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Income protection for clients in riskier jobs

We believe everyone should have peace of mind over their income, regardless of their occupation. Some clients in riskier jobs – like tradespeople, nurses and electricians – can be more expensive to insure, and need tailored cover. 

Our Personal Sick Pay offers specialist income protection aimed specifically to these clients. It’s built with a number of features with them in mind:

  • Cover for up to 60% of earnings.
  • Weekly or monthly claim benefit payment.
  • Age costed premiums.
  • Personal Sick Pay £1,000 guarantee.
  • Own occupation definition of sickness.
  • Waiver of premium option.
  • Part of the Flexible Protection Plan menu.
  • We offer different waiting period options to suit your client, from day 1** through to 1**, 4, 8, 13, 26 or 52 weeks.

**For clients who are self-employed, they currently won't be able to take out a policy with a day one or one week waiting period. It's possible that we may restrict waiting periods for other people depending on their personal circumstances.

Product profile

Personal sick pay helps replace some of your clients’ income if they’re unable to work due to long-term sickness or an accident. Learn more about the target market, main features, limits, risks and costs:Waiver of Premium product profile
Our tailored support places your client at the heart of our offering – giving them peace of mind when it’s needed most. Here are some important things you should know about our Personal Sick Pay:
  • We won’t pay a claim if your client becomes unemployed or is made redundant.
  • If your client stops paying their premiums, their cover may stop.
  • If your client chooses level cover, it won’t keep up with inflation and could buy less in the future. 
  • The minimum term is 5 years. The policy must end before your client reaches the age of 70.
  • There is no cash value at any time.
  • The policy won’t pay out if your client is ill but continues to work.
  • We won’t pay out in the event of a normal pregnancy.
  • Benefits paid at claim may reduce any state benefits your client might be entitled to.
  • Clients can insure up to 60% of their earnings at outset – subject to a minimum amount of cover of £6,000 a year (£500 a month) and a maximum of £100,000 a year (£8,333 a month).
  • To apply, your client needs to have been registered with a GP and lived in the UK for at least the last two continuous years, immediately before they take the policy out.
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Cover options

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Level cover

Level cover offers a fixed amount of cover – it won’t change and won’t keep up with inflation. This means your client won’t be able buy as much with their money in the future, compared to today.
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Inflation-linked cover

Here, the amount of cover will increase in-line with inflation. We then re-calculate the premium to match the new amount of cover – the premium will increase in-line with inflation.
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Budget Personal Sick Pay

This is a more affordable option – it works in the same way as our standard policy, but we’ll only pay your client for a maximum of 24 months for a single claim.

Types of premium

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Guaranteed future prices

If your client's insurance has guaranteed future prices, the price they'll pay in the future for each £1 of Personal Sick Pay is guaranteed to go up each year at the rate set out in the Guaranteed Future Price table.

If your clients choose guaranteed future prices, the insurance will cost a bit more to begin with. They'll know exactly what it will cost in the future and we can’t change what is set out in the table.

Speak to your account manager for a copy of our future price tables.
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Reviewable future prices

If your client's insurance has reviewable future prices, then the price they'll pay in the future for each £1 of Personal Sick Pay is guaranteed to go up each year at the rate set out in the Reviewable Future Price table for the first 5 years.

After that, we’ll review the prices in the table every 5 years and the amounts quoted in the table could change (either up or down).
Flexible Protection Plan

Personal Sick Pay forms part of our Flexible Protection Plan – the only menu plan in the market that offers specialist income protection for clients in riskier occupations. Opt to add Life and Critical Illness Cover, Life Insurance or Family Income Benefit to give your client reassurance over their future.

Protect your clients quicker – with our unique quote and apply system, Fastway, you’ll only need one application, set of underwriting and Direct Debit.

Protection optionsPersonal Sick Pay is ideally suited to your clients in riskier jobs. But what about your clients in less-risky occupations?

Income Protection provides valuable cover where the risk of occupational injury or illness is low – like office workers or accountants. It offers cost-friendly security, helping your client focus on getting better.
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Why choose LV=

By tailoring our support for your clients in riskier occupations, we offer a stand-out solution to give the best cover for their circumstances. And that’s not the only reason to recommend LV=. We go above and beyond to offer the exceptional income protection; as a result we’ve been awarded the Moneyfacts’ Best Income Protection Provider for the eleventh year running.

Our strong claims performance saw us pay out 93% of Income Protection claims in 2019. So you can rest assured that your clients get vital financial help when they need it most, meaning you can feel confident in the provider you recommend.

With Personal Sick Pay, we’ll help your client get back to full health with rehabilitation support – this offers services like physiotherapy, psychological support and return to work services. 
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LV= Doctor Services

If your client is eligible for Personal Sick Pay, they’ll reap the benefits of our Doctor Services. Providing confidential, expert medical advice whenever it’s needed, your client can access the service by app or phone whenever they need to. Services available include:

  • Remote GP 24/7. Speak to a UK doctor about any health or medical concerns by video or phone consultation.
  • Prescription services. Get a private prescription without the need for your client to visit their local GP.
  • Second opinion. Check a diagnosis and get advice on treatment options with a UK medical specialist by video or face to face consultation.
  • Remote physiotherapy. Get free sessions with a trained UK physiotherapist and receive a bespoke treatment plan through video consultations.
  • Remote psychological support. Get access to free sessions of mental health support including counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy from a network of highly trained therapists.
  • Discounted health MOTs. Benefit from 25% off health MOTs - a service that provides an assessment of overall health, identifying any risk and areas of improvement.

 More on LV= Doctor Services

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Member benefits

Your clients get greater value with our Personal Sick Pay. Once they've agreed to become an LV= member, they’re entitled to exclusive benefits and support:

  • Generous discounts. Your client will be entitled to discounts on LV= general insurance products – like car, home and pet insurance.
  • Member Support Fund. If your client falls on hard times they can request financial assistance. 
  • Member Care Line. When your client needs peace of mind, the Care Line offers access to confidential legal advice, trained nurses and qualified counsellors – all for free.
  • Members right to vote. Your client will be invited to attend our AGM – helping shape the future of our business.

Learn more about the benefits available to members.

We paid 93%* of Income Protection claims

We offer a clear and fair approach to paying claims – and believe anyone can be affected by long-term illness, regardless of age or lifestyle.

We’re proud to have paid 93% of Income Protection claims in 2019. A successful claim is as important to your client as it is to you - your clients get vital financial help when they need it most and you feel confident in the provider you recommended.

*93% Income Protections claims paid (includes new claims admitted in 2019 and those already being paid before 1 January 2019 that continued to be paid in 2019) 81% Income Protection for new claims admitted in 2019. Personal Sick Pay claims are not included.

View our 2019 claims performance.

Dedicated support for you

We’re committed to supporting the conversations you have with your clients, with expert underwriting and online quote and apply.

Our underwriting measures an individual’s risk – assessing their lifestyle, medical history, occupation, hobbies and financial circumstances. That means we offer the right terms in relation to risk. But we keep it simple – we offer terms wherever possible and without unnecessary medical evidence.

Our quote and apply system – Fastway – makes it quicker to protect clients. It’s a fast and flexible application journey and gives you an immediate underwriting decision.

More on Fastway.

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