With links going back to 1888, The Exeter as it is today was founded when two friendly societies joined forces: The Exeter Friendly Society and Pioneer Friendly Society in 2008.
As a mutual, it has no shareholders to keep happy, so operates solely for the benefit of its members. It offers a range of protection products, including Life Insurance, Health Insurance and various Income Protection policies.
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The Exeter Income Protection Coverage
60% of gross earnings up to £100,000 per year; 40% of anything above.
Maximum Claim Duration
Full cover to term
Limited payment terms
Day 1 or 1 / 4 / 8 / 13 / 26 or 52 weeks
Waiver of Premium
The Exeter has policies that offers both manual workers and office-based workers access to own occupation cover, which is invaluable for anyone looking for Income Protection.
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The minimum benefit guarantee enables you to fix your benefit (up to a maximum of £1,000 per month) in return for providing The Exeter with simplified financial evidence at the time of the claim. This can only be added when you start your policy though, and if you opt for a two-year limited claim period.
If you don’t select the ‘Minimum Benefit Guarantee’ option, you can select the ‘Rehabilitation Benefit’.
If after a claim you return to the same occupation you had before becoming ill / injured but can only do so on a part time basis, The Exeter pays a reduced benefit for up to 24 months to top up your earnings.
If after a claim you can only return to work in a different role / with a reduced salary, The Exeter pays a proportionate benefit to top up your reduced income.
It is important to note that, as with the ‘Rehabilitation Benefit’, this benefit isn’t available if you’ve already added the Minimum Benefit Guarantee to your policy.
If you can provide proof of income to The Exeter within 12 months of taking out a policy, you can fix up to 75% of your benefit. This means that should your income ever fall, you know you will still receive a set amount of cover.
If you were to change employers you may find that your new sick pay is restricted within the first year of employment. This means if you were to fall ill you may need your benefit to be paid out before your set deferral period ends.
The Exeters employer change promise allows just this. If you have a deferred period of more than 4 weeks and fall ill within the first year of your new role, they will start to pay your benefit amount before your deferral period has ended.
Regardless of the benefit amount you choose, The Exeter will not require individuals under the age of 42 to provide routine medical evidence.
In the event of a claim, while you are receiving a benefit, The Exeter pays your premiums for you.
The Exeter offer the option of indexed-linked Income Protection. This means each year your benefit is adjusted in line with inflation based on the Retail Price Index (RPI), up to a maximum increase of 10% per year.
It’s important to remember that, with this option, premiums also increase to compensate for your larger benefit.
Life brings with it certain events which may mean you need to increase your benefit. The Exeter therefore lets you increase cover without asking any further medical questions at every third policy anniversary, or when you:
If any of the above happen you must inform The Exeter within 3 months of the relevant event. You can also only increase your benefit by the lower of £833.33 per month or 50% of your initial benefit.
Health Wise is a free additional benefits programme available to all Income Protection policyholders and their families.
The app, which can be accessed by smartphone or tablet anywhere in the world, provides quick and convenient medical advice and treatment when and where you need it. Services you can access via Health Wise include:
Book phone or video GP consultations directly through the Health Wise app, from anywhere in the world, at a time that suits you.
If you are diagnosed with a serious illness you may want to get a second opinion on a course of treatment or even the diagnosis itself.
The Health Wise app offers up to two consultations each year to discuss your diagnosis and treatment plan with a medical expert. This service can help provide reassurance or identify different treatment plans.
Access up to 6 video physiotherapy consultations a year to help assess, diagnose and treat any musculoskeletal conditions you may have.
Access fully trained specialists up to 6 times a year to help assess and treat a range of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
Improve your health and wellbeing with one-to-one consultations with a registered dietitian. With up to 6 consultations a year, you can get help and advice on how to improve your health and wellbeing, as well as special dietary needs that may be present due to certain health conditions.
Stress, quality of sleep and the levels of exercise we get can all impact our overall health, happiness and wellbeing.
With up to 6 consultations a year, you can work with specialists who can help you to better manage stress, improve the quality of your sleep and increase your motivation to get active so you can live a happier, healthier life.
Unlike some insurers, The Exeter’s Income First policy offers both manual and office-based workers access to own occupation cover, which is invaluable for anyone looking for Income Protection.
There are also flexible waiting periods for NHS medical professionals and teachers. This enables them to receive a benefit payment that compliments their sick pay arrangements. When making a claim, The Exeter will start paying a benefit before their waiting periods ends when their sick pay reduces. Benefit payments will then increase once sick pay stops. This option is available where a 52-week waiting period has been selected.
The Exeter allows deferred periods as short as 1 day, which often suits those with a very low level of savings or those who don’t get any sick pay.
The Exeter offer Level Guaranteed premiums with their Income First policy, which don’t change in price for the entirety of the policy’s term. They also offer age-costed guaranteed premiums or age-costed reviewable premiums.
To provide you with an estimate of how much you can expect to pay for Income Protection from The Exeter, we’ve provided example premiums based on varying ages below.
To calculate these quotes, we have assumed that the individual looking for cover wants a monthly benefit of £1,250 and:
30 Years Old
40 Years Old
50 Years Old
The Exeter is one of a range of UK providers who offer income protection insurance and when researching you should be considering all your options.
If you have any questions we have a team of experts who are on hand to help, just pop us a call on 02084327333. If you are ready to undertake your own research you can use our Income Protection quote tool to compare the top UK insurers.
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