Share Protection could help your client buy a share of the business if a business partner were to die or become terminally ill (when life expectancy is less than 12 months). Critical Illness Cover or Critical Illness Extra can be added when taking out the policy.

This agreement between owners ensures that shareholders maintain the rights and the money to buy the remaining share and retain control of the business.

Share Protection should be placed in trust from the outset.

Key features and benefits

 

 

Tailored cover for owners

The amount of cover of each policy can be calculated according to each owner’s share in the business.

Tailored agreements

The policy can mirror the legal structure of the business, to avoid conflicts with existing agreements.

Fast underwriting decisions

83% of underwriting decisions receive an instant decision.

We’ll beat competitors

In some instances, you may be able to use Price Beater to get the best price for your client. Please see our Price Beater guide for more details.

Includes Accidental Death Benefit

Your client is covered while we process their application.

Changing Your Policy Option

Allows your client to increase cover on specified events, without further medical questions. Eligibility criteria and restrictions apply.

Support from Umbrella Benefits

Wellbeing Support

Access included as standard. Personalised practical and emotional telephone support from a registered nurse. Provided by RedArc Assured Limited.

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Product details

For full details, see key documents for the Policy Summary and Policy Booklet

Cover overview

For full details, download the Product Profiles document

Minimum cover
  • No minimum amount of cover. Driven by minimum premium
Maximum cover

Life insurance: no maximum cover amount, subject to underwriting.

Life insurance with Critical Illness Cover or Critical Illness Extra:

  • £3 million if Specific Work Task definition under TPD applies
  • £2 million if Own Occupation definition under TPD applies

For Whole of Life Protection Plan:

  • £5 million up to 69 years
  • £2 million 70 to 79 years old
  • £1 million 80 to 84 years old
  • £1 million if the increasing cover option is selected
Type of cover
  • Level cover
  • Increasing cover
Minimum term
  • 1 year with Life Insurance (level cover)
  • 2 years for Increasing Life Insurance
  • 2 years for Life Insurance or Increasing Life Insurance with Critical Illness Cover or Critical Illness Extra
Maximum term
  • 50 years
  • There is no maximum term with Whole of Life Protection Plan
Minimum age
  • 18 years old
  • The minimum age at the end of the policy is 29
Maximum age
  • Life Insurance and Increasing Life Insurance: 77 years old. Must end by client’s 90th birthday
  • Life Insurance or Increasing Life Insurance with Critical Illness Cover or Critical Illness Extra: 67 years old. Must end by their 75th birthday
  • Whole of Life Protection Plan: 84 years old
Premiums
  • Guaranteed, unless increasing cover is chosen , or
  • Choice of reviewable, if Critical Illness Cover or Critical Illness Extra is added to life insurance
Trusts
  • Policies can be placed in trust
Death in the first year
  • If the life insured dies within the first year of holding the policy, as a result of suicide or intentional and serious self-injury or an event where, in our reasonable opinion, the life insured took their own life, the policy will be cancelled

Benefits and options

Accidental Death Benefit
Changing your policy (previously known as Guaranteed Insurability Option)
  • Can increase cover on certain specified events, without need for further medical evidence
  • Eligibility criteria and restrictions apply
Other changes
  • Your client can request to make other changes to their plan. A new policy may need to be set up
Critical Illness Cover (not available for Whole of Life Protection Plan)
  • Critical Illness Cover or Critical Illness Extra can be added for an additional cost at outset with Life Insurance or Increasing Life Insurance
Immediate Cover (not available for Whole of Life Protection Plan)
  • On request. Subject to eligibility
Wellbeing Support
  • Access included. Service provided by RedArc Assured Limited
Terminal Illness Cover (not available for Whole of Life Protection Plan)
  • Automatically included for policies with a term of two years or more
Waiver of Premium
  • Optional. Can be included for an additional cost. Eligibility criteria and restrictions apply.

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