Legal & General
Life Insurance
varies
from
17
years
up to
77
years
80
years
Unlimited
40
years
Legal & General, voted Best Life Insurance Provider (Personal Touch Awards 2014), offer life insurance from just £6 per month.
MetLife
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
59
years
69
years
£850,000
35
years
Nationwide
Life Insurance
varies
17
years
up to
77
years
79
years
Unlimited
40
years
NatWest
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
89
years
90
years
Unlimited
40
years
NFU Mutual
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
---
---
up to
£3,000,000
---
Old Mutual Wealth
 
Life Insurance
Level Term Life Assurance
16
years
85
years
up to
Unlimited
up to
£18,000,000
up to
Unlimited
Prudential
Life Insurance
varies
16
years
up to
74
years
up to
79
years
£20,000,000
up to
70
years
RBS
Life Insurance
varies
18
years
89
years
90
years
Unlimited
40
years
Sainsbury's Bank
 
Life Insurance
varies
17
years
up to
77
years
79
years
Unlimited
40
years
Sainsbury's Life Insurance, provided by Legal & General, starts from £5 per month. Get £60 to spend in store if youre a new customer. 12 x £5 vouchers issued over a 6 month period. Offer ends 29/12/14.
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Can You Get Life Insurance After Cancer?

by DominicJ from money.co.uk

Finding life insurance after beating cancer can feel like an impossible task but cover is available. We explain how to find life insurance for cancer survivors and why searching for the right policy is really worthwhile.

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What is life insurance for cancer survivors?

Life insurance for cancer survivors is no different to standard life insurance, it just tends to be more expensive and can be more difficult to find.

Like with standard life insurance, you pay a monthly direct debit or annual fee to maintain your policy and should the worst happen a lump sum is paid out to your loved ones.

Having survived cancer you will find that it's only after you receive your life insurance quote that your medical history will be checked, which can result in a more expensive policy and exclusions on the level of cover provided.

For further information on the different levels of cover offered you can read our guide How to Compare Life Insurance Policies.

What you need to know

When searching for quotes on life insurance for cancer survivors the process can be lengthy, but putting in the time at this stage can make the difference between finding the best policy for you or taking out a policy that doesn't really suit your needs.

If you choose to compare quotes online you will be offered a price based on your personal information, but not your medical history.

If you continue with an application for life insurance you will need to complete a medical questionnaire which will usually take 20-30 minutes.

This form is used to determine whether an insurance provider, or their underwriter, can offer you the life insurance you need.

You may be asked to provide further information from your doctor about your medical history. In this instance a consent form will either be sent out to you to complete or a version will be offered to download.

Speak to an expert before you apply

If possible, you should speak to an Independent Financial Advisor (IFA) who specialises in life insurance.

IFA's usually take a commission or charge a fee when you take out a life insurance policy through them, but this cost can be outweighed by the support, guidance and product knowledge they can offer you.

If you apply directly by phone or in person you have the benefit of speaking to a specialist who will be able to offer you advice on life insurance, and talk you through the entire process from quotation to underwriter to finalised life insurance policy.

You will still need to provide information from your doctor on your medical history if it is required, but you will have a personal advisor to talk you through each step.

Comparing prices on life insurance for cancer survivors

You can search online and compare prices on several different life insurance providers, but the real comparison on price will come following the completion of a medical questionnaire.

Don't let the time needed to complete these forms put you off, as some insurance underwriters will have different levels of acceptance depending on your personal situation.

Take your time when shopping for the best policy for life insurance after cancer and you can find the cheapest policy available for the cover you need.