What Is Health Insurance?

Health Insurance is probably one of the most important types of insurance you can arrange. Without it, an illness or accident can have serious long-term financial implications for you and your family.

Health Insurance can cover the cost of private medical treatment for any acute conditions you may suffer in the future – from something as simple as a broken bone to more serious conditions like a heart attack or cancer.

However, there are a number of other types of Health-related Insurance policies which are worthy of serious consideration:

These include:

  • Critical Illness
  • Income Protection

Some of these policies cover situations where you are unable to work because of illness or injury. Knowing that the regular household payments will be made and your financial commitments met during a difficult period in your life can offer peace of mind for the future.

The range of coverage varies depending on the type of plan, and as with any type of insurance, there are exclusions and limitations. We can help you make sense of these types of plan.

Premiums are normally paid to the insurance company either monthly or annually.

Critical illness plans have no cash in value at any time and will cease at the end of the term. If you stop paying your premiums your cover may end.

Plans may not cover all the definitions of a critical illness. The definitions vary between product providers and will be described in the key features document if you go ahead with a plan.

Income protection plans that have no investment link have no cash in value at any time and will cease at the end of the term. If you stop paying your premiums your cover may end.

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Savings & Investments

Since there are so many different types of savings and investments, it is wise to seek expert advice which can be tailored to suit your own circumstances. Paying too much in tax or charges can seriously reduce your returns.

The value of investments and income from them can go down. You may not get back the original amount invested.

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Pensions

Saving for retirement can be confusing. There are many options and it is important that the right one or even a combination of options is chosen correctly. The major changes announced in the 2014 budget to the way in which pension benefits can be taken certainly offer more flexibility however it is now more important than ever that the right choices are made . Flexibility only applies where the scheme rules allow and there may be tax consequences to consider.

A Pension is a long term investment the fund value may fluctuate and can go down. Your eventual income may depend upon the size of the fund at retirement, future interest rates and tax legislation.

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Wealth Management

Once you have money it’s important that you protect it against the potential threats of taxation, inflation and investment risk. We can help you ensure that you are making the most of tax efficient solutions and have an investment structure which is efficient.

Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate tax planning.

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Taxation

Understanding taxation means that you will be better prepared to ensure that your finances are arranged in a way that will save you money. If you take action and review your tax affairs you may be able to reduce the amount of tax you have to pay.

Tax treatment is based on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate tax planning.

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Life Assurance

A Life Assurance policy pays out a sum of money when the person who is covered by the plan dies. The money is intended to pay off any outstanding debts and support your dependants financially by providing them with a further lump sum or a regular income if you die.

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