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Critical Illness Rider

A rider added to a life insurance policy to protect the insured against financial loss in the event of a terminal illness. A critical illness rider makes living benefits payable to the insured for medical expenses prior to death.Generally, the extra cover is equal to the sum assured on the base policy and is paid upon diagnosis of the illness.While the illnesses covered and the premiums vary among insurers, most insurers cover cancer, coronary artery bypass, heart attack, kidney/renal failure, major organ transplant and paralytic stroke.

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