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Over 50s plans have a qualifying period which applies to the first 12 or 24 months of the plan, depending on the chosen insurer. During this qualifying period, the plan will not normally pay out the sum assured if you die of natural causes. Instead, the plan will only return the total premiums paid.
Some insurers will pay out the full sum assured in certain situations, and you should check the insurer documentation for details of when the plan may pay out during the qualifying period.Get a Quote »
If you die as the result of an accident, the qualifying period does not apply and you will receive the sum assured as per the insurer's documentation.
Generally you will pay your premiums until your 90th birthday, however some Over 50s plans have alternative payment terms. You should check the insurer documentation for exactly how long you are required to pay your monthly premium. If you stop paying your premiums when they are due, your plan may be cancelled and you will not receive any premiums back.
Once your payment period has ended you will no longer be required to pay a premium, but your cover will continue and a claim can still be made for the full cover amount when you die. It is important to note that depending on how long you live, the total premiums paid could be greater than the plan will pay out when you die. The point at which your premium payments match your cover amount is displayed with your quote.
You may hold more than one Over 50s plan, but the insurer will limit the total premium amount that can be paid per month. This is usually between £50 and £100.
This is a general overview of the cover available, please read the insurance company's product key features for the specific cover and terms and conditions that apply.