Surviving a critical illness can take a financial toll on employees and their families. Critical illness insurance helps supplement key benefits such as medical and disability coverage by providing a lump sum cash benefit. This can be used to help pay for additional expenses such as medical deductibles, travel cost, home healthcare, lost income of a spouse, or even a vacation.
*Specified disease in New York.
Critical illness update
Principal® is currently enhancing our critical illness product. States are in the process of being approved to offer the new product with its additional covered conditions. See state approvals. (GP62659) (PDF)
Expanded critical illness coverage
In approved states, voluntary critical illness insurance from Principal Life Insurance Company covers the following critical illnesses:
Original covered conditions—Pays on 1st occurrence and additional occurrences
New covered conditions—Pays on 1st occurrence only
New children-specific covered conditions—Pays on 1st occurrence only
Not all coverages available in all states. See employer materials below for state-specific covered conditions.
We offer voluntary coverage for groups with as few as 5 lives. Must be sold with another coverage. Some provisions may vary or not be available in some states.
- Pays a tax-free1, lump-sum cash benefit to an insured employee or family member diagnosed with a covered illness
- Benefit is paid regardless of any other insurance coverage or actual expenses incurred.
- Coverage available without proof of good health during the initial enrollment. After initial enrollment, proof of good health is required.
- Multiple payouts different illnesses and additional occurrences of certain illnesses.
- No maximum lifetime benefit limitation.2
- The Health Screening Benefit Rider replaces the existing wellness benefit as an optional feature and can pay a benefit for each insured family member.2
- Children are automatically covered. Coverage is 25% of the employee’s elected benefit amount for no additional cost.2
- Option for employees to purchase coverage for their spouse.
- Portable coverage that employees can take with them if they leave their employer (not available in all states).
1 Based on current federal income tax laws, if insurance premiums are paid with after-tax dollars, the benefits are received income-tax-free.
2 Available with updated product. See state approvals. (GP62659) (PDF)
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Valuable discounts are available to customers with group dental, disability, life, vision, critical illness1 and/or accident coverage. These discounts are not insurance.
- Laser vision correction2 - Savings on LASIK through the National Lasik Network. Administered by LCA Vision.
- Hearing aid program - Discounts off hearing aids, and a free hearing consultation. Administered by Start Hearing.
- Emotional health support line - Access to a free, confidential support line to reach licensed behavioral health clinicians 24/7.
1 Specified disease in New York
2 Not available with managed care vision.
Value-added discounts and services are not part of the insurance policy or contract and may be changed or discontinued at any time. Principal and its affiliates are not responsible for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damages related to the use of the discounts and services. Providers of discounts and services are not members of the Principal Financial Group®.
Key materials listed below.
Health Screening Benefit (GP62824)
Not approved for use in Arizona, New Mexico, or New York.
For producer use only. Not intended for use with consumers or the public. CRITICAL ILLNESS (SPECIFIED DISEASE IN NY) PROVIDES LIMITED BENEFITS. This summary is not a complete statement of the rights, benefits, limitations and exclusions of the coverage.