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Robin Mortgage Design are a whole of market mortgage & protection brokerage. Life Insurance brokers who are whole of market have access to the largest pool of providers to ensure that you get the right policy to protect your life and your family. When you choose us, you’ll be treated as an individual from the very start and will take the time to understand your situation and propose suitable options for your protection needs.
On this page, we share information to help you decide if Life Insurance is right for you. If you’d like to speak with an actual human at any point, then we can get you in touch with your personal protection consultant who will be on hand to guide you through every stage of your journey.
At Robin Mortgage Design, we don’t charge a fee for arranging Life Insurance, making the important things more affordable for everyone.
What is Life Insurance?
Life Insurance is a type of cover you take to protect those you leave behind when you pass away. It could be described as a financial blanket for your loved ones. When you pass away or get diagnosed with a terminal illness, your policy would pay out a lump sum to those named in your will.
What is the benefit of Life Insurance?
This will depend on personal circumstances, but let’s take a look at an example. Take a family with 2 parents and 3 children. If one of the parents passed away, what happens to the family? Will there be enough money to cover the bills, mortgage, funeral, and the children's after-school clubs? This is where Life Insurance comes in; with a lump sum of money, the family would be able to reduce their commitments to meet their new financial situation.
How does Life Insurance work?
Life Insurance is a great product to protect your family, but before you go online and take the cheapest cover you can, you might want to consider how the different options work.
There are few types of Life Insurance, but let’s cover the 2 most common types:
Level Term Assurance: This type of insurance is an amount of cover that remains consistent over the term of the policy. So, if you take £100,000 of cover over 25 years, then you could claim this value at any time if a claim were needed.
Decreasing Term Assurance: This type of cover can be cheaper than level term but this is because the level of cover reduces at a set rate of interest. This means that if you took £100,000 over 20 years when you get year 10, you might only be able to claim between £50 - £70,000 on your policy.
Are my premiums guaranteed?
This is an excellent question and worth double-checking before you commit to any type of insurance.
Most types of cover offer guaranteed premiums, but this term can be used for a variety of policy types. Let’s look at some of these now:
Guaranteed Premiums: Your premiums will remain the same throughout the term of the policy.
Guaranteed Age Costed Premiums: This is where your premiums will increase with your age at a guaranteed rate, usually increasing yearly. They tend to start off cheaper but can become rather expensive as the years go on.
Reviewable Premiums: This is where your premiums are reviewed, usually every 5 years. The review can consider a variety of things, claims, and medical history being some of these. If your policy has reviewable premiums, make sure you understand the full terms of the policy before committing.
How much does Life Insurance cost?
This is a good question. If you’re 18 and have a perfect bill of health, it can be as little as £6.00 per month. As your age creeps higher, the more extreme your hobbies or occupation, or if any hiccups in your medical history occur, then you can pay in excess of £100 per month.
When considering any type of insurance, it’s important to remember why you’re taking it and only take what you need. This will help to make sure that the level of cover you have and the cost of the cover is worth it.
Think... Does the benefit of having the cover outweigh the savings if you didn't have it?
How likely is Life Insurance to pay out?
There is a misconception that insurance companies don't like to pay out when the time comes. Even though life insurance amounts are high value, typically most providers payout on 98% of the claims they receive, making it one the highest pay-outs in the industry.
Always make sure you’re truthful on the application, any false information can cause the insurer to decline the claim.
Can I get life insurance if I have a troubled medical history?
This is an excellent question and yes, there could still be options, but this does depend on your personal medical history. The best thing you can do is to seek advice from a protection adviser and make sure you share every part of your medical history. Your dedicated adviser will then be able to let you know the options and when you'll be able to apply for protection. If required, there are specialist providers that can help, although unfortunately, they won’t be able to cover everyone.
Some of the common areas for insurance to be declined or rated for increased premiums are:
Height and weight, otherwise known as your BMI rating
High blood pressure
Conditions such as cancer or heart attacks
Smoking / Vaping
There are many reasons why your insurance application may be declined or rated for a higher premium including sports you play and your occupation. To make sure you have the right protection with the right provider, it’s best to seek advice before taking Life Insurance.
My premiums increased, what does that mean?
If your premiums increased after your application, it’s likely that the provider sees you as an increased risk. This could be because of a number of things including your age, occupation, hobbies or medical history.
If you’ve had your premiums increased, then you consider the reasons why and see if another provider is more suitable for you.
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