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Cancer survivors are no longer treated differently in the closing of insurance

People who have been treated for their cancer, and for at least ten years of disease-free, have will have the same rights to a life insurance like other people. The Minister Wopke Hoekstra (Finance), has had it with insurance companies and patient organisations, arrangements will be made.

For the persons who before the age of eighteen, cancer has been diagnosed, there is a period of five years following their recovery.

Ex-cancer patients have a certain time limit, not on the insurer to notify them that they have cancer, have had, as well as to their medical history are required. They are no longer to be feared, that the disease plays an important role in the provision of, or the determination of the premium.

The so-called ‘ clean slate will apply to all british insurance companies offering life insurance have to offer.

The Dutch association of Insurers, let them know that she was happy to have the new measure. “These consumers may be to apply for a term life insurance is not confronted with a ziekteverleden that they leave behind,” said the association.

The Federation of Kankerpatiëntenorganisaties (NFK) is pleased with the decision made by Hoekstra. The NFK its allies lobbied for years for such a change. In september of this year, the NFK of an investigation, which revealed that six out of ten ex-patients of term life insurance could be shut down.

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