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If You Want The Safety Net That Redundancy Insurance Can Give Then Make Sure You Understand It

Nov 13, 2007
If you want to take out insurance against being made redundant then you have to understand the product and what it is capable of doing. Redundancy cover can give you an income to make sure that you can continue servicing your loan and mortgage repayments along with covering your essential outgoings, but it is imperative that you do understand the terms and conditions in a policy before buying.

Redundancy cover can be taken out as mortgage payment protection, income protection and loan payment protection and it can give great peace of mind. All policies will start to pay you after you have been out of work for a pre-defined time. This is generally between 31 days and 90 days after the event and would then continue to give you a tax free income for up to 12-24 months, depending on the policy terms and conditions.

It is imperative that you read the small print of any policy that you are taking out as this is where you will find the exclusions. Exclusions are the reasons which can stop you from making a claim and which mean that you would be ineligible for the product.

There are exclusions which are common to the majority of redundancy insurance policies and these include if you are suffering from a pre-existing medical condition, are only in a part time position, are of retirement age or if you are self-employed. Check each products exclusions as they can vary from provider to provider and it is important that you ensure you wouldn't be excluded from making a claim.

Mortgage payment protection an be taken out to safeguard your monthly mortgage repayments each month and give you peace of mind and security of an income with which you can use to continue on meeting your mortgage repayments and so not get into arrears. Getting into arrears could mean you lose your home to repossession but redundancy insurance can give you an income.

Loan payment protection is taken out as redundancy insurance if you have loan or credit card repayments to make each month and can stop you from falling behind on your repayments by giving you enough money to service your loan repayments each month.

If you want to safeguard your essential outgoings in general then income protection will give you a replacement amount up to a certain sum each month which you can then use to carry on meeting your requirements and live the lifestyle you are accustomed to without having to worry.

All policies can be bought alongside the loan or mortgage at the time of taking out the borrowing but this is one of the dearest ways of taking out what is invaluable insurance. A far better way to give peace of mind and security is to go to a specialist provider for your quote for the cover. Redundancy insurance can be taken out just to cover unemployment by such as redundancy but it can also be taken out to insure against coming out of work down to accident, sickness and unemployment together.
About the Author
Simon Burgess is Managing Director of the award-winning British Insurance, a specialist provider of redundancy insurance, loan protection insurance and income protection insurance.
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