Press release

Two years on: The benefits of adding Fracture Cover to LV=’s Income Protection policy

For those planning a family getaway or reviewing their current policies, Fracture cover deserves a second look as an understated part of LV=’s Income Protection offering. Since introducing the feature to our Income Protection policy at the start of 2017, LV= has paid out just under £17,500 to those who have put in a claim over the last two years.

Data from LV= shows that falls have been the main reasons behind our Fracture Cover claims. Foot and Leg bone fractures were the highest causes, accounting for 53% of our claims. In the same way that Income protection can strengthen family security, Fracture Cover can deliver peace of mind in situations where events such as slips and falls can severely impact life at home.

Included free of charge compared to similar bolt-on services that other insurers provide, LV= is open to the demands of their customers dealing with the growing pressures of modern life. With Fracture cover, LV= will pay out a lump sum up to £2,200 depending on the type of bone fracture. There is no waiting period to make a Fracture cover claim. With families across the country preparing for a short getaway during the half-term period, it is worth ensuring that loved ones are covered for any falls or accidents that may not always be covered by travel insurance.

Chris McNab, Head of Protection at LV= said, “We are pleased that Fracture Cover has given our claimants great relief in times of need. However, there is more work to be done to raise awareness of the need for Income Protection and the additional benefits a customer might receive. Household income is paramount to sustaining a balanced family life, so people should always be prepared for anything that can dent their financial security.”

LV= Income Protection customers can also take advantage of our exclusive online Doctor Services feature, which enables a diagnosis to be made quickly using remote GP appointments, private prescriptions and second opinion support using a mobile phone.

 

About LV=

LV= is a leading financial mutual and serves over 5.8 million customers with a range of financial products. When we started in 1843 our goal was to give financial security to more than just a privileged few and for many decades we were most commonly associated with providing a method of saving to people of modest means. Today we follow a similar purpose, helping people to protect and provide for the things they love, although on a much larger scale and through a wide range of financial services including insurance, investment and retirement products. We offer our services direct to consumers, as well as through IFAs and brokers.

LV= Doctors Services is provided by Square Health Limited. This service is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulated Authority  

Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited (LVFS) is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered number 110035. Registered address: County Gates, Bournemouth BH1 2NF.

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