Critical Illness Cover can offer you a lump sum on diagnosis of a specified illness or surgical procedure. It can be used to help you with bills and day-to-day expenses, or you could use it to fund private medical care.
Cover is provided by HSBC Life (UK) Limited. Please check the policy documents for full details as terms, conditions, limitations and exclusions apply.
You can also take out Critical Illness Cover as an add-on when you apply online for Life Cover.
If you'd like to buy a standalone Critical Illness Cover policy without life cover, our protection advice service is available - at no extra cost - to HSBC UK customers who are UK residents aged 18 and over.
A lump sum
You'll get a lump sum on diagnosis of a specified critical illness or surgical procedure.
Coverage for a variety of illnesses
Critical Illness Cover includes diagnosis of a range of critical illnesses or surgical procedures, including cancer, heart attack and stroke.
Reliable pay outs
HSBC Life paid over 98% of claims in 2022
Why get cover with us
- terminal illness
- cancer - excluding less advanced cases
- heart attack
- multiple sclerosis
- alzheimers or dementia
As with all insurance policies, certain terms and conditions, exclusions, and limitations will apply.
We won’t usually cover you within the first 90 days of the policy start date or if you don’t survive for a period of 10 days from the date of diagnosis.
With Critical Illness Cover bought as an add-on, if you cancel your Critical Illness policy or make a successful claim, your Critical Illness policy will end but your Life Cover policy will continue. If you cancel your Life Cover policy or make a successful Life Cover claim, your Critical Illness Cover will end.
For full details of cover available as an add on when you apply for Life Cover online, download the policy document.
If you already have a policy, your existing terms may vary. Please call us on 0345 745 6125 to find out more.
Lines are open 08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).
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Who can apply?
You can apply for life insurance from us if you're a UK resident (not including the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man). You also need to be registered for online banking or mobile banking. For joint cover, only one person needs to be registered.
You're eligible for Life Cover if you're:
- over 17 and under 70 years of age
- cover must end before your 80th birthday
You're eligible for Critical Illness Cover if you're:
- aged between 17 and 69 when the policy starts
- cover must end before your 75th birthday
Need Critical Illness Cover after your 75th birthday? Please speak to a protection adviser.
Things to know
How to apply
When applying for an HSBC mortgage, one of our Mortgage Advisers will also be able to discuss Critical Illness Cover with you.