FAQS-Plan Your Life Insurance


We work directly with FCA authorised insurance companies who will be able to answer any of the questions that you may have about life insurance and making sure you get the right cover for your circumstances.

Detailed in these FAQs is generic information to help you understand a little more about insurance. Please do not consider that we are giving you any financial advice nor making recommendations to you. You should ensure that the FCA authorised insurance company that we put you in contact with answers the questions that you have.

Why do I need Life Insurance?

Having a comprehensive life insurance policy in place will provide peace of mind for both you and your loved ones.

The purpose of life insurance is to provide a source of income for your children, dependents, or other beneficiaries. Life Insurance policies will pay your family either a lump sum or a series of smaller sums in the event of your death or if you are diagnosed critically ill.

Why choose Plan Your Life Insurance?

Plan Your Life Insurance can provide free instant quotes, plus full, tailored quotes on request. There are no charges at any stage for this service. LookForLife works with FCA authorised insurance companies to help you find the the most suitable life insurance quote for your circumstances. They scan life insurance providers and policies for the best deals available. Our service is free, quick and easy to use and you are under no obligation to accept the quotes you receive.

How much is the cost of life insurance?

The cost of life insurance depends on multiple factors, some of which we have listed below:

  1. How much cover you require
  2. How long you want it for
  3. Your age
  4. Your occupation
  5. Your medical history
  6. Your smoking habits
  7. Current state of health

All of these factors can affect the cost of life insurance.

How much life cover do I need?

This will depend upon your personal circumstances and it is something that you should discuss with the FCA authorised insurance company.

As a rule of thumb, the loss of a partner will result in a fall of approximately 30% in the expenditure of a family.

If you are the breadwinner, you may want to keep your family in something like the style to which they have become accustomed.

If you are a carer, you may want to provide cash for professionals to take over because you are not around.

How long should I be covered for?

It is impossible to provide a definitive answer to you as much will depend on your individual circumstances. Things you may wish to consider include how long your savings will provide for you and your family and how long before your dependants are old enough to look after themselves.

If you are looking to cover the cost of you mortgage repayment, you will want to cover the amount of the outstanding debt on your mortgage up until such a time as the debt is paid off.

There may be other considerations which you should discuss with an FCA authorised insurance company.

What type of mortgage cover do I need?

An FCA authorised insurance company will be able to tell you what type of policies are available and be able to give you information to help you make your decision.