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What is life insurance?

What is life insurance?

Life Insurance pays out a sum of money to your family should you pass away. 

There are different types of Life Insurance, so it's important you choose the right cover for you.

How does life insurance work?

Life Insurance helps you protect the ones you love should the worst happen. Our life cover pays out a cash lump sum if you pass away during the policy term, over this period you pay monthly premiums to LV=.  

You can also take out Critical Illness cover with your Life Insurance, where a cash lump sum is paid to you if you're die or are diagnosed with one of the listed critical illnesses during the term of the policy.

Do I need Life Insurance?

Everyone's circumstances are different and not everyone needs Life Insurance. But if your children, partner or other relatives depend on your income to cover things such as a mortgage, household bills or other living expenses, then the answer is probably 'yes', as it will help provide for your family in the event of your death.

To find out more take a look at our guide on what life insurance is and how it works.

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So, here's what you need to know about our Life Insurance 

Simplifying the process of applying for life insurance

The insurance industry has made great headway in improving access to insurance for individuals with pre-existing mental health conditions. It is as positive sign that the majority of people who disclose a mental health condition are able to find affordable insurance cover. At LV= we aim to make the process of applying for life insurance as simple as possible.

Find out more about how our application process works.

life insurance Cover Options

We know it's a tough topic, but we're here to make life insurance a little easier

  • Pays out a cash lump sum if you die within the plan term
  • Gives you the flexibility to choose the amount of cover you need, from the different types of Life Insurance, and for how long
  • Guarantees that your premiums won't change in the future unless you change your cover
  • Gives you access to LV= Doctor Services, a Legal Advice Line and other member benefits at no extra cost
  • You may be able to increase your cover after specific life events without medical evidence
  • What you pay depends on your personal circumstances such as your age and whether you smoke

Financial Advice

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We've chosen to partner with LifeSearch to offer you independent advice on which protection products are right for you.

Mon to Thu - 8am - 8pm     Fri 8am - 6pm

For Text Phone first dial 18001

Calls will be recorded and/or monitored for training and audit purposes.

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Important information

Here's what you need to know about life insurance, so you have the full picture

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  • Available to UK residents aged 17 to 84
  • You can choose the length to run between 5-50 years, but the policy must end before your 90th birthday
  • If you die, we'll normally pay the lump sum to your estate. Inheritance tax could apply to the part that's worth over £325,000 (tax years 2021/22 to 2025/26)
  • We won’t pay a claim if you die as a result of intentionally taking your own life within the first 12 months of your policy
  • If you stop paying your premiums, you won't get any money back and your cover may stop
  • As part of your life insurance application, we may need to contact your doctor for a medical report
    You don’t have to give your consent to us obtaining a medical report if we need to, but you won’t be able to complete the online application without agreeing to this. It’s still your responsibility to answer all the questions accurately and honestly in your application. If you don’t, we might not pay a claim and could cancel your policy
  • Increase options are available after marriage/civil partnership, divorce, the birth of a child or mortgage increase. Sometimes we won't be able to offer you increase options, subject to guidelines within your policy conditions.

Make sure you read the policy summary so you understand what you're buying...

The information on this page shouldn't be taken as advice, It's up to you to decide if it's right for you and you should speak to a financial adviser if you're not sure.

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