Can I take out income protection up to age 70?

I currently have an income protection plan that is due to end in a few years time at age 65 but I am now most likely going to work until age 70, can I take out cover up to 70?

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Answered by Andrew Jenkinson

Some insurers offer cover to age 70

Yes, for long-term income protection plans a number of insurers have extended the length of cover available up until age 70. Although not all insurers currently offer this option more insurers are moving in this direction, recognising that people are starting to work past age 65 far more frequently.

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Please note that most long-term plans have a requirement for the term of the plan to be at least 5 years long, so if you have a current plan and leave arranging new cover until past age 65 it may be too late to set-up a new policy.

It is also worth noting that short-term payment protection plans (such as for short-term accident and sickness cover) still have a maximum policy end age of 65, although these insurers are likely to move towards age 70 in the near future also.

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This information does not constitute financial or other professional advice. You should consult your professional adviser or contact us directly on 02084327333 should you require financial advice. It is important to ensure any insurance policy you take out is suitable for your needs.
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