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Level Term– Level term insurance is a form of life cover where the sum assured remains the same for the duration of the term. Level term life insurance policies last a specific number of years.
Decreasing Term (mortgage) – Decreasing term cover is a form insurance where the sum assured reduces (normally to match a loan or mortgage balance as it decreases) during the term. This is generally cheaper than the level term life alternative.
Family Income Benefit (Term) – The family income benefit policy is a form of life insurance that is generally taken out by parents/guardians to protect children and dependents in case the policy holder dies while his or her dependents are still too young to take care of themselves. This policy is beneficial in the sense that it pays a regular income, rather than a lump sum, to the dependents of the insured person. This is also normally a cheaper option than the level term and also the decreasing term for the same initial sum assured.
Whole of Life – Primarily, Whole of Life insurance does not expire. If you pay your premiums, your policy will never be cancelled. The policy will be valid for the rest of your life, unless you decide to cancel it yourself.
This means you never need to reapply for a policy. The premium rates will not increase due to age or personal circumstances if you opt for guaranteed premiums.
Over 50’s Guaranteed – If you are living in the United Kingdom and are age fifty to eighty-five, then you are eligible for Over 50’s life insurance. You do not need to pass a health exam or answer a long list of intrusive questions about your lifestyle to qualify for an Over 50’s life insurance policy. You automatically qualify because of your age. Many people in the UK don’t understand that they automatically qualify for Over 50’s life insurance and never find out how easy it is to apply regardless of ill health.
It could be argued that practically everyone needs life insurance – Unless you have the saving to cover your funeral or your family are comfortable enough to cover the £7,000 odd needed. The amount needs varies from person to person, needless to say a 65 year old individual who rents needs considerably less than at 30 something year old with a two young children, a large mortgage and a partner who has had to give up work to raise the children. How much life insurance do I need? Click here to use our quick calculator to get an idea of how much cover you may need. What type of life insurance is cheapest? Book an appointment with one of our friendly consultants and they can go through the figures for you, and give you advice along the way. We offer a solution to your bespoke circumstances, look at all your needs and develop a portfolio solution unique to you and your family’s situation. We will even show you how we can arrange a policy into trust to avoid any unnecessary tax implications and avoidable waiting periods for the policy payout should your family be unlucky enough to need to claim during the term.
The cost of level term insurance can vary. There are a number of factors that determine how much a person’s premium will be. One of those factors is a person’s health. People who are healthy will typically pay less for a level term insurance policy. Certain lifestyle choices, such as smoking, will also affect the amount of money a person pays for an insurance policy. Smokers typically pay more for their level term insurance policy.
Furthermore, a person’s occupation may influence the level term insurance premium. People who have risky occupations may pay more for level term insurance.