Currently, most people with life insurance policies will reap the benefits if they die. Critical illness insurance is a newer type of insurance that provides a lump-sum benefit upon diagnosis of a covered critical illness or condition. This payout helps our clients avoid the financial burden that can be created by those illnesses. Our clients have found this benefit payout useful for getting the treatment they want, spending time with their family and friends, keeping their home, and filling in the financial gaps left by most medical insurances. Individuals must qualify for critical illness coverage which is dependent on a number of factors including current health and medical history, age, and occupation.