Income Protection Insurance
Income Protection is:
How much Income Protection do I need?
You can get up to 75% of your income paid monthly up to the age of 70.
Most people like to insure for the maximum amount because that is 25% less than they are currently earning.
Are there ways to reduce the costs?
When premium cost is an issue that can be handled by extending the waiting period or by lowering the amount insured.
The premium is heavily affected by your employment category. For example, electricians pay more than accountants.
It is very worthwhile discussing these details with us as we can regularly get our clients designated into a different category and therefore reduce the premium and improve the policy conditions.
For business owners and professionals with overheads it is highly recommended to also take out Business Expenses Insurance .
Business Expenses Insurance is a low cost way of ensuring that your income protection payout is not wasted on covering the running costs of your business.
What if my wages go up or down?
Choosing Agreed Value means that your chosen benefit will be guaranteed at claim time regardless of what you are earning at that time.
Not choosing Agreed Value means that your benefit will be based on your income at the time of the claim.
Agreed Value is recommended if available because your cover will not be reduced if your earnings are lower (for example due to previous ill health) prior to claim time.
Agreed Value is not available for manual professions.
What is the Benefit Period ?
This is the time you choose to be covered for. You will be paid your monthly benefit from the end of the waiting period up until the nominated age or time.
Age 65 is recommended. Some insurers offer up to the age of 70. Many insurers offer between 2 and 6 years of cover for manual professions.
What does Waiting Period mean?
This is the amount of time you are prepared to wait before your benefit starts.
30 days waiting period is the most common.
14 days usually costs about 60% more.
90 days usually costs about 40% less.
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