The best cover for a young family will usually be an increasing term policy or family income benefit.
Increasing term life insurance – pays out a lump sum should you pass away. Leaving your loved ones with a payout that they can use to maintain their standard of living once you have died. Arranging cover with an ‘index-linked option’ allows the policy benefit to increase on an annual basis. This helps to offset the effects of inflation. Most policies can be arranged to increase in line with the retail price index, or in the case of some insurers, by a specific percentage eg 5 per cent per annum.
As your sum insured increases, your premium will also rise to reflect the increased benefit. If your policy premium is not increasing each year, it is worth checking your paperwork to check whether your policy is indexed or not.
Family income benefit – is a life insurance policy that instead of paying out a lump sum when you die, pays out a monthly amount until the term of the policy ends. This can also be be index linked to keep up with inflation.
Your Future Proof adviser can advise you on which is better for your circumstances, or, maybe a combination of both.