Aviva has extended its critical-illness cover to protect consumers’ children up to the age of 21 if they are still in full-time education.
Previously, the provider would cover children under the parent’s CI policy up to the age of 18.
In July, Aviva increased the maximum child CI benefit from £20,000 to £25,000. This is an additional benefit, meaning the policy will still be in force following a claim for a child.
Aviva chief underwriter Robert Morrison says: “If a parent needs to take time off work to care for a child who is seriously ill, the additional child CI benefit can offer some financial support, without affecting the sum assured. This can be a great comfort to the family at a very stressful time.”