HSBC Life (UK) Ltd, the insurance business of the HSBC Group, has paid 100 per cent of all prostate and testicular cancer claims received so far this year to September.
Around one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some stage in their life, with the over-50s most at risk. Around 2,400 men a year will get testicular cancer, with men aged between 30 and 34 most at risk, explained the company.
Both conditions are a major focus of Men’s Health Awareness Month, this November. Its aim is to encourage men to act on important issues, including mental health, as well as these illnesses.
If prostate and testicular cancer are detected early, survival rates are 100 and 91 per cent respectively.
Mark Hussein, CEO, HSBC Life UK, said: “Men’s Health Awareness Month is a vital campaign, as it seeks to encourage open conversation around male health-related issues and reduce any stigma. It also signposts the valuable information and resources available to provide support and comfort for men and their families during times of need.”
HSBC Life Critical Illness Plus customers have access to support services including physiotherapy, second medical opinion, mental health support and annual health MOTs.
Paul Roberts, Proposition and Distribution Director at CIExpert, said: “The importance of Added Value Services as a core part of modern protection plans cannot be understated.
“Perhaps the most important of all linked to cancer is access to a face-to-face Second Medical Opinion, providing reassurance regarding any diagnosis supported by a comprehensive treatment plan. Insurers such as HSBC Life, who include this as standard for all their Life & Critical Illness Plus plan policyholders, must be commended for doing so.”