Insurance Age

Private medical insurance policies lack clarity on cancer care, says charity

The study, ‘Covering Cancer: Survey of Corporate healthcare / Private Medical Insurance (PMI) providers’, surveyed 11 major UK PMI providers to assess each of their main corporate medical insurance policies for cancer, including issues such as scope and standard of cover, treatments included within the cover and limits on cover.

Steve Clements, principal in Mercer’s health & benefits team, said: “One in three people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in their life. Some of