Business Protection was designed to insure against the unexpected, for instance on the death or incapacity of a sole trader, partner or company director.
The main types of cover are as follows:
An insurance policy taken out on key people within the business to compensate the business in the event of death or incapacity of those employees/directors. This covers the income lost to the business in the event of their temporary or permanent absence.
Also known as Partnership Insurance. The protection is taken out by the life assured and written under trust for the benefit of the business partners or shareholders. In the event of death or critical illness the money is used to pay the shareholders family an amount equal to their share of the company or partnership.
Business-Protection – can you afford not to?
This type of cover is little known amongst the business fraternity, however; it is an invaluable instrument. The policy is taken out by a company director for a predetermined time on his/her sole life for the benefit of their beneficiary or family. The premium is paid for by the company and there is no liability to income tax or national insurance on the value of the premiums or the sum assured.
It is a very cost effective method of insuring a director’s life.
Also known as PHI. This is a long term incapacity policy used to replace lost income whilst long term sick or incapacitated. Care must be taken to ensure any benefit does not jeopardise any state benefits to which you maybe entitled.
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