Income protection is one of the most important insurances you should have. It is essential for everyone who lives off their own salary. Regardless of age and profession, (temporary) disability can always happen unexpectedly. Most common reasons for disability are mental illness, physical handicaps and cancer. Risks, which you are exposed to, regardless of your profession, age or current health situation.
In case of disability, your employer pays your salary up to 6 weeks. After that, your health insurance will pay you 70% of your salary for up to another 72 weeks. Thereafter you will only receive public welfare, which will not be enough to support your standard of living.
The price varies depending on these 3 factors:
Depending on these factors and the monthly pension amount you choose, prices usually range from €30 – €90 per month.
Income protection provides coverage and pays you a monthly pension, in case you are unable to work for at least 6 months or permanently. Its purpose is to maintain your standard of living and to prevent you from financial consequences of unforeseen accidents or illnesses.