LV= Life insurance can help ensure that your loved ones are looked after when you're no longer around.
Here are some frequently asked questions we've been asked about our LV= Life Insurance which you may find helpful before making your decision.
LV= Life Insurance is designed to provide a one-off lump sum payment if you die before the end date of your plan.
Also, you can ask us to pay out on your plan if you're diagnosed with a terminal illness. However, we'll reduce the amount we pay you by 3%.
The cash could be used to pay off a mortgage or provide a lump sum to ease financial worries for your family.
It’s aimed at people who don’t drink a lot, don’t smoke a lot, and are generally healthy. Of course this doesn’t mean that you can’t apply if you aren’t healthy, do drink a lot, or smoke a lot, it just means that you may have to pay a higher premium or you may not be accepted for this plan.
You can apply for LV= Life Insurance either on-line or over the telephone.
You're covered if you die before the end date of your plan.
The plan pays out a cash lump sum (your amount of cover), that can be used as you wish.
You can also ask us to pay the amount of cover if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness. However, we will reduce the amount of cover we pay out to reflect the fact that we are paying out on your plan even though you have not died. We currently reduce the amount of cover by 3%. Please see section A6 of the Plan Conditions for more information on this.
If you're diagnosed with a terminal illness within 12 months of the end date of your plan, we won't pay out a terminal illness claim. More details can be found in section A1 of the Plan Conditions.
You're covered if you die anywhere in the world. However if you ask us to pay out the amount of cover early because you're diagnosed with a terminal illness, we'll need this diagnosis confirmed by a doctor who practices in one of a certain number of countries. We've explained this in more detail in Section A1 of the Plan Conditions.
If you've taken this plan out to protect a loan or a mortgage, and have chosen decreasing cover, then the amount we pay out if you die is not guaranteed to repay the mortgage or loan in full. More details on this can be found in Section A2(b) of the Plan Conditions.
We may not pay a claim, and could cancel your plan if we find that you have deliberately withheld information from us, or intentionally provided us with false information when you applied for your plan or when you make a claim. More information on this can be found in Section C6 of the Plan Conditions.
If you wish to change the amount of cover, the end date of your plan, or change the type of cover you have, you’ll need to apply for a new plan.
We understand that when times are hard, you might be finding it difficult to keep paying your premiums. If this happens, please let us know, as we may be able to reduce your amount of cover, or shorten the term of your plan for you. This means your premium will be lower.
Of course it’s important to realise that if you reduce your amount of cover, or shorten the term, and you wish to increase them again in the future, you’ll have to apply for a new plan. See our tips for taking out life insurance.
You can choose:
As soon as we’ve processed your application and confirm that your plan has started you’re covered.
We understand that this will be a stressful time for your friends and family, so we’ve tried to make this as easy as we can.
You, or your legal representatives, can make a claim by telephoning 0800 756 5869 (for textphone, dial 18001 0800 756 5869).
Or they can write to us at:
Claims Department, LV=
Pynes Hill House
If you have a question which isn't answered above, you might like to search our interactive FAQs.
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Please note that if your question is specific to your plan and not covered above, you may need to refer to your original plan documents or call one of our trained service advisers.
You can also phone
Call our friendly UK-based team for more information or a quote:
0800 756 8520
Quoting offer code IELO
Textphone: 18001 0800 756 8520
9am - 8pm Monday to Thursday
9am - 5pm on Friday
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