LIFE INSURANCE - WHEN YOU HAVE A NEW BABY
If you are pregnant or have just given birth to a baby, wether married or not - you probably have other many things on your mind & time poor than thinking about getting a Life Insurance policy. However, being a parent having loving responsibilities means you should now consider looking at the peace of mind Life Insurance or Critical Illness may do to help protect your new born child, each other & family now you have one.
How much Life Insurance do you need - when you have a Baby ?
There is no set formula, as each family situation is different. But maybe consider 3 things: Repay a Mortgage, Loan or other debts if you have any. Income to help cover all ongoing monthly bills & expenses. Lump sum backup for say your child future educational needs or holidays etc; Various UK Newspapers state that raising a child in the UK may now cost over £100,000 during your lifetime.
Life Insurance - Pregnancy Complications during Birth ?
As Insurance is based upon risk - Insurers will usually ask if when you were pregnant & if there are any associated health complications due to your being pregnant. If there are, they may delay offering cover until you have given birth or the health issues are now resolved.
Life Insurance & Pregnancy Weight / Post Pregnancy Weight ?
Do Insurers ask what your weight is during or after pregnancy ? It will naturally rise from month 1 onwards until birth so most Insurers may usually ask what your pre-pregnancy or pre-pregnancy weight was - rather than specifically during the actual pregnancy. But also if there are any associated health complications, if you are overweight. If there are BMI issues - they may be offering medically rated cover terms....Or could delay cover until you have given birth.
Can I buy a Life Insurance Policy once we have a Baby - if not married ?
Yes - UK Insurance rules state there must be an insurable interest between a girlfriend & partner to arrange a life insurance policy. You can always arrange a single policy. Also both parties must consent to this arrangement. You don't have to be married to get a life insurance on someone.
Can I get a Life Insurance on my Wife/Girlfriend without her knowing ?
No - both parties must consent to this arrangement to life insurance, once you have a baby ie; you cannot just apply on their behalf without their knowledge.
Can I put my Pregnant Partner on my Life Insurance Policy ?
As above - UK Insurance rules state there must be an insurable interest between yourself and girlfriend to add her to your life insurance policy ie; if you have a baby together that is Ok.
Can my New Born Baby be my Life Insurance Beneficiary ?
Yes they can - if you wish to. Either you or your partner can own seperate or joint life insurance plans directly; [ see comments above re Insurable interest ]. Note however if you split up though this can cause issues with the insurer having to undue this arrangement & may require additional legal costs by you seeking specialist advice. The alternative is to put the policy into trust for your new born baby or babies as the beneficiary.
Who should be a Trustee on my Life Insurance Policy for a New Born Baby?
If you put the policy into trust where your Girlfriend is either one of, or the sole beneficiary. Either she can be sole Trustee or have 2 Trustees ideally. Note again, if you split up though this can cause issues with the insurer having to undue this arrangement & may require additional legal costs by you seeking specialist advice.
When you have a baby - wether being a married couple, in a relationship or common law marriage means you may not appreciate the implications for Insurance. Likewise the various challenges that may come looking after loved ones if they are critically ill or die; Let trying to get life insurance hopefully not be another great challenge. Either way please approach us for friendly Professional Help.
LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES WHEN YOU HAVE A BABY - PRODUCTS REVIEW
MORTGAGE PROTECTION - When you have a Baby
Designed to cover a repayment mortgage on death or critical illness as it decreases during the plan term.
LIFE INSURANCE - When you have a Baby
Offering a family protection lump sum if the policy holder dies or is diagnosed with a terminal illness during the term or whole lifecover. Policies can be made joint or seperate.
FAMILY INCOME BENEFIT INSURANCE- When you have a Baby
CRITICAL ILLNESS INSURANCE- When you have a Baby
Helps ease financial worries if you are diagnosed with a critical illness as specified by the Insurance Company.
CHILDREN'S CRITICAL ILLNESS COVER
Helps ease financial worries if your baby child once born is diagnosed with a critical illness as specified by the Insurance Company. You can look to take out this policy whilst pregnant.
INCOME PROTECTION -- When you have a Baby
Providing security by way of an income if you are off sick or have an accident.