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Sounds a bit morbid and yes inspired by Death by
Think about it you diagnosed with a terminal illness, you
have limited time to live. Why you?
We know this is nature. In a modern society we still can't
cure everything, but we can take on the responsibility of
fate and let those
dealt the hard blow sue fate.
So maybe they get $50k to spend on whatever they want
(in addition to medical care costs). They may spend it on
family, maybe on better medical care, maybe they still
have enough strength to go sky diving, or maybe they'll
donate it. You can't give them life, but you can help them
enjoy the remaining life they have.
I really don't know about this one...
Sainsbury's Life Insurance - "from just 16p a day"
"Lump sum payment if you die or are diagnosed with a terminal illness during the policy term. Subject to terms and conditions" - I'm no expert, but I think this isn't an unusual clause in Life Insurance policies. [zen_tom, Nov 27 2009]
"There is a vast and confusing array of critical illness plans currently available on the market and many different options available to you. If you are ever in the unfortunate position of having been diagnosed with a critical illness it is important that when you come to make a claim, you originally choose a comprehensive policy with a top quality provider. The insurance policy is designed to pay you a cash lump sum in the event that you are diagnosed with a critical illness. A critical illness is defined as one of the illnesses on the particular insurance companies list and includes things like heart attacks, strokes and advanced cancers." - found by typing the words "terminal illness cover" into Google. [zen_tom, Nov 27 2009]
Google Results for: terminal illness cover
More examples found here. [zen_tom, Nov 27 2009]
||There are those who would actually try to get such an illness if your idea were common practice-.
||Or cause someone else to get a fatal illness in the
hope that they'll get the money.
||Erm, there's all manner of insurance things you can take out that do exactly this...what's new or different about this idea?
||//I really don't know about this one...//
||It seems to me we're all terminal. Can I get my money now, please?
||Actually, I dont think you can get insurance to pay you just because youre dying. You can get health insurance to pay your medical bills. You can get life insurance to pay your relatives after youre dead. You can get disability insurance to replace your lost income because you cant work. I dont see any way you can get more than that.
||Jim Bob - you can get insurance for pretty much anything - check out the links for commercial examples matching this instance.
||I guess then, it's more of a Public Life Insurance
scheme. And it could be structured like the
Australian health system (Medicare). You get a
basic level of Live Insurance for everyone, if you
earn a certain amount you have to go private.
||Think about the ramifications of Public Life
Insurance, especially if it's absorbed as part of
Medicare. The Public System would provide more
incentives for preventative medicine, yearly
checkups, MRIs, etc... So there's less risk of having
to payout for medical bills and insurance payouts
in the future.
||In Australia you are forced to pay for insurance (in
case you hit someone on the roads - TAC). Many
people don't think about getting Life Insurance, so
why not make a mandatory public system? Sure the
private system works, but there's countless people
who don't make such decisions - haven't thought
of it etc...