Critical Illness Benefits - Altrisk

By: Altrisk  11-11-2011

Critical illness insurance is exactly that – insurance that offers cover to the life insured should they develop or contract a critical illness. Why's it important? Because people don't always know what's lurking in their family trees, and many critical illnesses are actually inherited.

The 4 main critical illness conditions – which incidentally account for 75%-90% of all critical illness claims – are heart attack, cancer, stroke and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG).

We cover all 4 of these conditions under our 3 critical illness benefits: Basic, Core and Comprehensive. Our Basic benefit covers the above mentioned 4 main critical illnesses while our Core and Comprehensive benefits cover a total of 33 conditions and 54 conditions respectively.

All 3 of these benefits offer:

  • 2 payout options: maximum (100%) or severity based (25-100%)
  • Maximum cover of R4 million
  • 2 guarantee periods: fixed (15 years) and experience rated (annually reviewable)
  • Standalone or accelerated options
  • A 14-day survival period
  • Term up to age 65 or for life
  • A minimum entry age of 18
  • A maximum entry age of 65

Our Comprehensive Critical Illness benefit not only includes a catch-all benefit and automatic reinstatements, but even has a children's benefit, allowing the insured to claim for their children should they suffer from any of the conditions included under this benefit. And children's claims under this benefit don't affect the insured's cover.

Benefits in this range:

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Ancillary - Altrisk - for life

They support the main standalone benefits on a policy. Voluntary escalations of 0%-15% (premium and benefit. Ancillary benefits are not free-standing benefits. Maximum entry ages of either 55 or 60. Minimum entry ages of 18.


Disability benefits - Altrisk - for life

Think about it, if a family only had one breadwinner or needed both parents’ salaries just to survive, what would happen if that breadwinner or one of those parents could no longer work anymore. Disability insurance can also assist the policyholder with their business assurance needs in various situations such as on a buy and sell policy or a key man policy.


Income replacements - Altrisk - for life

Income replacement is designed to assist employed and self-employed individuals to stay afloat should they become temporarily or permanently disabled due to accident or illness and, as a result, are unable to work in their own or a similar occupation. For self-employed individuals we have a Business Overhead Protector which can pay a monthly income benefit for 12 months.


Specialists - Altrisk - for life

Specialist benefits are those products that generally fall outside the normal range of benefits we offer.


Guaranteed Insurability - Altrisk - for life

Our Guaranteed Insurability benefit allows the insured to increase the life, critical illness, disability and impairment cover on their policy with little or no underwriting necessary. The future increases in cover can be taken as either an increase to the base policy or as a new standalone policy. During life changing events: by up to 25% of the available guaranteed insurability amount.