Unemployment / Redundancy Cover

A cover can be taken on a stand-alone basis as just unemployment cover, or taken as part of a Sickness and Accident policy. With many providers, you can also take unemployment cover alongside long-term Mortgage Payment Protection insurance.

Unemployment or redundancy cover is designed to provide income in the event of a loss of work due to redundancy or a person’s employer going bust.

What monthly costs can I cover?

  • Mortgage payments
  • Loan and credit card repayments
  • Insurance premiums
  • Other essential outgoings

The cost of unemployment cover will vary according to circumstances and the type of cover you require. There are different deferred periods to choose from, which is the time period between being made redundant and the cover starting to pay out. You can choose for cover to start after 30 days, or longer, such as 8, 13, 26 or 52 weeks before the policy starts. The longer the deferred period, the low the insurance premium, however, it also means that you would have to be unemployed for longer before the policy started to pay out.

A policy can pay out for a specific period to give you chance to find a job, normally this period is 12 or 24 months.

Is it complicated to set up a policy?

The short answer is no. You can set up a policy over the phone with one of our advisors. We can go through the different choices of policy available and set up the most appropriate policy should you wish to proceed.

Contact one of the Harvey Bowes team today on 02921754150

Did you know?

1,732 people are made redundant every day

And most homeowners don’t plan to cover the extra debts when they take out life insurance.

*Source: http://www.creditaction.org.uk January 2011.

Every 3.87 minutes someone will be declared insolvent or bankrupt in the UK*

How could you keep afloat if you were made redundant?

*Source: UK Debt statistics January 2011.


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