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There are a few ways you can save money on your insurance:
The whole point of insurance is that it's there to protect you financially in your hour of need. But if you've been paying for inadequate cover, or been mis-sold a policy, then it's actually costing you financially instead.
Before buying insurance, you should always take the time to shop around for the best value and never feel pressured into signing up for something you don’t fully understand. If you’re taking out mortgage protection, remember that you don't have to take it out with the bank that you gave you your mortgage.
Always read the policy terms and conditions carefully so that you know what you’re covered for. It might not be the most exciting thing you’ll ever read but it’ll save you a lot of hassle (and potential heartbreak) if you ever need to make a claim.
Finally, when looking at health insurance, be aware of what the excess on your policy is. A higher excess will reduce your premium but means you’ll have to pay more yourself in the event of any claim.
The price you pay for insurance depends on the amount of cover you’re looking for, how long you want your policy to run i.e. the term you choose, and whether you want a single life policy, joint/dual life policy or whole-of-life policy. Factors that also affect the price include:
Your occupation can have an influence on your premium, with some occupations deemed ineligible for cover due to the nature of the work involved. In general jobs are divided into four types or ‘occupation classes’.
Insurance benefits are paid out tax-free so you don’t need to worry about giving over anything to the tax man! However, anyone who inherits the money after your death may have to pay inheritance tax depending on their relationship to you. How much tax they’ll have to pay will depend on how much they inherit and Revenue rules at the time of your death.