INCOME PROTECTION PLANS
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INCOME PROTECTION FOR
Income Protection cover provides you with a replacement income in the event that you become unable to work due to accident or illness. This is particularly relevant for Professionals who are self-employed and therefore have very little safety net. Your benefit will last for as long as you are unwell, right through to retirement age.
1 IN 7 CLIENTS CLAIMED ON THEIR INCOME PROTECTION POLICY IN 2018
Just over 1 in 7 Day One clients claimed on their income protection policy in 2018 compared to 1 in 8 the previous year, marking a significant increase.
Across the professions, the rate of claims for accidents and injuries rose to 10% with numerous fractures to fingers and ankles reported. This of course renders most professionals unable to attend work until a full recovery has taken place.
Unfortunately there was a noted increase in cancer-related claims, accounting for 5% of the total claims paid.
Dr Vladka Vilimkova
Dr Vladka was diagnosed with cancer in late 2012 and has undergone four extensive surgeries since. Unfortunately the treatments have resulted in a significant loss of arm/shoulder mobility, rendering her unable to work for the foreseeable future. Vladka’s Income Protection policy has provided her with a weekly income since her first diagnosis and will continue to do so as long as she is unable to work.
Dr Emma O'Hara
When I applied for income protection in 2013, I was in perfect health. Then suddenly I found myself laid up with broken bones from a serious car accident. I had barely paid my first premium, but Omega honoured their word. I never had to worry about payment, and the claim form was simple and quick. It was one major headache I didn’t have to deal with. I would recommend every professional to seek income protection, because you never know what lies ahead.
I like to keep fit and healthy and it is rare that I am unable to work due to illness. However in recent months I have claimed on two occasions for 2 days of lost income as a self employed business owner. The claims process was swift, DG kept me informed and the claim was paid within 7-10 days. Overall I have found the support provided by DG and Omega Financial to be excellent and would recommend highly.
As a general dental practitioner who owns a mixed private/GMS practice I thought it was essential to have Day One income protection against a rainy day. Practices have so many hidden costs that a considerable down time would put real strain on the every day running of the practice so I felt Day One protection was essential. Covid-19 was one of those down times. Overnight the practice shut its doors and all sources of income were lost.