Why choose us?
Co-op Life Cover will pay out an amount of money if you pass away during the term of your policy. It will also cover you if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness and are expected to survive for less than 12 months.
The pay-out or monthly income could go to any of your dependents such as a partner, your children or anyone else who depends on you financially.
The money can then go towards, for example, paying a mortgage, funeral costs, or any debts.
You pay a fixed amount each month for your policy. We give you the option to take a payment holiday, once you've had your policy for 12 months. You can take two breaks of up to six months over the lifespan of the policy*.
Choose from three types of cover
Each cover type is suited to a particular situation, with the most common being level term cover.
- Level Cover. We'll pay out a fixed lump sum amount to your dependants. So your life pay-out will stay the same
- Decreasing Cover. Helps to cover any debts that will decrease over time, such as a repayment mortgage
- Monthly Income Benefit. Provides a family with up to £2,500 of monthly income for the remainder of the policy.
Serious Illness Cover
Serious Illness Cover is designed to pay out an amount of money if you develop one of the illnesses we cover. You'll receive a set amount of money if you're diagnosed with any of the following illnesses:
- heart attack
- multiple sclerosis
- benign brain tumour
The amount you’re covered for is called the serious illness pay-out. This can’t be less than £1,000 and the most we’ll cover you for depends on your age.
What is life insurance?
Life insurance is cover designed to pay out an amount of money if you pass away. It could also cover you if you develop a terminal illness and are expected to survive for less than 12 months.
The pay out or monthly income could go to any of your dependants such as a partner, your children or anyone else who depends on you financially.
The money can then go towards paying a mortgage, funeral costs, or any debts.
It will cover the important expenses you’d want to see taken care of once you’re gone.
Thinking about those costs and the people you might leave behind can be hard, but taking out life insurance is a key part of your financial planning, especially for people with dependants.
Make a claim
If the policyholder has died, please call us on 0345 268 6082^ to register a claim.
You should also call this number if you have developed a serious illness and have Serious Illness Cover.
We’ll then send out a claim form, which needs to be filled in and returned to us.
Once we’ve received the claim form, we may ask for more information. We won’t be able to pay a claim until we’ve received all the information we need. After we've received all the information we aim to pay claims within 3 working days.
Documents we may need to see include:
- proof of the policyholder’s death such as the original death certificate
- the original birth certificate of the policyholder
- evidence of a change of name – for example, a marriage or civil partnership certificate
- medical evidence, which may include full medical records.
Depending on the claim, we may need to see other documents. But we’ll only ask for things that we reasonably need to approve the claim, such as the policyholder’s Will or other legal documents.