Seven million people are keeping quiet about mental health issues, while nearly four million are hiding a physical health problem from their families, according to a study1.
Keeping loved ones in the dark about health issues can create problems both now and in the future. Immediate effects can include anxiety (34%), guilt (29%) and difficulties sleeping (25%), but the longer-term implications can be more serious.
Taking steps to protect against the unexpected
Keeping family members in the dark about important health issues could be painful and shocking if you died or became seriously ill. What’s more, they could find themselves facing financial hardship at an extremely challenging time. Even if you are insured, via a life insurance or critical illness policy for example, your claim may be rejected if, like with your family, you also hide your condition from your insurer.
Talk to us – we really can help
In these difficult times, a problem shared is a problem halved. It’s best to avoid keeping things to yourself and being as transparent as possible about any health issues. We can help put the right type and level of cover in place to ensure you and your loved ones will be protected against unexpected life events.
As with all insurance policies, conditions and exclusions will apply.
1Life Search, 2020
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