Business protection assurance

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Business protection is a type of insurance that helps protect a business against possible financial losses due to illness or death. Including business protection can help the business to survive and continue trading under seriously challenging circumstances.

There are 3 main types of business protection:

  • key person protection
  • partner/director/LLP share protection
  • business loan protection                       

Key person protection

Losing a key person, such as a managing director or IT specialist, may result in reduced sales, loss of profit/turnover, wasted time, recruitment costs, disrupt plans and increase workload for other staff. Key person protection helps safeguard a business against the financial effects of death, terminal illness, or critical illness of a key person.

The protection is written on the life of the key person but is owned (and paid for) by the business so that any money due is paid to the employer.

All types of business can take out key person protection. With a partnership, the policy is written on an own life basis and may be placed in trust for the benefit of the other partners.

Partner/director/LLP share protection

The loss of a business owner can destabilise a business and can quickly lead to financial difficulties. Partner/director/LLP share protection means if the worst does happen, the remaining partners, directors or members could stay in control of the business.

The protection could pay out enough to help purchase the deceased or critically ill person's interest in the business.

A trust can ensure benefits are paid to the correct people and a cross option agreement will direct how the sale of the shares is to be dealt with.

Business loan protection

Business loan protection helps your client pay an outstanding overdraft, loan or commercial mortgage if the guarantor dies or becomes terminally or critically ill during the policy term.

Get in touch to discuss whether protection is right for your business. 

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