It is estimated that around one million workers per year face serious illness or injury and become unable to work. This is where Income Protection Insurance can help.
What is Income Protection Insurance?
Income Protection Insurance provides policy holders with financial support should they become unable to work due to an accident or illness. The insurance provides a monthly income in the event of a claim, typically covering 60-65% of your monthly salary. The income is paid after an agreed deferred period has passed, which is generally 1-12 months, with payments usually continuing until you return to work, until retirement or until death.
There are also short-term options available where payments are paid for a limited period, generally spanning between 1-2 years. Alternatively, if you can only return to work part-time, most providers will continue to supplement the difference.
What are the benefits?
- Pay-outs under this insurance type are 100% free of tax, and premiums can be tailored to your budget
- Most employees will receive a form of sick pay from their employer, however, this is usually limited to a few weeks or months. There is generally no income received beyond this time limit, making it difficult to cover living expenses
- State benefits are low
- Premiums can be tailored to your budget
- This insurance can help to maintain your current lifestyle and monthly expenditure if you were unable to work due to sickness
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