When considering the purchase of a life insurance policy you are almost certainly going to be offered additional extras that maybe added to the plan. The following three are the most common: -
Critical Illness Insurance
Critical Illness Insurance will provide you with a lump sum payment if you are diagnosed with a critical illness. Typically, the level of cover for your critical illness cover is identical your life cover. However, please note that with the majority of policies a payout for a critical illness finishes the policy. It will not pay out again if you subsequently die.
Critical Illness Insurance can be very expensive but for most modern families it is an important part of future family protection.
With Premium Protection, if you were off work due to illness or became unemployed, the Life Company would pay your monthly premiums.
Index Linking ensures your cover level will increase in line with inflation. It means that the purchasing power of your policys’ cover level remains constant. If you take this option your monthly premiums will also rise correspondingly.
Index Linking is only relevant if you are insuring against costs that you expect to
increase over time. Index Linking would not be relevant if you were insuring in order
to payoff a mortgage or loans as the value of these do not increase in line with inflation.