Critical illness Insurance Cover Providers in Kenya

This is a list of critical illness insurance cover providers in Kenya. Critical illness insurance provides the policyholder with additional cover for big medical emergencies like cancer, organ transplant, heart attacks, or even stroke. In the event of such big health emergencies, critical illness insurance could be your only saviour from financial ruin because managing and treating these illnesses can suck your pockets dry.

Here is a list of critical illness insurance cover providers in Kenya.

1. Britam- Critical illness cover 

Britam’s critical illness covers offer an extra layer of financial security in the event that a covered member is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. This insurance plan covers illnesses like; heart attack, stroke, cancer, kidney failure, coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic surgery, heart valve surgery, major organ transplant, paraplegia, coma, blindness, multiple sclerosis, accidental brain damage, motor neuron disease, and dementia (including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease)

One gets to flexibly pay a premium depending on the age and amount of money assured. The premium can be paid monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually through various payment options like employer salary check-off, direct debit, personal cheques, or mobile money transfer.

The cover holder receives a lumpsum amount equal to the assured sum in the event that he/she is diagnosed with any of the covered critical illnesses.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Contact: 0705 100 100

Email: Info@Britam.Com

2. NCBA Insurance – Critical illness cover 

NCBA offers a critical illness cover for life-threatening illnesses like heart attack, cancer, stroke, open heart surgery, aortic surgery, major organ transplant –of the heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas, bone marrow, accidental brain damage, kidney failure, paralysis, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease), Parkinsonism and connective tissue disease: rheumatoid arthritis, coma, muscular dystrophy.

The minimum premium cost is ksh.1000 per month and one can cover their loved ones who have an insurable interest e.g spouse/child. Upon diagnosis of a life-threatening illness (not maturity), you are paid an upfront lump sum amount from 1 million to 15 million depending on the sum assured you bought.

Location: Mara Rd. Upper-hill
Contact: +254 711 056444/+254 732 156444

3. AIG Insurance – Critical Illness Insurance

AIG Insurance provides diagnosis benefits for a wide range of life-threatening illnesses if diagnosed during the period of insurance. Some covered illnesses include cancer, heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, paralysis, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, and even major organ transplants.

Location: Eden Square Complex, AIG House, Chiromo Road

Contact: 020 3676 000 / 0723 600 400 / 0723 600 500 /0731 091 298


4. ICEA LION – Cancer Insurance 

ICEA Lion’s Cancer insurance plan provides financial assistance in the event that the cover holder is diagnosed with cancer. The payout can be used for the actual cancer treatment if the medical cover is insufficient or to finance other obligations that the cover holder cant meet due to incapacitation from cancer.

The insurance cost depends on one’s age, gender, and whether or not you smoke. One can pay as low as Ksh200 per month for a cover of Ksh1 million or pay more premium to access a cover of up to ksh 15 million. If you do not suffer from invasive cancer or a benign brain tumor, you can get all your premium refunded to you.

ICEA can offer you a 30 day grace period if you’re unable to pay your premiums on time. Here is a breakdown of how payments are made in the event of invasive cancer.

  • On Cancer diagnosis – 10% of the sum insured.
  • Chemotherapy – 5% of the sum insured per each treatment course with a maximum of 5 courses within 5 years since diagnosis.
  • Surgery – 20% of the sum insured, 1 surgery within 5 years.
  • Radiotherapy – 5% of the sum insured per each treatment course with a maximum of 5 courses within 5 years since diagnosis.
  • Relapse – 10% of the insured sum between 5-10 years since diagnosis.
  • Recovery – 10% of the sum insured after 10 years since diagnosis.
  • Palliative care –  The remaining part of up to 100% of the insured sum.

Non-invasive or benign brain tumors receive the following benefits/payouts.

  • Diagnosis of a benign brain tumor – 10% of the insured sum
  • Surgery of a benign brain tumor- 40% of the insured sum

Location: Riverside Park, Chiromo Road, Westlands

Contact: 0719071999/ 0730151999 / 0730151999


5. Prudential Life – PRUCritical Care

PRU Critical Care provides, for a specified period of time, a lump-sum payout in the event that the covered person or spouse has been diagnosed with a critical illness.  First-time diagnosis of such illnesses attracts a lump-sum amount ranging from Ksh 1million to Ksh 15million; varies with the amount of premium paid. One is eligible for this cover if they are above 18years to a maximum of 65 years.

You can additionally buy an additional death benefit but at an additional cost.

Policy holders enjoy an insurance tax relief of up to 15% of the premium paid, up to a maximum of Ksh 60,000 annually.

Location: Vienna Court, State House Crescent, off State House Avenue

Contact: +254 719 075 000


6. Resolution Insurance – Harmony Plus

Harmony plus allows you and your family to access healthcare without breaking a bank. They cover life-threatening conditions/illnesses for the principal member, spouse, and kids. Declared pre-existing, congenital conditions and psychiatric illness are covered under one sub-limit. Members under this cover enjoy a 24-hour medical emergency call center and emergency evacuation and ambulance services.

Daily cash payouts on accident and illness admissions are applicable after 3 days of admission up to 180 days or roughly six months. This cover has an annual limit of from Ksh 100,000 to Ksh 5,000.000.

Location: Parkfield Place,Muthangari Drive, Off Waiyaki

Contact: +254 709 990 000/ +254 730 199 000 / +254 20 2894 000


7. UAP Old Mutual – Severe illness Cover 

UAP’s Severe illness Cover helps you financially by paying a lump sum in the event of diagnosis or occurrence of life-threatening illnesses within the benefit term. They cover critical illnesses and conditions like cancer, heart attack,  open-heart surgery, stroke,  paraplegia, major organ transplant, aortic surgery, renal/kidney failure, accidental brain damage, coma, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, muscular dystrophy, dementia, parkinsonism, and connective tissue disease: Rheumatoid Arthritis.

You can pay a minimum premium of Ksh 1,000 with a minimum cover term of 10 years and a maximum term when the client turns 65 years.

Location: UAP Old Mutual Tower, Upper Hill Road

Contact: +254 20 2850 000 / +254 711 065 000 / +254 711065100 / +254 711010100


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