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We all think it won’t be us. But did you know that in 2015 in the UK alone £1.54 billion in life insurance claims were paid out? That’s an average of £28.7million to over 500 customers and families every week.#
Simple and straightforward life cover for anyone aged 18-59.
Plus, you can choose Critical Illness cover to get 25% of your life cover early if you're diagnosed with one of the specified critical illnesses.
Still have questions about the plan?
*Depending on age and premium chosen
^Joint Family Life Insurance allows two people to be covered on one life insurance policy. The full cash sum can be paid out once during the term and this is when the first person dies. The policy would then end.
#Association of British Insurers Term Life Insurance Claims Statistics for 2015
Our life insurance calculator is a handy tool that helps you get a feel for
how much cover you might need. As well as looking at today - your savings, mortgage and monthly outgoings - it also gets you thinking about tomorrow.
You can choose to take additional Critical Illness insurance. It pays out 25% of your life cover early if you're diagnosed with specified cancers, or suffer a heart attack or stroke, during your policy term as specified in the policy's
Key features and terms and conditions.
Not sure how much life cover you need and what that will cost? Take a look at our short video and examples
Watch our short video which explains how our life insurance works
The following examples show how Life Insurance could help:
We decided to support Dylan at University, when the time comes. Then I thought... what if I'm not around to help cover the costs? I got a quick life cover quote, and was covered within minutes.
Steve and I bought our first home recently, quite late in life compared to some. Our mortgage provider said we should consider life insurance, which makes sense as one of us would probably struggle financially without the other.
As soon as we had Erin, we arranged joint Family Life Insurance, simply for the peace of mind that Erin will have what she needs, come what may.
If you’re aged 18-59, and looking for straightforward life insurance that leaves your loved ones a cash sum if you die during the policy term you may feel Family Life Insurance is right for you. You choose how long your cover lasts, from 10 to 40 years – as long as your plan ends before your 70th birthday – and you choose how much you pay, starting from just £5 a month.
We can't decide for you though, we can only tell you about our products, and how they work with you in mind. For impartial advice why not visit
unbiased.co.uk to find an Independent Financial Adviser in your area.
In a word, no. When you apply for Family Life Insurance, there’s no medical and we don’t need to contact your doctor. You simply answer some health and lifestyle questions, and get an instant decision.
Of course. Just remember, a joint policy only pays out the full cash sum once: if and when one of you dies during the policy term, on the first claim.
As soon as you’re accepted for Family Life Insurance, your cover kicks in. So you could be enjoying financial protection within a matter of minutes.
We partnered with Scottish Friendly to bring you Family Life Insurance. They have over 150 years’ experience in providing financial products and services, and share our passion for making them available to everyone.
You have 30 days from the day you receive your policy documents to cancel your Family Life Insurance and get a refund. After that, you can cancel at any time in writing. Remember, if you decide to cancel after 30 days, or if you stop paying premiums for any reason, your policy will be cancelled and your insurance cover will end.
Think about how long you want your cover to run, because you’re paying for insurance to protect you for a specified period of time, known as ‘the term’. When this term ends, your policy ends, and you stop paying monthly premiums. To be covered beyond that term, you’ll need to arrange a new policy.
The cash sum paid on death normally forms part of your estate, so it may be subject to inheritance tax unless you write the policy subject to an appropriate trust.
The cash sum paid if you have taken Critical Illness cover and have a heart attack or stroke or are diagnosed with a cancer during your cover term isn’t subject to inheritance tax at the time of payment but may be subject to inheritance tax on your death.
Critical Illness cover protects you and your loved ones financially if you're diagnosed with some forms of cancer, or suffer a heart attack or stroke - as specified in the policy's
Key Features and Terms and Conditions.
If you chose Critical Illness cover when taking out a Family Life Insurance policy, we pay out 25% of your overall life cover on diagnosis of a critical illness, and the remaining 75% if you die during the remainder of your policy term.
The information you have been provided does not contain advice regarding whether Family Life Insurance is suitable for you. Therefore it's very important that you read and understand the
Key Features and Terms and Conditions of Family Life Insurance and the
SunLife Key Facts about our services before deciding whether to apply.
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Key Features and Terms and Conditions of Family Life Insurance (PDF 0.73MB)
SunLife Key Facts about our services (PDF 0.62MB)
Here's the information that you need to know about who we are and the other companies that we work with in order to provide our products and services.
Who are SunLife?
AXA Wealth Ltd trades as SunLife and is the provider of the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan, SunLife Insurance and the life insurance policy payment option for Funeral Plans. AXA Wealth Ltd is a company limited by shares and the registered office is at 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6WG (registered in England, No. 01225468). AXA Wealth Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. AXA Wealth Ltd is entered on the Financial Services Register (registration no. 119201).
AXA Wealth Services Ltd distributes financial products and services and trades as SunLife. AXA Wealth Services Ltd is a company limited by shares and the registered office is at 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6WG (registered in England, no. 02238458). AXA Wealth Services Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register (registration no. 465753).
‘SunLife’ (comprising of the companies AXA Wealth Services Limited, AXA Wealth Limited and AXA Sun Life Direct Limited) has been acquired by Pearl Life Holdings Limited (and now forms part of the Phoenix Group -
www.thephoenixgroup.com). ‘AXA’ is a trademark that is owned by AXA SA and will be used for a short period under a licence granted by AXA SA to the Phoenix Group.
Pearl Life Holdings Limited is registered in England (4560778) at 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6WG. As part of the Phoenix Group, AXA Wealth Limited will continue to be authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by Prudential Regulation Authority and Financial Conduct Authority. AXA Wealth Services Limited will continue to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
You can contact us by post at SunLife, PO Box 7054, Willenhall, WV1 9ZH or by phone on 0800 008 6060. As part of our commitment to quality service and security, calls may be recorded.
If you choose to add Funeral Benefit Option to your Guaranteed Over 50 Plan the funeral services are arranged and provided by Dignity Funerals Limited. Dignity Funerals Limited is a company registered in England and Wales No. 00041598. VAT registered No. 486 6081 14. 4 King Edwards Court, King Edwards Square, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 6AP. Telephone No. 0121 354 1557. Fax No. 0121 355 808. Part of Dignity plc. A British Company. Dignity are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority but are registered providers with the Funeral Planning Authority.
Who provides the Funeral Plans?
The funeral services are arranged by a funeral director selected by Golden Charter Ltd. Golden Charter Ltd are not required to be authorised or regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority in relation to funeral plans but are registered providers with the Funeral Planning Authority.
If you choose to pay for your funeral in one go, with a single payment, you will have a contract with Golden Charter. The funeral services will be arranged by a funeral director selected by Golden Charter Ltd.
If you choose to pay for your funeral with a life insurance policy, the policy will be provided by AXA Wealth Ltd, trading as SunLife. The funeral services will be arranged by a funeral director selected by Golden Charter Ltd.
Who provides My Smarter (ISA)?
My Smarter (ISA) is provided by Scottish Friendly Asset Managers Limited. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Details can be found on the Financial Services register, registration No. 188832. Member of The Investment Association. Registered Office: Scottish Friendly House, 16 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4HJ.
Who provides the Will writing services?
Hugh James is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA Number:303202).
The information contained on this website is based on Hugh James' understanding of the law of intestacy in England and Wales only as at April 2014. The law in Scotland and Northern Ireland is significantly different. This is for information purposes and is not intended to be legal advice.
Who provides Family Life Insurance?
SunLife Family Life Insurance is provided by Scottish Friendly Assurance Society Limited which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details can be found on the Financial Services register (registration number 110002). Registered Office: Scottish Friendly House, 16 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4HJ.
Who provides SunLife Pet Insurance
SunLife Pet Insurance is arranged and administered by BDML Connect Limited. BDML Connect Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 309140). Registered in England and Wales Number 02785540. Registered Office: 45 Westerham Road, Bessels Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2QB.
Who provides SunLife Home Insurance
SunLife Home Insurance is arranged and administered by BISL Limited and underwritten by a panel of insurers. BISL Limited are an intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England no. 03231094. Registered office Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6YS.