Most of us are probably aware that there are policies available that provide life insurance, protect us in the event of a critical illness, or pay out if we had an accident or illness which stopped us from working. However, with so many different types of policy available in the marketplace, it can be hard to know which one is right for your circumstances and offers the best value for money.
However, putting off the decision to take out cover could jeopardise your family’s financial future should the worst happen.
Whilst arranging protection insurance may not be at the top of many people’s ‘to do’ list, it has a lot to commend it. It’s arguably it’s one of the most important financial products anyone can take out and one of the best ways to prepare for the worst-case scenario, by leaving your loved ones provided for financially.
So, it’s worth bearing these points in mind:
The younger and healthier you are, the lower your premiums are likely to be. As you get older, you’ll be seen as a higher risk to insurers. Acting sooner rather than later means you’ll be able to lock into a lower premium for the duration of the cover.
It is a common misconception that cover is expensive; many people are surprised to learn that protection cover can cost less than they’d thought. After all, it’s a small price to pay when you consider that having no insurance would cost you and your family considerably more and could mean real financial hardship.
Protection insurance doesn’t just mean a lump sum payable on death. It’s about providing the life that you’d want your family to have, protecting their home, paying off debts, seeing your children cared for and educated, and above all freeing them from financial anxiety.
Protection cover isn’t a case of ‘one size fits all’. Your insurance needs will change throughout your life, for instance when you buy a property, have a family, change jobs, or take on more debt. It’s often at times like these that it’s worthwhile considering combining life cover with protection against accidents, critical illness and unemployment too.
The amount will vary according to your lifestyle and your circumstances. You may want to protect your mortgage, cover household bills, or provide a lump sum so that your children get a good education. Protection policies can be tailored to your needs, and we can help you assess how much is right for you and your family circumstances.
POLICIES WITH NO INVESTMENT LINK WILL HAVE NO CASH IN VALUE AT ANY TIME AND WILL CEASE AT THE END OF THE TERM. IF YOU STOP PAYING PREMIUMS YOUR COVER MAY END.
A CRITICAL ILLNESS POLICY MAY NOT COVER ALL THE DEFINITIONS OF A CRITICAL ILLNESS. FOR DEFINITIONS PLEASE REFER TO THE KEY FEATURES AND POLICY DOCUMENT