I’ve just left my job to go freelance and need to replace the old Life Insurance policy I had as a benefit. One question I have is can a claim be made on this straight away or is there an initial period to wait?
Yes, you can claim straight away on life insurance. There is a standard exclusion on any claims arising from suicide in the first 12 months applied by most insurers. But other than that any valid claim would be accepted.
For a claim to be processed a death certificate will need to be provided to the insurance company meaning you will have to wait until one has been produced at least.
It is also worth noting that some insurers provide temporary cover for a fixed period of time while the application is being processed. This ensures some level of cover while the underwriting process is completed, something that can take several weeks if extensive medical information is required from a GP surgery.
If you have any other questions about life insurance feel free to give one of our experts a call on 02084327333 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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