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Life insurance pays out a lump sum of cash upon your death, so that your loved ones can carry on their lives, without added financial burden.
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It's a daunting thought, but with daily expenses and increasing costs in living, it is vital that you secure the future of those you love. Life Insurance will provide a lump sum to help with the mortgage and other household bills.
It's a daunting thought, but with daily expenses and increasing costs in living, it is vital that you secure the future of those you love - and this is exactly what Life Insurance is for.
Life Insurance provides financial protection to your loved ones in the event of your death. No one likes to think about dying, which is why many of us either delay or fail to take out a policy when the time is right.
Without life insurance, the income you once provided for your family goes with you when you die. This could leave your family in a financial crisis at a time when they already have so much to cope with.
Most people usually take out life insurance that lasts until some key date in the future. It could be when they intend to retire, when their mortgage is paid off, or when they feel their children may leave home.
Joint life insurance policies are available, but advisers will typically recommend two single life insurance policies as they usually cost hardly any extra and will provide double cover. (This means that if both people die together, both policies pay out, rather than just one joint policy).
Policies that include critical illness cover are almost certainly better split into two separate life insurance plans. For example, if one person is diagnosed with an illness like cancer, their partner will not want their insurance to be lost, which would be the case on a joint life, first claim policy.
If you are looking for a life insurance policy, then you might also want to consider adding critical illness cover. It’s a very popular option. Sadly, at least one in five men and one in six women will suffer from a serious medical condition at some stage in their lives.
Critical illness cover provides a lump-sum payment should you become seriously ill with a condition covered by your policy. Cover can be added to a life insurance or mortgage protection policy.
Most critical illness policies cover at least seven major medical conditions including cancer, heart attack, multiple sclerosis, stroke, major organ transplants and kidney failure.
The benefit is tax free and can be used to replace your income, help pay off your mortgage, help you cope with bills and living expenses and let you concentrate on getting better.
If you have a partner, loved ones or dependents who rely on your income, and the house you live in is covered by a mortgage, then making plans as to how it will be paid in the event of your death is crucial. The solution to this problem is mortgage protection insurance.
Mortgage protection insurance, also known as mortgage life insurance and decreasing term life insurance, is designed to repay the outstanding balance of a standard repayment mortgage if you were to die during the period of cover. This means your family won't have to worry about continuing to pay the mortgage following your death.
Decreasing term life assurance is the cheapest form of life assurance. As time passes, and your mortgage debt reduces, the payout on death also reduces leaving your dependants with the money to pay the rest of the mortgage. Level term cover, which tends to be more expensive, pays out a set lump sum during the mortgage term.
The company was founded in 1816 as Mutuelle de L'assurance contre L'incendie (the Ancienne Mutuelle).It acquired Compagnie Parisienne de Garantie in 1978 and became Mutuelles Unies. In 1982, it merged with the Drouot Group, owned by the Hottinguer family, becoming Mutuelles Unies/Drouot.
The firm adopted the Axa name in 1985. Axa took over The Equitable in 1991 and bought Union des Assurances De Paris (UAP), France's largest insurer, in 1996 to become Axa-UAP.
It reverted to the name Axa in 1999. In February 1999, Axa acquired Guardian Royal Exchange. In May 2000, it acquired all shares it did not already own in Sun Life & Provincial Holdings
On June 14, 2006, Axa acquired Winterthur Group from Credit Suisse for approximately €9 billion. As of 2011, Axa was the second most powerful transnational corporation in terms of corporate control over global financial stability
Axa trades in the United Kingdom as Axa UK using a number of subsidiaries such as Axa Insurance, Axa Investment Managers, Axa Wealth and Axa PPP Healthcare. Axa PPP Healthcare was created when Axa bought Guardian Royal Exchange (GRE), though it subsequently sold the other parts of GRE to Aegon.