Life InsuranceLife insurance, or life cover, as it is also known is available in several different forms
Life insurance, or life cover, as it is also known is available in several different forms. The most common two are ‘Term Assurance’ which pays a lump sum of a fixed amount should you die at any time during a fixed policy term. The second type which is decreasing life insurance, which is set up along side your repayment mortgage and the cover amount decreases in line with your mortgage. At the moment any claim against these are tax free.
Life insurance – what it could do for you
What life insurance could do for you depends largely on the financial arrangements you make for your dependents. For example, your partner could use the lump sum to pay off a debt such as a mortgage or use the money to provide an income.
If you choose a Life Insurance policy you’ll receive a lump sum if you die during the period covered by the policy. At the moment this is tax free and you can spend the money from your life insurance payout however you choose. You can either pay premiums each month or, if you prefer annually in advance. The premiums will vary according to how long you want life insurance cover for and other factors such as your age, occupation and medical history.