Cancer and heart commitment for AXA PPP

AXA PPP healthcare is enhancing its support for policyholders affected by cancer or by heart disease. With immediate effect, the medical insurer is providing full cover for licensed cancer drugs – without time or monetary limits, and for as long as the patient needs them – on its standard level of cover for individuals* and SME groups.**

9 January 2012

Posted in Product

by John DuBois (see media contact)

For cancer treatment, AXA PPP is also waiving any monetary limits that may apply to out-patient tests and consultations.

In addition, AXA PPP is extending its freephone Dedicated Nurse service, which it currently offers to members undergoing treatment for cancer, to support members who are diagnosed with a heart condition - providing them and their families with access to a dedicated nurse who can discuss their queries and concerns, bringing understanding and reassurance at what can be a difficult and uncertain time.

For those who've been treated for cancer or undergone heart surgery,*** there is the peace of mind of a 'no time limit' approach to paying for follow-up tests and consultations to monitor their progress and recovery over the longer term.

Further features of AXA PPP's enhanced cover for cancer include:

  • Benefit for experimental cancer drug treatment when undertaken as part of an ethical clinical trial.
  • Hospice benefit: a charitable donation of £100 per night for care provided in a registered hospice or for hospice care provided at home - without a time or monetary limit.
  • Additional expenses support: including £150 towards wigs and up to £5,000 to cover the cost of external prostheses such as eyes or limbs.


AXA PPP's commercial director Fergus Craig said:

"We want our members to be confident that, if they need treatment for cancer or a heart problem, we're committed to supporting them - not just by settling their medical bills but also by helping them through our Dedicated Nurse service and by providing additional benefits that can help to make life a little easier when they need it most."

These enhancements apply both to new customers and to existing AXA PPP members with immediate effect.

AXA PPP's large corporate and healthcare trust customers will continue to have the option to choose their level of cover for treatment of cancer (ranging from no cover to enhanced levels of cover).

For more information visit AXAPPPhealthcare.co.uk