The Bucket List is such a fantastic film!
Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson are at their best as a hard working man ends up in the hospital bed, next to a multi-millionaire that can afford to splash the cash on them both.
They both tick off those holidays and experiences they had always wished they had done, while dealing with their diagnosis.
This sadly isn’t something that will happen to everyone who finds themselves in that horrible situation and no one would really know how they would react to the news. What I would however recommend is to explore your options. I advise my clients to get a critical illness policy, which protects you if you become critical ill and pays out a tax-free lump sum that you can use however you like – whether that’s to help cover health-related costs, monthly expenses, or lost income while you get better.
You could also pay for that holiday you always wanted and the skydiving trip (gulp). More importantly, you could pay for those private drugs that are too new to be available on the NHS, that could make the difference in the fight. Some people, however, opt for a hospital bed set up at home and nurses to come and take care of you, so that you can be at home with your family at a time when you need each other.
If you would like to consider your options, as part of our ‘Protecting your family’ campaign, we are offering free consultations. Contact us here: https://bit.ly/3y2MpxD.
The policy may not cover all definitions of a critical illness. For definitions of illnesses covered please refer to the Key Features and Policy Documents.