Have you been left exposed to critical illness?

In the dark days of financial austerity many workers found their employee benefits being eroded as employers struggled to maintain profitability. One of the most common ones to fall by the wayside was critical illness insurance, designed to preserve your income if you are forced to give up work through accident or serious illness.

UK families running risks with critical illness

uk families running risks with critical illness

UK families are running the risk of their finances being hit by critical illness, despite insurance packages being available to protect them from as little as £5 a month. Scottish Widows believe we are ‘woefully under-protected’ should serious illness strike.

‘Protection gap’ puts 11.7 million families in peril

protection gap puts 11.7 million families in peril

New research shows that 11.7 million families are in danger of losing their homes because of an insurance ‘protection gap.’ Research by insurance company Aviva has found that almost 12 million UK families have no insurance cover in place to pay the bills if the main breadwinner either dies or becomes unable to work.

What can critical illness cover do for me?

what can critical illness cover do for me

The world of insurance can sometimes seem complex and confusing and not all types of policy are easily understood – amongst these is critical illness. In these financially stringent times most of us are careful how we spend our money and asking ‘what can critical illness cover do for me?’ is a sensible question.

Are you working without a safety net?

More and more families are choosing to protect their standard of living by taking out insurance which pays out a lump sum if either partner comes out of work through sickness, injury or even death. But experts say far too many families are still working without a safety net.