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The No.1 over 50 life insurance

The UK's most affordable over 50 life insurance for lifelong peace of mind.

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Why choose SunLife for over 50s Life insurance?

Most popular

The UK’s choice for over 50s life insurance^

Most affordable

From less than £4 a month††

Guaranteed

Acceptance if you are aged 50-85

Free gift

£75 gift card of your choice

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What is the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan?

  • Over 50s life insurance is life-long cover, also known as whole of life insurance
  • A fixed cash sum when you die, after you have had your plan for two years
  • If you die in the first two years, we’ll pay out everything you’ve paid in, plus half as much again
  • And Accidental Death Benefit means we'll pay the full cash sum if you die as the result of an accident, even if you’ve had your plan for less than two years
  • No medical, guaranteed (if you’re aged 50–85 and a UK resident)
  • Fixed premiums from just £3.90 a month — the lowest in the market††
  • Your first month’s premium free
  • Two ways to pay – pay for life or choose the Premium Cap Option
  • You must keep paying premiums when they’re due or your plan will end and you’ll get nothing back
  • The cash sum is fixed, so inflation will reduce its value over time
  • Depending on how long you live you could pay in more than the cash sum paid out
  • The SunLife Guaranteed Over 50 Plan is provided by Phoenix Life Limited

We can't give you advice about whether this plan is right for you, so before you take one out, you should make sure you read our terms and conditions, which has all the information you need about the plan and its risks and benefits.

Over 50 life cover explained

Not sure how much life cover you need and what it will cost? Get some answers straight away.

See our examples of how much life insurance for over 50s might cost

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How much does over 50s life cover cost?

There are two ways you can look at the cost of a Guaranteed Over 50 Plan. You can choose how much you can afford to pay each month, and see how much your plan would pay out in return or you can choose how much you want the plan to pay out, and see how much you’d need to pay in each month. So long as you’re aged 50 to 85, you won’t be turned down as there are no health questions!

Let’s meet Tony and Margaret. They are both 60 years old and want to take out a plan. Tony wants to pay an amount each month that’s comfortable for him, so he chooses to pay £20 a month. This gives Tony £4535 of cover. Margaret on the other hand, wants to leave about £7000 to share between her children and grandchildren. To leave this amount of money she needs to pay £30 per month instead.

So as you can see, you can choose the level of cover and premium that suits you.

That’s another thing we’ve made straightfordable.

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How does over 50 life cover work?

The Guaranteed Over 50 Plan is no-medical life insurance so you won’t be asked any health questions at all. So long as you’re aged 50 to 85, you won’t be turned down. Plus, the cash sum paid out for a man and a woman is the same, so long as you’re the same age and pay the same premium.

So how does it work? It’s really straightforward – simply pay into your plan every month, for the rest of your life, and in return the plan will pay out a set amount of money when you pass away. The money can be used to help pay towards funeral costs. Or to leave as a gift for loved ones.

To get the full amount, you just need to have been paying into the plan for two years or more. But remember, if you stop paying your cover would end and you wouldn’t get anything back. If you happen to pass away during the first two years, the plan would pay out all the money you’ve paid in so far, PLUS another 50% on top.

It’s easy to see why we’re the UK’s No.1 choice. So why not join the 640,000 people who already have a plan.

That’s another thing we’ve made straightfordable.

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Why not tailor your plan?

Everyone’s different and we want you to get the life cover that you need. Here are a couple of ways that you can tailor your plan to fit you perfectly.

Get £300 towards your funeral costs

Add the free Funeral Benefit Option and get a £300 contribution towards the cost of your funeral. Perfect if you’re taking out a plan to help cover your funeral costs.

More about the Funeral Benefit Option

Cap your premiums

A higher monthly premium that you stop paying after a certain number of years – you'll still be covered for life and your cash sum will be the same. The Premium Cap Option is available for anyone aged between 50 and 80 years old.

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Committed to great service for more than 640,000 policyholders

Since starting the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan, we've paid out over £221 million in claims

Our friendly team in the UK are on hand if you need anything

We look after our customers – but don’t just take our word for it. We're the UK's No.1 choice for over 50 life insurance^ and 97% of new customers would recommend us

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Frequently asked questions

How much will the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan cost me?

You can choose any premium between £3.90 and £74, as long as your life cover doesn’t exceed £25,000. You’ll pay this amount every month for life, or (if you choose the Premium Cap Option) for the length of time you have agreed to pay premiums. You should choose a premium that you’re comfortable paying – if you stop paying towards your plan, we would have to cancel your plan and you wouldn’t get anything back. You should also remember that, depending on how long you live, you could pay in more than the cash sum we pay out.

How does someone make a claim?

Making a claim is simple and our staff will do everything they can to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. When the time comes, all your loved ones need to do is call us or write to us and we’ll help them with the rest. See more details on how to make a claim.

What’s inflation and will it affect my plan?

Inflation means that prices go up over time. Ever noticed how your money doesn't go as far as it used to? That's probably down to inflation. For example, £1 in 1980 could have bought you nearly three loaves of bread – but today you would be lucky to buy one*. You should think about whether the fixed cash sum you choose today will cover what you would like it to in the future.

*Source: Office of National Statistics

Can I increase my premium?

You can’t increase the premium you pay on an existing plan but you can increase your cover by taking out another plan. We’ll pay out a cash sum if you die, after you have had each of your plans for at least two years, as long as you are up to date on your premiums.

Can I have multiple policies?

Yes. You can have more than one Guaranteed Over 50 Plan (as long as you don’t pay more than a total sum of £74 a month for all of your SunLife Guaranteed Over 50 Plans, or £96.20 a month if you have selected Premium Cap Option), and your total life cover doesn’t exceed £25,000.

Can I cancel my plan?

You can cancel your plan at any time by writing to us. If you cancel your plan less than 30 days after you receive your policy documents, you’ll have any premiums paid fully refunded.

Remember, if you cancel, your life cover would end and you wouldn’t get anything back. We won’t cancel your plan for any reason, as long as you continue to pay your monthly premiums.

Do I need a medical?

No. We won’t ask you any questions about your health and we won’t ask you to take a medical. If you’re aged 50–85 and a UK resident, you’re guaranteed to be accepted.

Terms and conditions

Before you decide if the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan is right for you, it's very important you:

  1. Read and understand these terms and conditions, including the policy summary
  2. Make sure you’re eligible for the plan
  3. Make sure you know what is and isn't covered by the plan
  4. Keep hold of these terms and conditions, so you can refer to them in the future
  5. Check these terms and conditions (including the policy summary) from time to time to make sure the plan is still right for you

Terms and Conditions for the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan

Please remember, the information we've given you doesn't contain advice about whether the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan or Funeral Benefit Option are right for you. Please print or save these documents and keep them for future reference.

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This website contains information on how the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan works. We haven’t given you any advice but you need to be satisfied this type of policy meets your needs. If you are unsure and need advice, please visit unbiased.co.uk to find an Independent Financial Adviser in your area (you may have to pay for the financial advice provided). If you have any questions about the plan, you can call us on 0800 904 7674.

Average of quotes for standard funeral arrangements from a sample of funeral directors. Critical Research, 2016

^Most popular whole of life guaranteed acceptance plan bought directly. ABI statistics - 12 months up to 30 June 2017

††£3.90 is the lowest fixed monthly premium on the market for this type of product, compared with the top 5 most popular providers, as at 3 May 2017.

SunLife Continuous Research Programme, New Policyholders March 2017, based on a sample of 300 new policyholders

^^Upon receipt of required documents. 12 months to April 2017

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? 

Phoenix Life Limited 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. Phoenix Life Limited’s registered office is at 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6WG (registered in England, no. 1016269). Phoenix Life Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register (registration no. 110418). As part of SunLife’s commitment to quality service and security, telephone calls may be recorded.

SunLife Limited distributes financial products and services and is a company limited by shares, registered office: 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6WG (registered in England, no. 05460862). SunLife Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register (registration no. 769427).

You can contact us by post at SunLife, PO Box 1395, Peterborough, PE2 2TR or by phone on 0800 008 6060.

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.

Who provides SunLife Car Insurance

SunLife Car 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.