Life Insurance is a great way to help protect your family from the financial worries they could face if you were no longer around. Life insurance provide a sum of money in the event of death during the term of the policy.
• Type of benefit paid: Lump sum
With a Level Life Insurance policy, the amount of cover (also known as the sum assured) stays the same throughout the length of the policy. The sum assured and the term of the policy are set at the start of the policy. This type of policy is often taken out to provide Family Protection or to help repay a mortgage, typically an interest only mortgage where the amount owed on the mortgage does not decrease over time.
The payments are not subject to income tax (under current legislation, tax year 2017/2018).
The premiums for this policy can be either fixed and guaranteed from the outset, meaning that they won’t change throughout the life of the policy, or they can be reviewable.