Child Protection: What are the options?

Parents are considering the benefits of Child protection following the pandemic

We take a look at what the industry has to offer when it comes to child protection. No-one ever wants to think about a child falling ill but preparing for the worst is always a good mindset.

2020 really highlighted how anyone can fall victim to serious illness at any time. With thousands of households feeling the full effect of Covid-19, the importance of protecting the whole family has been very much in the spotlight.

Although children have been typically less effected by Covid, it has still never been more important to ensure children are as protected as they can be.

Child CIC (Critical Illness Cover) is often overlooked or deemed less important. However, Child CIC is the fourth most claimed for occurrence in all of the protection industry. So, what are the options?

Almost all providers offer some form of child protection, but types of cover may vary. Imagining your child battling a serious illness is something no parent ever wants to do, but considering such a possibility can be so important.

The natural reaction to hearing stories of such tragic circumstances is to think ‘it couldn’t happen to me’. These stories are real, and they happen to real people who need varying forms of cover. If you’re living with the difficulties of caring for a critically ill child, you don’t need the added stress of financial difficulty.

Child cover isn’t just there for when the worst happens. It can be incredibly useful when a child needs any form of care. There may be occasions where a child suffers illness or injury that isn’t life threatening but may still be cause for you to take time off work to look after them.

How long do critical illness plans cover children?

The majority of policies will end between the ages of 18 and 23. This can vary depending on provider or whether the child is in full time education or not. However most providers have the same maximum age regardless of educational status. Most child CIC policies start from birth, with the other option being from 30 days old.

Of course, no one wants to be in need of child cover at any point, but that unfortunately doesn’t mean you won’t. These instances happen every day to normal people. Child CIC offers an excellent assurance for parents and families that if the worst happens, the financial support will be there.

If you’d like to discuss the options available to you, contact us today.

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