In Summary
  • ICEA Lion Group has launched cancer insurance cover with premiums from Sh165 a month as the incidence of the disease increases, deepening the burden on the pocket to offset the hefty medical bills.
  • Business development and technical services general manager George Nyakundi said the product, Kenya’s first stand-alone cover for cancer, will cater for financial needs of patients from diagnosis, treatment, surgery to palliative care and relapse.

ICEA Lion Group has launched cancer insurance cover with premiums from Sh165 a month as the incidence of the disease increases, deepening the burden on the pocket to offset the hefty medical bills.

Business development and technical services general manager George Nyakundi said the product, Kenya’s first stand-alone cover for cancer, will cater for financial needs of patients from diagnosis, treatment, surgery to palliative care and relapse.

World Health Organisation Globocan report for last year showed cancer kills 32,987 Kenyans a year, with 45,000 new cases also being reported.

This has put a financial strain on families.

“Cancer management and treatment can be very expensive, averaging Sh2.5 million.

“We have designed a product that is affordable to save families from the agony of selling property or fundraising to meet treatment,” said Mr Nyakundi.

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