Why do life insurance companies have to make everything so complicated?
Instead of using simple words, they try their best to confuse us with jargon and waffle.
This is especially true when it comes to the life insurance conversion /protection continuation /convertible cover/guaranteed cover again option.
Yep, they all mean exactly the same thing
So what the hell is it and should you buy it?
That’s what we’re going to cover in this page:
Let’s say you take out a life insurance policy when you’re in perfect health.
You reach the end of your life insurance policy term and realise you’d like to extend it. Your life insurer could refuse because of your new health issues.
You’re left without cover when you’re most likely to need it.
The conversion option protects you from this situation:
Who knows what the future holds? If you get sick, the life insurance conversion option is your get out of jail free card.
You show it and the life insurer has to extend your cover even if you’re seriously ill.
Don’t even think about it, ADD IT TO YOUR POLICY.
I believe in it so much, I’ll ask you to sign a waiver if you don’t add it!
It depends on how much cover you’re buying, the insurer you choose and your age.
You can quote for life insurance with the conversion option (continue cover option) and without on our life insurance quotes system.
There are two companies I recommend for convertible life insurance:
Let’s look at them one by one:
Friends First are the only insurer who allow you to convert your policy to a reviewable whole of life insurance policy.
As you can tell from that article, I don’t like reviewable whole of life policies but if you hit 65 and have major health issues, this is the only way you can guarantee life insurance for the rest of your life.
If you go into long term care when you are older, Zurich Life are the only company that will allow you to convert your life insurance policy into an annual long term care plan.
Let’s look at an example:
Two more reasons to choose Zurich:
As you can see, when it comes to the life insurance conversion option, all insurers are NOT created equally.
But now you know enough to make the right decision for yourself
I know this article wasn’t the easiest read so if you’d like some help or would like me to clarify anything, please get in touch
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