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Ellis Financial | Serious Illness Cover Comparison table

Serious Illness Cover Comparison table (as at October 2004)

Company &
Name of Plan
Eagle Star
Life &
Serious Illness
- GTP Plan
Canada Life
Flexible
Term Plan
Friends First
Life Protector
(Guaranteed)
Hibernian
Life
Mastercover
Irish Life
Life
Cash Cover
New Ireland
Term
Assurance Plan
Bank of Ireland
Life
Life Care
Ark Life
AIB
Lifeline Specific
Illness Plan
Specified Illness
AIDS/HIV as a result of
blood transfusion
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
AIDS/HIV as a result of
accidental occupational
infection*
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
AIDS/HIV as a result of
physical assault
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Aorta Graft SurgeryYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Aplastic AnaemiaYesYesNoYesNoNoNoYes
Bacterial MeningitisYesYesYesYesChildren
covered only
YesYesYes
Balloon ValvulastomyYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Benign Brain TumourYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Blindness (permanent
and total loss of vision
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Cancer
(invasive cancers)
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
CardiomyopathyYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYes
ComaYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Coronary Artery Disease
requiring surgery
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Coronary Catheter
Treatment
YesYesYesYesNoNoNoYes
Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Disease (CJD)
YesYesYesYesNoNoNoYes
Dementia (including
Alzheimer's Disease
YesAlzheimer's
Disease only
Alzheimer's
Disease only
YesAlzheimer's
Disease only
Alzheimer's
Disease only
Alzheimer's
Disease only
Alzheimer's
Disease only
Emphysema (severe)YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
EncephalitisYesYesNoYesNoNoYesYes
Heart AttackYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Heart Valve &
Structural Surgery
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Kidney Failure
(end stage)
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Liver Failure
(end stage)
YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
Loss of Hearing
(permanent & Total)
YesYesYesYesYes to
age 65
YesYesYes
Loss of independent
Existence
YesYesOptionalYesYesYesYesYes
Loss of speech
(permanent & total)
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Loss of two
or more limbs
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Major Head TraumaYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
Major Organ
Transplantation
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Motor Neurone DiseaseYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Multiple SclerosisYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Muscular DystrophyYesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Paralysis
(two or more limbs)
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Parkinson's Disease
(idopathic)
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Permanent Total
Disablement (based on
activities of daily work)
YesYesOptionalYesNoOptionalNoYes
Pulmonary Artery
Surgery
YesYesNoYesNoNoNoNo
Rheumatoid Arthritis
(severe)
YesYesYesYesNoNoNoNo
Severe Burns
(third degree)
YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
StrokeYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Systemic Lupus
Erythematosus (SLE)
YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
Terminal IllnessYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Guaranteed InsurabilityYesNoNoNoNoNoYes on life
cover only
No

Important Notes:

Source: Eagle Star for eagle Star's list of illnesses. Website information for Irish Life, Friends First, Hibernian Life and Pensions, Bank of Ireland Life, Ark Life. AdviserPlus Document Store for Canada Life and New Ireland.

* Certain occupations