INCOME PROTECTION INSURANCE QUOTES - FOR RENT
Nobody wants to think about being off work being sick or having an accident and injuring yourself. Unfortunately many people who do pay rent do suffer from some form of injury or illness during their working life. This means you could have no income for weeks or months causing both you & your family great financial difficulties.
Most people cannot get by on limited government benefits...the figures will not add up. If you are off with any longer term illness - you will need to make arrangements for yourself - otherwise you could fall behind with your rental payments. Your landlord could then possibly take you to court & decide to evict you.
PHI Income Protection Cover ~ Renting ~ Typical Key Features
Income Protection Insurance Quotes for Monthly Rent Payments
If you can't work because of illness or disability, an income protection plan aims to pays out a tax-free income to help toward your rent payments & associated bills.
"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.
Generation Rent - Income Protection Insurance to cover Rental Payments
PHI Sickpay Insurance to cover Rent - Underwriting & Health 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 Protection for Monthly Rent - Own Occupation Basis ?
Check whether you already have protection in place in case you get incapacitated, and for how long that protection would last.
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.
Some PHI policies may limit the end age to say 55/60/65 dependant on your job role or if not to when you have chosen the cover to end eg; state retirement or longer.
Why not have Critical Illness Insurance to cover the Rent - instead of or as well as Income Protection Insurance ?
Critical illness cover (CIC) - pays out a tax-free lump sum or installments if you are diagnosed with a life-threatening condition for example some forms of cancer, heart attack, stroke, diabetes etc; but only as specified and listed in the policy - is a another alternative to Income Protection 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 in some plans. Ideally you should have both plans if your budget allows this. For more information on this & costs talk to a professional broker here.
Is PHI Income Protection Insurance for the Rent - the same as Accident & Sickness Payments Rental Payments Cover ?
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.