Income Protection Insurance pays out a regular tax-free income if you become unable to work because of accident or sickness.
It could help you keep up with your mortgage repayments and other living costs until you’re able to return to work.
Policies have a waiting period before they pay out, which begins when you become unable to work. The longer the period chosen, the lower your premium. It’s a good idea to find out what your employer would pay you, and what state benefits might be available so you can choose an appropriate waiting period.
The premium you’ll pay will vary depending on your age, health and the level of income you wish to protect.