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Income protection insurance

Keep money coming in when you need it most

  • Offers a replacement income if you’re unable to work, or if you lose your job
  • Choose from accident and sickness cover, unemployment cover, or both
  • Plus, enjoy fantastic rewards on us*

What is income protection insurance?

Income protection insurance offers a replacement income if you’re unable to work, usually due to illness or injury. There are several types of income protection insurance, offering short and long-term cover. 

If you’re worried about what might happen if you become ill or lose your job, income protection insurance could offer you and your family security. This is our guide to what you need to know.

What do I need to get a quote?

Once you’ve chosen the type of income protection cover you want, you’ll need to give us the following information:

  • Your name, age and address
  • The type of job you do
  • Whether you’re employed or self-employed
  • Your annual income before tax
  • The deferred period you choose
  • The amount of cover you want, based on your monthly income.
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What our expert says...

“It’s vital that you’re honest about your medical history and give your insurance provider the information they ask for. It could be the difference between a successful claim or no pay-out.”

- Mubina Pirmohamed, Insurance expert

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It’s easy to compare prices and different levels of cover with Compare the Market. Just use our income protection insurance comparison service and fill in your details and what cover you’re interested in. It only takes a few minutes to see what quotes are available to you.

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The content written in this article is for information purposes only and should not be taken as financial advice. If you require support on the products discussed here, please speak to your bank/lender or seek the advice of an independent professional financial advisor. We also have more information on our Customer Support Hub.

Page last reviewed on 19 OCTOBER 2023
by Mubina Pirmohamed