Platform protection

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  • Zurich Investment Life Cover

    Is your client considering investing in the stock market but is worried about exposing what could be a substantial proportion of their assets to market volatility?

    With the addition of Zurich Investment Life Cover, we can help you quickly and easily link a valuable protection plan to your clients’ portfolios.

    Features and benefits

    Who is it for?

    Zurich Investment Life Cover is available to clients investing via our Platform. It is a life assurance plan designed to pay a cash sum if your client dies before the end of the plan term and the value of the money and any assets paid into their Zurich Portfolio has fallen.

    The plan may be right for your client if they want to protect the value of the money and any assets paid into their account(s) if they die before the end of the plan term.

    Features and benefits

    • Clients will be covered for five years from the start date of their Zurich Portfolio.
    • The plan can cover one person or two people jointly. If the plan is in joint names, we’ll pay out when the last person dies.

    Application

    It’s easy to apply for the plan as there is no underwriting and your client won’t be asked to provide any medical evidence.

    Download the application form below and follow the instructions to apply for the Zurich Investment Life Cover Plan.

    • Your client must be aged between 18 and 69 when the plan starts. If the plan is in joint names, these age restrictions apply to the youngest plan holder.
    • Your client must be resident in the UK for tax purposes for the last six months. They cannot take out a plan as a US national or a US tax payer. If the plan is in joint names this applies to each plan holder.

    Your client can take out a plan if they open a Zurich Portfolio with Sterling ISA Managers Limited and have one or more eligible accounts within their Zurich Portfolio. They must also have a Zurich Cash Account.The yearly plan costs are:

    • 0.1% of the plan cover amount for clients who were under 65 when they started the plan.
    • 0.25% of the plan cover amount for clients who were over 64 but under age 70 when they started the plan.

    The plan cover amount is the total amount of any eligible money and assets invested (including initial, regular, transfers and top-ups paid into the Zurich Portfolio but excluding any withdrawals or adviser remuneration that has been paid) within the five-year period.

    Example

    If the plan cover is £50,000 during the full plan term (no more money or assets are paid in and no money or assets are taken out of your account(s)), the plan cost will be £50 each year for those aged 64 or under when the plan started, and £125 each year for those aged between 65 and 69 when the plan started. Over the term of the plan, this means the total plan cost will be as follows:

    Total plan cost for plan holders aged 64 and under when the plan started is £250 (0.10% x £50,000 x 5 years)
    Total plan cost for plan holders aged between 65 and 69 when the plan started is £625 (0.25% x £50,000 x 5 years)

    Account management

    Your client’s plan may change over time. If additional money or assets are paid into their account(s) within the plan term then your plan cover will automatically increase.

    If money or assets are taken out of your account(s) within the plan term then their plan cover will automatically decrease.

    Support

    How Zurich helps you

    What makes us really stand out from the crowd is the practical support we offer you, from prospecting for clients through to claim…

    BAMs

    Access to an experienced and knowledgeable Business Account Manager dedicated to work with you to protect your clients’ financial futures and help grow your business by adding value to your proposition.

    Technical support team

    You’ll receive high-quality pre-sale technical support. You can phone, email and write to the team for timely and accurate responses on every area of your business.

    Claims

    We pride ourselves on our claims record. In 2015, Zurich paid £212.6 million in protection insurance benefits. Below, you can see the amount paid for each type of cover:

    • £136.8 million in death claims,
    • £65.4 million in critical illness claims and
    • £10.4 million when illness or disability stopped someone working.

    When it comes to your clients claiming on their plans, we aim to pay as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  • Zurich Accidental Death Cover

    Would your client like added peace of mind with no extra cost?

    It can be difficult to get a client to consider something that they hope they will never need. Zurich Accidental Death Cover aims to highlight the importance of financial protection. It automatically provides this for new Platform clients with a year’s free accidental death benefit.

    Features and benefits

    Who is it for?

    For clients - to provide a sum of money to protect their family should they die.

    Features and benefits

    • Your clients will be covered for the first year against accidental death, for an amount equal to 10% of the value of their Zurich Portfolio at the time of notification of death, up to a maximum sum assured of £25,000.
    • The plan can cover one person or two people jointly. If the plan is in joint names, we’ll pay out if the first person dies as the result of an accident within 1 year from the start date of your Zurich Portfolio.
    • The plan has no cost.

    Application

    We will automatically issue Zurich Accidental Death Cover alongside your client’s Zurich Portfolio and there is no additional application or other paperwork for them to complete.

    Your clients will be covered for a year against accidental death and must:

    • be resident in the UK for tax purposes for the last six months prior to the plan starting.
    • be at least 18 when the plan starts - this applies to both owners if the plan is in joint names. If the Zurich Portfolio is held in joint names, this plan will pay out on the first accidental death of one of the joint owners.

    Your client will not be eligible for a plan if:

    • the Zurich Portfolio is held by the trustees of a trust.
    • the Zurich Portfolio is held in the name of Zurich Life Assurance plc, to hold the Zurich International Portfolio Bond.
    • they are a US national or a US tax payer. If the plan is in joint names this applies to each plan holder.

    Support

    How Zurich helps you

    What makes us really stand out from the crowd is the practical support we offer you, from prospecting for clients through to claim…

    BAMs

    Access to an experienced and knowledgeable Business Account Manager dedicated to work with you to protect your clients’ financial futures and help grow your business by adding value to your proposition.

    Technical support team

    You’ll receive high-quality pre-sale technical support. You can phone, email and write to the team for timely and accurate responses on every area of your business.

    Claims

    We pride ourselves on our claims record. In 2015, Zurich paid £212.6 million in protection insurance benefits. Below, you can see the amount paid for each type of cover:

    • £136.8 million in death claims,
    • £65.4 million in critical illness claims and
    • £10.4 million when illness or disability stopped someone working. When it comes to your clients claiming on their plans, we aim to pay as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Contact us

Contact your Zurich Business Account Manager or call us on

Zurich Assurance Ltd

The Tri Centre
Newbridge Square
SN1 1HN Swindon
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