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.
The guidance provided within this website is subject to the UK regulatory regime and is therefore primarily targeted at consumers based in the UK. Please take the time to read the Terms and Conditions relating to our financial services.
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