Feng Shui Store
Feng Shui Money in Association with Feng Shui Store
Characters

Life Insurance

Guide to Life Policies

Life Insurance

The objective of life insurance is to provide a sum of money to your beneficiaries in the event of death within the specified term of the contract. It is often used for family protection.

There is no savings or investment element in a policy for a set term (Term Insurance) because it pays out the agreed lump sum only on death occurring during the agreed term that the policy is in force.

Available Options

Level Term Assurance -
The agreed sum assured will remain at the same level throughout the term chosen

Decreasing Term Assurance -
The agreed sum assured will reduce over the term of the policy, usually on a fixed scale year by year, as the amount of the debt is reduced. It is often used to protect loans that are gradually repaid, for example a repayment mortgage.

Reviewable Rates -
Your premiums will be reviewed at the end of the selected term; for example every 5 years, and reapplied for without medical evidence. You will pay the rates then applicable if this option is chosen.

Guaranteed Rates -
Your premiums are guaranteed to remain level throughout the term of the policy.

Waiver of Premium -
The additional option of Waiver of Premium will pay your contributions after a deferred period, typically of 26 weeks, should you be unable to work due to ill health.

Critical Illness
The objective of a critical illness plan is to provide an agreed lump sum of money to you in the event you are diagnosed with a critical illness, as defined in the policy document, within the agreed term of the policy.

A serious illness normally means that sufferers have to make radical changes to their lifestyle. Most critical illnesses do not necessarily result in immediate death. A very high proportion of the people who suffer from such illnesses as heart attack, cancer or a stroke survive them for many years.

A capital sum would make all the difference to the quality of life under these circumstances. The money could be used for a variety of purposes such as repaying the mortgage or other debts, paying for a special holiday, extra medical care or perhaps necessary physical changes to the home; or it could simply be used to reduce the general financial pressures.

This is a protection contract only and does not acquire a cash value at any time whatsoever. If premiums cease then your cover will lapse.

In order for a claim to be met, there is normally a survival period of 14 days before benefits become payable.

Available Options

Increasing Benefit -
The benefits and premiums will increase annually on the policy anniversary.

Decreasing Benefit -
Mainly used to protect a repayment mortgage. Your cover will decrease each year in line with the amount approximately owing on your mortgage. There will be sufficient cover as long as the average interest rate on your repayment mortgage does not exceed the figure stated in your personal illustration.

Reviewable Rates -
Your premiums will be reviewed at the end of the selected term; for example every 5 years, and re-applied for without medical evidence. You will pay the rates then applicable if this option is chosen.

Guaranteed Rates -
Your premiums are guaranteed to remain level throughout the term of the policy.

Waiver of Premium -
The additional Waiver of Premium option will pay your contributions after a deferred period of typically 26 weeks should you be unable to work due to ill health. .

Total Permanent Disability (TPD) -
The additional option of TPD will pay the sum assured should you become totally and permanently disabled.

Income Protection

The objective of income protection (permanent health insurance) is to provide an income in the event of long-term illness or incapacity.

The State benefit paid if you cannot work because of sickness or disability is unlikely be enough to meet your needs. Incapacity Benefit is taxable and it is based on a number of strict objective tests which are applied in deciding whether it can be claimed. Extra benefits, such as Income Support, are only paid if the claimant's income is very low indeed and many benefits are paid at the discretion of the Department for Work and Pensions.

There are overall limits as to what may be claimed under an income protection policy if you suffer long-term incapacity. Normally, your income will be assessed when a claim arises and up to 65% of your income may be paid, minus any State benefit entitlement. Therefore, the maximum income you may claim is the lesser of this formula and the amount you have actually insured for.

Your cover and premiums will cease at the end of your selected term and in the event of you having claimed on your policy, payments will also cease at this time.

Your plan will have no cash-in value at any time. If premiums cease then your cover will lapse.

Benefits under current UK tax legislation are paid without any liability for income tax.

Available Options

Level -
Your premiums and benefit will remain level throughout the term of your plan.

Increasing -
Your premiums and benefit level increase every year to offset the effects of inflation.

Reviewable Rates -
Your premiums will be reviewed at the end of the selected term and re-applied for without medical evidence. You will pay the rates then applicable if this option is chosen.

Guaranteed Rates -
Your premiums are guaranteed to remain level throughout the term of the plan.

Definition of Incapacity:

Own Occupation -
unable to perform your own occupation.

Any Occupation -
unable to follow any occupation.

Activities of Daily Living -
unable to perform a number of activities required for day-to-day living.

Deferred Period -
Period after which premiums will be paid. Options available - 4 weeks, 13 weeks, 26 weeks or 52 weeks.

 

Why Life Insurance How Much Cover? Quote Now

 

With affordable life insurance, you can protect the future, without compromising on your lifestyle today

 

   

A+ Insurance Services Ltd, 10/12 Lawn Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP3 9HH.

 

 

Useful Links Important Information Privacy Statement Disclaimer Contact Us About Us Request a Call Trusts How Much Cover Guide to Life Policies Why Life Insurance Quote Now Life Insurance Home Page