About Income Protection Insurance


Future-proof your earnings

Safeguard the future of your income


Tailored income protection cover

Get cover that is relevant to your needs


Income protection when you need it

Income protection insurance that pays out when you need it to

Direct Debit

Income protection cover by Direct Debit

Split your income protection insurance payments into monthly instalments

Features of Income Protection Insurance

Standard cover

Peace of mind through income protection insurance

If you’re unable to work because of illness, the policy pays out a proportion of your monthly income, offering peace of mind and security against lost earnings until you were able to work again.

Cover self-employed income

If you are under 60 and are self-employed, with no sick pay to fall back on - meaning if you don’t work, you don’t get paid - income protection insurance can cover your lost earnings until you can work again.

Income protection insurance experts

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Income Protection Insurance FAQs


What is income protection insurance ?


This policy pays a tax free weekly or monthly lump sum while you are off work for any health-related reason.


What are the benefits of income protection insurance?


It covers up to 70% of your monthly income, helping pay your ongoing bills. There are different levels of cover you can chose to suit your financial needs and budget.


Can I get income protection insurance if I am self-employed?




When can I make a claim?


This depends on your circumstances:

  • Your income protection policy will have a deferral period – usually between 1 and 52 weeks - and if your company offers full sick pay, then you would only need to claim once that ends.
  • If your company only offer statutory sick pay, then you may wish to opt for a shorter deferral in order to cover the loss of income. 
  • If you are self-employed, again a shorter deferral will likely be needed. 

Note that the shorter the deferral period, the larger your premium will be.


Is the pay out tax-free?




Are there any exclusions?


We have provided a summary of the key features of the policy above. For details of the terms and conditions applicable, please refer to the insurance product information document and policy wording, which are available during the quotation process.

Most policies do exclude drug and alcohol misuse and self-inflicted injuries. 


Who needs income protection insurance?


Each year one million workers find themselves unable to work (ABI).

If you are of working age, have monthly outgoings and don’t have indefinite sick pay from your employer – or enough savings to keep you going indefinitely – you should consider this policy.

How do I make a claim?


Find your insurance documents

and make sure you have all your information at hand, including your policy number


Give your insurer a call

on the claims number in your policy document and explain exactly what happened

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