INCOME SICKNESS PROTECTION
FRONTLINE WORKERS LIFE INSURANCE
INCOME PROTECTION INSURANCE - FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS IN 2020
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.
Frontline Workers Income Protection | Typical Key Features
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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