Income Protection Insurance will pay out a monthly benefit if you are unable to work due to illness or accident. The applicant can decide along with the help of their Advisor how much cover to take out. Also how long they are prepared to wait before they are entitled to put a claim in. The big advantage of Income Protection Insurance is that, unlike Critical Illness Cover, it pays out for whatever is preventing you from working not just a list of specified illnesses.
Income Protection insurance is sometimes expensive when comparing it to life cover. As you are far more likely to be unable to work due to illness than die. The monthly benefit continues paying out until you return to work unless you have selected the “Budget” version of the policy. This typically only pays out for 24 months but is much cheaper.
This type of policy is very popular amongst the self-employed and also employed applicants who do not benefit from generous Employer sick pay schemes.
It’s very important that all of our customers are given an equal opportunity to take insurance our through ourselves. We wouldn’t be doing our job right if we didn’t mention it!
We offer all of our customers a free, no-obligation protection review where we’ll have a look at any existing policies you have in place and assess their suitability. We’ll then recommend which products, including critical illness and income protection that meet your needs. If required, we’ll then tailor the plan to match your available monthly budget.