About life insurance
- What is life insurance?
- Why do I need life insurance?
- What is level term life insurance?
- What is decreasing term life insurance?
- What is terminal illness cover?
- What is critical illness cover?
- What is serious illness cover?
- What are guaranteed premiums?
Choosing your life insurance
- How much life insurance do I need?
- How long should I take life insurance for?
- Which life insurance provider should I choose?
- What are the next steps?
Life insurance extras
- What does putting a policy in trust mean?
- I have life insurance through my employer - is that enough?
- Can life cover be increased at a later date?
How much life insurance do I need?
Life insurance is a selfless type of insurance as you as the policy holder actually get no benefit at all - it's all for peace of mind!
Life Insurance Calculator
If you are unsure about the amount of cover or the length of time to take it over then you can use our Life insurance Calculator which will help you to work out the amount of cover that you need.
Why is the right amount of cover important?
This is the reason it is so important that it is affordable; otherwise I'm sure you would agree; it completely defeats the object of taking out a policy if you can't afford it!
Therefore it is very important that you choose the right amount of cover and make sure that you can afford it.
Do I need to renew my cover?
A life insurance policy is not the kind of insurance that you should change every year, once you have bought it you keep it. This is because it is cheaper the younger you are and will get more expensive every year. At the time of writing this, life insurance is also the cheapest it has been for the last 10 years!
How much cover should I consider?
When deciding how much cover you need, think about the things that you pay out for every month and whether or not your family would be able to afford to pay them without your income.
If you have a mortgage then it is sensible to take out cover to ensure in the event of your death your family could pay off your mortgage. You may though wish to take some additional cover out so that they have some financial security.
Still not sure?
You can ask one of our life insurance experts a question directly - we'll try to answer it as quickly as we can, and if it's a really good one, we may even feature it on our website!
Got another question? Ask a life insurance expert!
If you can't find what you're looking for on our site you can ask us a question here or talk to us over the phone by calling 0800 524 4153 and we'll be happy to answer all your questions on life insurance.