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Although you might still feel you are in the prime of your life, shocking data released by the Office for National Statistics shows that across the UK in 2011 almost 17,000 men in their 50's passed away. Unfortunately, the statistics for women are no less frightening, with over 11,000 women dying in their 50's in the same period.
*Details taken from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
According to the same ONS data, whether you're male or female and in your 60s you are over 45% more likely to die compared to when you were in your 50s, as you get older, this percentage remains high.
The good news is, if you have a healthy lifestyle the chances of something so drastic happening to you are lower. Despite that, in terms of protecting your loved ones, it's best to plan for the worst case scenario. Making sure you are fully covered will give you peace of mind that should the worse happen, your family will have the financial help they need.
Use our life insurance calculator to work out how much cover you could need.
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If you're aged over 60 or 70 and looking for over 60s life insurance you can still take out an over 50s policy, as it offers the same plan. There are three big factors that determine how much would be paid out when you die:
You pay your agreed monthly premium either until you die, or until you reach 90, then when you eventually pass away, the policy will pay out - bear in mind there may be an initial period where the policy won't pay out, typically 18 months - 2 years. If you've set it up in trust, it'll go to whoever you name as the beneficiary.
Confused.com offers a number of specialist services, including finding life policies for over 50s. We can return a quote in a matter of minutes - and with a personalised quote, you can be sure you're getting a quote that's tailored to your needs. With the assurance of an established UK provider behind your policy, you'll know your family will be well taken care of.
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