Compare Life Insurance
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AEGON Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
Unlimited Cover
Maximum Term
50 years or 84 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
83 years
AIG Life Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
Unlimited Cover
Maximum Term
70 years or 89 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
86 years
Aviva Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
Unlimited Cover
Maximum Term
50 years or 90 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
89 years
Bright Grey Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
£10,000,000
Maximum Term
72 years or 89 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
88 years
Friends Life Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
-
Maximum Term
40 years or 69 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
59 years
Legal & General Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
Unlimited Cover
Maximum Term
40 years or 80 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
77 years
LV= Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
Unlimited Cover
Maximum Term
45 years or 84 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
79 years
Old Mutual Wealth Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
£18,000,000
Maximum Term
Whole of Life
Maximum Age for New Cover
85 years
Scottish Provident Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
Unlimited Cover
Maximum Term
40 years or 85 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
79 years
VitalityLife Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
£20,000,000
Maximum Term
60 years or 79 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
74 years
Zurich Life Insurance
Maximum Cover
Unlimited Cover
Maximum Term
50 years or 84 years of age
Maximum Age for New Cover
83 years

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Can you get life insurance after cancer?

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.

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.

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