Since providing Life Insurance policies at the cost of a penny, Liverpool Victoria have grown to become one of the top providers of financial services across the UK. They are also the number one provider of individual Income Protection and have over 5.8 million customers.
LV Income Protection policies come in 3 types: comprehensive protection, budget protection and protection for high risk occupations.
Personal Sick Pay from Liverpool Victoria is designed to cover professionals in riskier occupations that may normally have to pay more for Income Protection.
While it does have more limitations compared to standard LV Income Protection, it can be more affordable for individuals in certain professions.
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Your occupation does not affect the cost or cover of your policy.
Personal Sick Pay policies use an Own Occupation definition of incapacity.
Your ability to claim and the amount you are entitled to is not affected by any state benefits you may be receiving.
In order to be eligible for LV’s Personal Sick Pay policy, applications need to be a UK resident and registered with a UK GP for at least 2 years.
Premiums are age banded and go up the longer you have your policy.
Personal Sick Pay does not automatically include Waiver of Premium. Instead, it needs to be taken out as a separate product.
Overview of Key Policy Details
Maximum Claim Duration
Unlimited or 2 years
Day 1/1 week/4 weeks/8 weeks/13 weeks/26 weeks/52 weeks
Waiver of Premium
60% of your earnings before tax.
Minimum Entry Age
17 years old
Maximum Entry Age
59 years old
Minimum Policy Term
Maximum Cease Age
70 years old
If you decide to take a career break or become unemployed in the future, you will still be covered for up to a year after you have left your last job. Your claim benefit would be based on your income during the 12 before you stopped working and you will be covered on an ‘own occupation’ basis. You will, however, need to continue paying premiums during this time.
LV Doctor Services are included as standard with most of LV’s protection products. This service comes in the form of an app that you can download straight onto your phone and use for medical guidance and advice. Speak to one-to-one with a qualified GP over the phone or by video, get a second opinion about your diagnoses, and get private prescriptions without the need to visit your local GP.
In 2016, LV’s operating profit from trading operations was £20 million (£159 million not including the Ogden rate change). The group capital surplus on a Solvency II Standard Formula basis was also estimated at £367 million.
In 2017, LV’s net earned premiums reached £2.2 billion and they were given an AA+ rating by Brand Finance for their brand strength.
We aim to know the policies we advise on inside out and back to front. Below, we have answered a couple of commonly asked questions with regards to the policy coverage of Liverpool Victoria’s Personal Sick Pay Insurance.
If you need any further help, please do not hesitate to call us on 01273646484.
Independent Protection Expert at Drewberry
A. As the name of the policies suggests, the biggest difference between the two products is the price. Budget Personal Sick Pay has cheaper premiums than a standard policy. However, this lowered price comes at the cost of the amount of cover you get from your policy.
While a standard Personal Sick Pay policy has no maximum claim duration, Budget Personal Sick Pay will only ever pay out for a maximum of 24 months.
A. There are certain factors to consider before deciding the best deferred period for an Income Protection policy, but LV has added constraints that may affect the deferred period you chose for their specific product.
If you add waiver of premium to your policy, your options for deferred periods will become limited to a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 26 weeks. This means that you will not have access to Day 1 cover nor deferred periods of 1 or 52 weeks.
A. The minimum amount of cover that you can purchase for your policy is £6,000 per year (£500) a month.
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