As the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues, we wanted to clarify any concerns you may have regarding how the virus will affect you and your life insurance policy.
Coronavirus help & support:
This is because Coronavirus is a new illness and won’t have been made an exclusion when you took your policy out (as it was not pre-existing).
Please note that insurers can add a contestability clause to your policy. This means they can delay a pay out while they look into your cause of death.
If you’ve recently taken out a policy and pass away due to Coronavirus it’s likely insurers will need to investigate further to determine whether the illness was pre-existing or not.
In rare instances, insurers sometimes add a ‘pandemic’ exclusion into policies. In which case, Coronavirus would not be covered.
To find out what your policy covers you for, it’s best to check out your policy documents.