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Why do life insurance providers need to know about my travel history or plans?

Some countries are listed as areas of concern e.g. you would need certain medical tests if you have spent a considerable amount of time there or it could be an area of conflict which would mean cover would not be available to you if you travel there due to the dangers.

All insurers have a different underwriting criteria and as part of our service, we will assess and look to obtain the right insurer for your requirement.

Is it worth getting life insurance?

The question to ask yourself is – do your loved ones rely on you financially? If the answer is yes, then it’s worth getting life insurance so they can live without financial struggles when you die.

How important is taking out life insurance to cover my mortgage?

You do not need to take out life cover to pay your mortgage, but if something happens to you, can your family continue to keep up the monthly payments? Do they have the savings to repay the debt in full?

These are some of the questions that you need to ask yourself before you make a final decision on whether to take out cover or not!

How much life insurance will I need?

It’s tough deciding how much cover you should have and depends on your individual circumstances, lifestyle, expenditure and financial commitments.

One of the main factors is also how much can you afford to pay in monthly premiums.

What are the benefits of a Whole of Life policy?

This is a plan which may have been recommended to you if your beneficiaries will be liable to pay any Inheritance Tax on your death.

The plan is set up to payout when you die so it can help your loved ones to pay off any taxes.

A Whole of Life is generally more expensive than a term policy as it is a plan that is guaranteed to pay out at whatever age you die as long as premiums are paid up to date.

What does the Terminal Illness part cover?

This will protect you if you are diagnosed as terminally ill during the duration of your policy and have less than 12 months to live. With most Life Cover policies this may be included at no extra cost to you.

What if my circumstances change after taking out a policy?

With time, most people’s circumstances will change, e.g. marriage, divorce, children, moving home to name a few.

If you need to increase or decrease your policies, you can contact us, and we will be able to assist you.

How does a Joint Life Insurance work?

This is a policy which covers two lives and pays out when either individual dies during the length of the plan. A joint life policy can be set up in two different ways, but there is always only a single payout.

Joint life First death – will pay out when either one of the policy holders passes, the policy will be paid out to the surviving partner.

Joint life Second death – will pay not pay out if either policy holder passes away, the premium and cover continue until the surviving policyholder passes away.   

To find out more about this type of policy, please contact us, and one of our advisors will be able to go through this in detail and answer any queries you may have.

What is Indexation/ increasing cover?

If your plan has Indexation or is an Increasing cover, then the amount of cover will increase every year, to help combat the effects of inflation.

I was diagnosed with Hepatitis some years ago, is it worth me applying for Life Cover?

The insurers will ask specific questions about the type of Hepatitis you were diagnosed with. Such as the date of diagnosis, the medication and treatment you received and any other conditions you have had or have.

A medical report from your GP may also be required, and even a nurse screening for the insurer to is prepared to offer you life cover.

Based on the information provided, they may increase the premiums following the disclosures or decline to cover you.

It’s always worth having a conversation with us to find how we can help you.

How much does life insurance cost?

The cost of life insurance will depend on several factors, such as your Age, Health, Lifestyle, Habits, smoker status! Also, the type of policy, the amount of cover, how long you want the cover will all determine the premium you pay. 

Can I increase my sum assured for level term insurance at any time?

Most life insurances allow you to increase your sum assured at differentm ilestones without any medical examinations. Depending on the cover amount involved, the increases could be offered without any further medical evidence if your plan has a ‘Guaranteed Insurability’ option. 

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