• What risks and events does the policy cover?
• What risks and events aren’t included?
Insured events may include death, diagnosis of terminal or critical illness, a requirement for long-term care, permanent or temporary disability, and accidental death. It’s important to find out exactly what is covered before you sign anything, to avoid unpleasant surprises.
• Can I choose anyone I want, or choose multiple people, as the beneficiary of the policy?
Most people will choose their partner as the beneficiary of their policy. However, it’s usually possible to name more than one beneficiary as long as they have an “insurable interest”, meaning they must suffer emotional or financial loss in the event of your death. Therefore, you could choose to name your children as beneficiaries in addition to your partner.