How much cover will you need?
If you have decided that you only wish to protect your mortgage and that mortgage protection life insurance is right for you, working out how much cover you need should be straightforward. The amount of cover will simply need to be in line with the outstanding balance on your repayment mortgage.
However, if you decide that level term life insurance is right for you, you may wish to consider any expenses that your dependants would be unable to pay in the event of your death. This could include, but is not limited to, mortgage repayments and other bills, childcare fees and household expenses.
As you would expect, the higher the level of cover, the higher your premiums will be. Our life insurance calculator is available to highlight some of the things you may wish to consider. Press the button below to go there now.
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Do you need a joint life insurance policy?
If you are a couple, you may be wondering if you should choose a single or joint life insurance policy. However, just because there are two of you a joint policy isn't the only option.
The first step to deciding between single or joint life insurance is to understand the difference between the two types of policy. If you take out two single policies, they will have entirely separate terms and conditions. If you die within the term, your policy will pay out with no impact on your partner's policy.
However, if you take out a joint policy, it will pay out for the first claim only and the policy will cease. For example, if you both died in a car accident, your dependants would only receive one payout.
Do you need critical illness cover?
If you're taking out life insurance, critical illness cover is another important consideration. Most life insurance policies will only pay out in the event of death, so this type of cover is a good way to ensure that if you suffered a specified critical illness, you and your dependants would receive a lump sum so you can concentrate on your recovery rather than immediate financial concerns. It can also help you cover any costs incurred due to your illness, such as renovating your home or paying for care. As always, it is important to check the cover provided before selection as many policies have differing levels of cover and the critical illnesses which are included vary from provider to provider. Click here to see our Policy Features and Benefits Comparison page.