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Why choose Gocompare.com's income protection insurance comparison service?
With the help of PMI Partners you can compare income protection insurance policies (IPI) in one quick and easy search.
If you feel you need more information before making a decision, try our income protection insurance guides
Our simple-to-use forms will ask for your basic personal, contact and employment details, whether your job is permanent, and your monthly income. You will also be asked if you're a smoker, and whether in the last 12 months you have been seen by a doctor, been treated by one, or arranged to see one.
The final section concerns the policy itself and will ask if you require cover for accident, sickness and unemployment, just accident and sickness, or just unemployment. The form is automatically set to cover mortgage payments, but there are alternative options to protect income, loan payments or rent payments, so just tick the income box. You'll then be asked to enter how much income a month you would like insurance cover for - you can choose from £100 up to 50% of your earned income, capped at a maximum of £3,000.
Our best-buy table will present the cover options with the name of the insurer, the monthly benefit available, the length of time you would have to wait after you stop working to the first payment (between one and 90 days), the maximum benefit period and the monthly premium. There will be a link to view the key features of each product, and the option to either request a call back or to go ahead and purchase online.
If you feel you need more information before making a decision, try our income protection insurance guides, where you'll also find the answers to frequently asked questions. These can help with the basics such as whether you need IPI, how it differs to state benefits, how much you can claim, how long your income will be protected for, the cost of cover and the factors that impact on the premium price.
Read more about the different types of products including guaranteed, reviewable and age-related policies, with more information on areas such as terminal illness cover, lump sums at death, waiver of premiums whilst incapacitated and support for rehabilitation. Learn also about typical exclusions, deferred periods and other things to look out for when making your decision.