Bupa to cease offering restrictions on cancer cover

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Cancer treatment costs increased sharply in 2005 and 2006 due to the introduction of new drugs and in response to this the health insurance market developed financial benefit caps and time restrictions to limit financial exposure for client businesses.

However, the healthcare giant said experience had shown that these meant that patients who claimed on their policies could be left vulnerable at critical points in their treatment. Bupa added that the varying cost of cancer drugs also made it very

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