Does a pulmonary embolism fall under a critical illness claim?

I’ve recently had a pulmonary embolism, is that be covered under my critical illness insurance?

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Answered by Andrew Jenkinson

Hi Najib,

Thanks for your question.

I have reviewed some insurer documentation and generally a pulmonary embolism does not fall under a critical illness claim. Conditions defined as critical illness do vary from insurer to insurer and include conditions such as stroke, blindness and kidney failure. To find the exact list you would need to look at your policy documentation. There will be a list of between 35- 50 conditions.

Any medical conditions resulting from the pulmonary embolism may be covered by the policy so you could also check for these.

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