In life, unexpected things have a habit of happening, but with the help of your Adviser you can take action to minimise some of the financial effects.
In the event of sickness, accident, redundancy, death or a critical illness either you, or your partner, may ask yourself the following:-
- How would I cope?
- Who would I rely on?
- How can I repay my debts?
The lack of planning for such an eventuality can have disastrous effects on an individual and family.
It is therefore essential that the correct level of protection and product is given due consideration so that you have “peace of mind” should one of the above circumstances affect you or a loved one.
Range of Protection
Protection policies broadly fall into 3 categories:-
- Life Assurance
- Critical Illness Cover
- Income Protection
Life Assurance - Whether you are looking to cover a specific liability, such as a Mortgage, or just looking for a policy to provide benefit for your dependants, your Adviser can arrange a suitable Life Policy for you. It is also important to consider putting your policy in trust which will mean that the benefits are paid to the right people at the right time.
Critical Illness Cover - Such policies will pay out in the event of you being diagnosed as suffering from one of a number of Critical Illnesses.The illnesses covered can vary from insurer to insurer and therefore it is important to seek independent advice to ensure that you get the right policy.
Income Protection - This policy provides you with an income should you be unable to work through accident, sickness or unemployment.