Level Term Life Insurance is a cost effective way of arranging life assurance in the UK and is a relatively straightforward form of life cover.
Level Term Life Insurance is often used for family protection purposes by providing life insurance cover in the event of the death of the life or lives assured for the benefit of the surviving spouse and, if there are any, the dependant children to make their lives more comfortable financially.
The amount of life cover provided is often agreed upon after receiving advice from a financial adviser who will assess a family’s requirements taking into account a number of factors such as the level of income required and the term the life cover is required for i.e. whilst the children are dependant on their parents.
The amount of Level Term Life Insurance remains level for a specific period of time i.e 25 years and is arranged normally on a sole life or joint life first death basis with the premium often remaining constant throughout the term.
If the life or lives assured outlive the term of the policy then the Level Term Life Insurance policy normally finishes and the life policy does not pay out anything. This is one of the reasons why Level Term Life Insurance is normally cheaper than say a Whole of Life policy as a whole of life policy will always pay out whenever the life assured dies as long as the life assured has maintained paying the premiums.
Level Term Life Insurance is also used to cover personal and business liabilities such as overdrafts and some types of mortgages and loans so that in the event of the death of the life assured the liability is liquidated resulting in the survivor not being burdened with the repayments on the loan or mortgage.
Critical illness cover can sometimes be included in the Level Term Life Insurance policy to pay out upon one of the assured being diagnosed with a specific critical illness.If such cover were included this would result in the premium being greater than if cover was just for life insurance.