Should I review my existing income protection?

I have an existing income protection plan which I took out with my bank when I set-up my mortgage. I have had it about 6 years and was wondering whether this is something I should review periodically?

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Answered by Andrew Jenkinson

The importance of reviewing your arrangements as your circumstances change

With any protection insurance policy you should continue to review your existing arrangements as your personal circumstances change over time.

Given your policy was taken out through your bank your first port of call should be to check that it is indeed income protection which you have in place and not PPI, see guide ‘Don’t confuse Income Protection and PPI’. It may well be the case that the policy is not suitable for your needs and/or is not competitively priced.

Why review your income protection…

Income protection insurance is one of the most important plans to continually review as the policy is dependent upon your earnings and any sick pay/savings you may have access to should you be out of work. This is even more important for self employed individuals whose earnings tend to fluctuate more than individuals who are employed.

Change in your circumstances

Should you receive a pay rise, increase your mortgage, change jobs or have a child you may need to review your existing income protection to ensure you would receive an adequate level of benefit and to make sure your deferred period aligns with your sick pay entitlement and any savings you may be able to access during difficult times.

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