Our blog posts this month have focussed on the subject of insurance and risk cover. If you’re a regular visitor to Northwood’s blog and are keen to learn more, we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the insurance industry. Continue reading
For many people insurance is something they know they ought to have, especially in South Africa where accidents and loss or damage to property are quite common.
If you are new to the world of insurance or would like to make sure that you and your family are adequately covered, this introduction to the various types of insurance may answer a few of your questions.
Remember to consult your financial advisor if you would like more information on the types of insurance on our checklist: Continue reading
You may have heard of lump sum disability cover, and if you read our blog regularly you may have seen our post on this type of insurance cover. What many people may not know however, is that Liberty Life recently took disability insurance to the next level with an innovative product – Whole of Life cover. Continue reading
Many insurance companies offer policies that will pay out a lump sum in the event of disability. These policies are an essential part of everyone’s financial planning strategy, providing crucial funds that can be used to settle any outstanding debts you may have in the unfortunate event that you become disabled and unable to work. Once your debts are settled, the balance of the lump sum payment could be invested to provide an income to cover your monthly expenses.
Personal insurance goes much further than basic life cover, and in today’s uncertain world it is fast becoming a necessity for all of us.
If you are still only covered by a life insurance and funeral cover policy, you should consider including impairment and disability cover in your portfolio. As tragic as the loss of a loved one is, the financial implications are not necessarily negative as long as the person has a life insurance policy. A disability can be far more costly, as the breadwinner may no longer be able to work and may need nursing or extensive medical treatment in addition.
Many people have comprehensive insurance cover that will leave their families with the peace of mind that comes with financial security should they pass away. What many of us don’t pay enough attention to however, is the possibility of contracting a dread disease.