Vitality has introduced a raft of changes and improvements to its Serious Illness plan. These include adding four new conditions:
• Desmond-type fibromatosis.
• Myasthenia gravis.
• Necrotising fasciitis.
• Severe sepsis.
In addition, changes have been made to a number of conditions’ definitions, including on:
• Heart attack.
• Motor neurone disease.
• Brain and spinal tumour.
• Third degree burns.
• Guillain-Barre Syndrome.
• Children’s TPD.
• Children’s cover. This now includes a children’s hospitalisation benefit (£100 a day for 14 or more consecutive nights up to £3K max) and cover for type 1 diabetes.
• Waiting lists. Twenty three conditions that require surgery will now be paid out on admission to an NHS waiting list rather than having to wait for the surgery itself.
• Booster. This allows the payment percentages on certain conditions to be increased to 100% payout.