When it comes to our life insurance, you’ve got options
‘Single life’ policies cover just one person. A ‘joint life’ policy covers two people and when one person on the policy dies, the money is paid out and the policy ends. You will need to decide whether the joint policy pays out on first or second death as this will determine when the policy ends.
With term life insurance policy you choose the amount you want to be insured for and the period for which you want cover. This is the most basic type of life insurance. If you die within the term, the policy pays out to your beneficiaries. If you don’t die during the term, the policy doesn’t pay out and the premiums you’ve paid are not returned to you.
A whole-of-life insurance policy is designed to give you a specified amount of cover for the whole of your life and pays out when you die, whenever that is. Because it’s guaranteed that you’ll die at some point (and therefore that the policy will have to pay out), these policies are more expensive than term insurance policies, which only pay out if you die within a certain timeframe.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has led to concerns and questions about how best to protect our loved ones in times like this.
If you or a loved one has to make a claim on a life insurance policy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it would be handled like any other life insurance claim and be paid subject to the usual policy terms and conditions.
If you were diagnosed with critical illness, would you be able to cope financially? It’s easy to think ‘I’d cope, that’ll never happen to me’ but most of us know someone either directly or through friends and family that has been affected.
Critical illness insurance offers you and your loved ones financial support should you unexpectedly fall ill with a specified illness.
Critical illnesses are identified under a specific set of criteria and coronavirus (COVID-19) is not a specified critical illness under the Association of British Insurers (ABI) Guide to Minimum Standards for Critical Illness Cover.
No one likes to think that something bad will happen to them
Being unable to work can quickly turn our world upside down, as we’ve seen for thousands of people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis. No one likes to think that something bad will happen to them, but if you couldn’t work due to a serious illness, how would you manage financially?
Since the onset of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic more people have become aware of the importance income protection insurance can offer. Offering the financial support needed if you’re unable to work due to an accident or injury.
Nothing is more important to you than your health, and the health of your family. If you or your loved ones were to experience worrying symptoms, private medical insurance can offer reassurance and control at a difficult time.
Hastings O'Loughlin is a business name of Hastings O'Loughlin Financial Services Ltd. Company No. 4502991. Registered Office at Hastings House, Birds Royd Lane, Brighouse, HD6 1LQ. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.