Real support when you need it most

According to cancer research groups, 83% of people diagnosed with cancer face financial hardship. People often have to reduce working hours and income, when at the same time they are having to cope with additional costs, such as travel, additional heating, home help and non-prescription medication.

Cancer Essentials provides cash to help cover some of the costs of being ill, as well as working with the NHS to give you access to cancer drugs and a specialist support and guidance helpline.

Cancer Essentials for customers of Lime, is distributed and administered by Lime International Ltd. This product is developed and managed by Aviva Health UK Limited and underwritten by Aviva Insurance Limited.

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What is Cancer Essentials?

Providing financial and emotional support, on diagnosis of cancer.

This includes up to £100,000 to cover the costs of cancer drugs recommended by your NHS specialist but not funded by the NHS and a £5,000 cash benefit paid on diagnosis of cancer.

By focusing on the important bits, and reducing the costs, Cancer Essentials is designed to provide valuable protection at a price you can afford.

£3.33 per month for a 38 year old, non-smoker.


What does it do?

Cancer Essentials cover provides a cash benefit on diagnosis of most cancers of £5,000. The policy will also cover up to £100,000 for cancer drugs if the NHS won’t pay for them on financial grounds

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Who can get covered?

It is open to people in the UK aged 18-70. It is available online, immediately and with just a handful of questions.

What isn’t covered?

Unfortunately, you can’t be covered if you have had cancer within the last 10 years, and it won’t cover non-melanoma skin cancers or prostate cancer that doesn’t require active treatment.

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What is covered?

If you are diagnosed with cancer, you will receive £5,000 cash benefit and access to a drugs fund of up to £100,000 for recommended drugs that the NHS won’t fund. There’s also access to a helpline for support and guidance when you need it.

How long do I sign up for?

This is an annually renewable contract. You can review your cover at anytime, to make sure you have the right cover at the right time.

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What does it cosT?

Premiums are based on age and whether you smoke or not, and are designed to make this cover affordable for everyone.

Who ensures I get my Benefits?

Your insurance is provided by Aviva Health UK Limited, part of one of the UK’s largest insurance companies, who have been providing protection for over 320 years.

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Get protected


To read more see: Insurance Product Information Document

*£2.03pm 18 year old non-smoker | £2.81pm 18 year old smoker

£2.51pm 28 year old non-smoker | £3.49pm 28 year old smoker

£3.33pm 38 year old non-smoker | £4.62pm 38 year old smoker

**Source: Macmillan Cancer Support