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INCOME PROTECTION INSURANCE - FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS IN 2020

Frontline Workers - Income Insurance Quotes

If you are a Frontline Worker, you may not have access to any employer sponsored sick pay arrangements.

What is a Frontline Worker for Income & Life Insurance ?

The UK Government classed the following job roles as Frontline Workers...

Education & childcare: teachers, social care sector, specialist education professionals.

Key public services: justice legal system, religious staff, journalists or charity staff. 

Local & National government: work in benefit payments

Health and Social care: as GP’s, doctors, nurses, midwives, social workers & paramedics

Food and goods provisions: Food production & distribution supply chain, and its sales or delivery. Production of hygiene & medical goods.

Transport: Road, water, air & rail. 

Utilities, communications and key financial services: oil, electric or gas telecommunications, essential financial, waste disposal, postal or delivery services.

Public safety and national security: armed forces, MOD, police, fire service, prisons & probation staff, security.

Being a Frontline Worker can often be both mentally & physically challenging choice. Nobody wants to think about being off work sick eg; having cancer or heart disease or having an accident. Unfortunately many Frontline Workers themselves do suffer from some form of injury or illness during their working life. 
 

Most Frontline Workers maybe cannot get by on just employer or government benefits longer term after being off work for 3 or more months, the figures will not add up.

If you are off with any long term illness - you will need to make arrangements for yourself.

Income Protection Insurance - Frontline Workers - Broker Advice

Frontline Workers Income Protection | Typical Key Features 

  • Designed to pay out Income to cover lost salary/wages as an Agency Worker - not lump sum on accident or sickness
  • Usually has a waiting or deferred / waiting period from 4/8/13/26/52 weeks 
  • After Covid 19 many Insurers removed short deferral periods
  • PHI benefits are currently paid out tax free on claim until you return to work or plan end date
  • Income Protection PHI wage cover can usually run upto age 65 being self employed - although state pension ages are maybe beyond this to age 67
  • Income Insurance Benefits may be level or inflation linked 
  • Medical evidence is required to underwrite before any terms offered
  • Premiums may be none-reviewable, annually/5 yearly reviewable or age costed
  • Budget PHI salary cover may run upto age 65/70 but payout for only 12/24/60 months upon any claim
  • Cover may be based on maximum of say 50% to 65% of your gross earnings
  • Waiver of Premium (where the Insurer waives/protects & covers your premiums after a deferred period of 4/8/13/26 weeks due to sickness or accident) so you do not have to pay them in claim

     Sickpay Insurance Protection Quotes for Frontline Workers

Government benefits are very similar to unemployment insurance ie; probably insufficient and so people would probably see a very substantial drop in their income if they were out of work, even for more than a few months because of illness or disability. 

Income Protection Insurance Quotes for Frontline Workers

If you can't work because of illness or disability, an income protection plan aims to pays out a tax-free income.

"PHI Income Insurance" tries to put you back into the same situation you were in before you were ill. But it does not allow you to be better off sick than well. So the maximum amount of income you can replace is the after-tax earnings you have lost, less an adjustment for any Uk State benefits you can possibly claim. 

This means that dependant on the Insurer - 50%/65% of your gross income but then paid out tax free. If self employed then this is usually based on last 12 months annual net profits. Note that the old PHI Insurance rules used to be based on 75% of income but then taxable (so beware of swopping these old plans without advice). So check what you maybe entitled to based on your profits at the last tax self assessment.

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Frontline Workers - Sickpay Insurance Quotes

Tell me about Income Insurance for Frontline Workers

Sickpay Insurance Frontline Worker | Underwriting Issues 

You pay a monthly premium throughout the term of the "Income Insurance" policy. Cost depends mainly on:

# Your age - at the time you start the policy. Older people are more likely to suffer an illness, so pay more.
# Your sex - gender no longer affects rates wef 1/2013 via income providers.
# Your health - at the time you start the policy. If you have existing health problems you might be refused cover or have to pay more.
# Your Occupation - some jobs are more likely than others to contribute towards illness
# Hobbies and lifestyle - for example, rock climbing is high risk, so you'll pay more.

# Smoker Status - for example, smoking makes you more likely to make a claim, so you'll pay more than a none smoker.
# Waiting period - once you claim, there is a delay before payments start. You can choose how long this is - for example, from 4/8/13/26/52 weeks up to 104 weeks usually dependant upon occupation. The longer the waiting period, the less you pay. 

If your health is poor or your lifestyle is considered risky, you may be refused PHI cover or have to pay more than normal.
 

Income Insurance PHI for Frontline Workers - Own Occupation Basis  ?

Check whether you already have protection in place in case you get incapacitated, and for how long that protection would last. For example you may have a payment protection insurance that covers your mortgage.

Normally the best terms are simply if you can't do your normal job "own Occupation" as say an Accountant

Some income protection policies only pay out if you can't do any work, but you would have to be seriously incapacitated for you not to be able to work at all. Others cover being unable to do any work for which are "Suited Tasks" similar to being say a vet.

Most PHI policies would pay out until your reach age 65 or when you have chosen the cover to end. Check how different occupations are treated. Different Uk Income Protection Providers put the same job in different risk categories.
Does the cover increase in line with inflation?

Income Protection Insurance Quotes for Frontline Workers

Why not have Critical Illness Insurance Quote for Frontline Workers - instead of Income Insurance ?

Critical illness cover (CIC) - pays out a tax-free lump sum if you are diagnosed with a life-threatening condition for example some forms of cancer, heart attack, stroke, diabetes etc; as specified and listed in the policy - is a possible cheaper and simpler alternative to Income Insurance.

But there are lots of common situations when CIC would not pay out - for example, if you had back problems or maybe a stress-related illness. Additionally, not all occurrences of the critical illnesses listed are covered, for example some lesser forms / early stages of cancer maybe not covered. Ideally you should have both plans if your budget allows this. For more information on this & costs talk to a professional broker here.

Is Income Insurance the same as Accident & Sickness Cover for Frontline staff ?

Accident, Sickness &/or Unemployment insurance (ASU), can also be referred to confusingly as Income Protection, if doing research online, although it is a different product. ASU cover will provide you with an income to meet your outgoings if you are off work sick, have an accident or are made redundant. It pays out a monthly benefit to cover your mortgage/loan and other related costs but for a limited period.

You may choose the amount of benefit you would like to receive - although there are some limits on the maximum amount. The premium will be a percentage of the amount of monthly benefit you would like to receive. NOTE: Benefits are usually payable for a maximum of 12 or 24 months - unlike Income Insurance PHI which may pay up to when you retire usually age 65.

Some policies will also allow you to choose whether you want to receive benefits for accident and sickness only, unemployment only or all three. Most policies will also have a 'deferment period' usually 30 days. This is the period of time you will have to wait after losing your source of income until you may claim the policy benefit.

 

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