Practical issues

Share experiences and advice on practical issues when living with cancer, such as money, work, benefits, transport, food and drink, organising support at home, or getting specialist equipment.

Income Protection: What can I expect from the Insurance provider?

TravelKing
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Hello I am looking for some advice on understanding how Insurance companies operate.I was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in Jan 2018 and decided to stop work and avail of an income protection policy that I have which pays 60% of my salary after a 6 month deferral period. The policy kicked in Aug as expected. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge around what can I expect from the insurance provider in relation to medical exams / checkups. I am currently as I see it a liability to the insurance company and I expect that they will be keen to try and get me back to work as soon as possible. Thanks  

latchbrook
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Hi

Although I don't know the answer to your question I noticed that your post had gone unanswered.

I think the best way of getting an answer to this is to give the Macmillan Support Line a call on 0808 808 0000. It's free to call and the financial guidance team are available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Best wishes x

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TravelKing
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Thanks so much, Yes this is somehting I will do if I dont get some answers here, although I am sure there are many members here that have faced the same challenes, Hope all is ok for you latchbrook,

latchbrook
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I'm fine thank you . Just had a three monthly check up on Wednesday and everything's still okay. 

Take care

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