Many of us realise that we should have life insurance, yet far too few actually take the plunge and invest in a policy. This could be a big mistake, as failing to have sufficient protection could put your family's finances in jeopardy should the worse happen.
Research from Specialists4Protection.co.uk show that 44% of those with children aged 18 or under, and/or who are married and in a long term relationship, don't have any form of life insurance, a figure which rises to 72% when considering those without critical illness cover.
Not only that, but even those who do have such a policy may be dangerously under-insured, with 23% of those with life insurance only having enough to cover one year's salary, while a further 19% are insured for the equivalent of just two years' income and 30% would be covered for between three and five years.
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