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Critical Illness Insurance

Why should I get Critical Illness Insurance?underline Critical Illness Insurance provides financial protection for those you care about if the unexpected happens. We want to be someone our customers can rely on through life's uncertainties by offering outstanding Critical Illness Insurance.

Critical Illness Insurance provides you with compensation if you are diagnosed with any of the illnesses covered by the insurance.

You can apply for Critical Illness Insurance if you are between the ages of 18 and 59 and the insurance is valid until the age of 70. You decide the insurance amount and in the event of illness, it will be paid out in one lump sum. The Critical Illness Insurance payout is tax-free and tied to inflation.

Children are automatically covered under their parents' Critical Illness Insurance from the age of 3 months to the age of 18 years. The amount of compensation for each child is 50% of the parents' insurance amount, up to a maximum of ISK 12,350,000. If you have a child during the insurance period, you can increase the amount of your Critical Illness Insurance by up to 25% or a maximum of ISK 5 million without having to undergo a special health assessment.

The Critical Illness Insurance covers the following illnesses and accidents:

  • Category 1: Cancer and benign tumors
  • Category2: Cardiovascular and kidney diseases
  • Category 3. Nervous and degenerative diseases
  • Category 4: Blindness, deafness, loss of speech and related events
  • Category 5: Other insurance events

The insurance amount is only paid out once for each category. If you are diagnosed with an illness and receive a payout under the Critical Illness Insurance, you can request that the insurance be renewed within three months of the payout, on the condition that the category in respect of which the insurance was paid out will be excluded.

Why choose VIS?

  • The VIS Critical Illness Insurance pays compensation for five categories of illnesses and accidents.
  • We are the only insurance company in Iceland that pays compensation in the early stages of cancer, up to a maximum of 20% of the insurance amount.
  • If you receive compensation under the Critical Illness Insurance, you are entitled to two free appointments with a psychologist.
  • Children are insured from the age of 3 months to the age of 18 for 50% of the insurance amount up to a maximum of ISK 12,350,000.
  • If you have a child during the insurance period, you can increase the amount of your Critical Illness Insurance by up to 25% or a maximum of ISK 5 million without undergoing a special health assessment.
Why choose VIS?

Critical Illness Insurance covers the following diseases

Cancer and benign tumors

  • Invasive cancer
  • Pre-invasive stage
  • Benign brain tumor
  • Benign spinal tumor
  • Bone marrow transplantation

Cardiovascular and kidney diseases

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Coronary artery bypass graft surgery
  • Heart valve surgery
  • Surgery of the aorta
  • Stroke
  • Renal failure
  • Heart or kidney transplantation

Nervous and degenerative diseases

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Parkinson's disease

Vision loss, deafness, loss of speech and related events

  • Profound vision loss
  • Deafness
  • Loss of speech
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Major head trauma

Other insurance events

  • HIV / AIDS
  • Transplantation
  • Third-degree burns
  • Loss of limbs
  • Paralysis of limbs

Please note that the above list is not exhaustive. Further information can be found in the insurance terms.
In case of discrepancy between this list and the insurance terms, the insurance terms applies.

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Special Offers for VIS Customers

Barnabílstólar

VIS customers get 10% off car seats and 15% off rental price. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Betra Grip

VIS customers get 20% off Bridgestone tires and 12% off work cost. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Bilstolaleiga.is

VIS customers get 20% off the register fee and 20% of monthly rent if the rent is long-term. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

BYKO

VIS customers get 25% off car seats. The discount does not apply on special offers. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Chicco.is

VIS customers get 20% off car seats. The discount does not apply on special offers. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

FAKÓ

VIS customers get 15% discount on fire extinguishers and fire blankets. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Græni unginn

VIS customers get 10% off all car seats. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Harðkornadekk

VIS customers get 25% off tires. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Heimkaup

VIS customers get 20% off safety products. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Hreiður

VIS customers get 20% off car seats purchased in store. The discount does not apply on special offers. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Húsasmiðjan

VIS customers get 20% off car seats and safety products for children. The discount does not apply on special offers. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Klettur

VIS customers who have F Plus family insurance get 15% off tires and 10% off work cost. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Nine Kids

VIS customers get 20% off Cybex and GB car seats and base. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Fjallakofinn

VIS customers get 10% off all items. The discount does not apply on special offers. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

FlyOver Iceland

VIS customers get 15% off online bookings. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Vöruhús

VIS customers get 10% off safety equipment. You need to sign in to get the discount code.

Insurance Terms

The insurance terms is your contract with VIS. It is important to thoroughly read the terms and understand what is covered and what is not, before purchasing the insurance.

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