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Specialist advice for contractors throughout the UK.

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Contractor Income Protection Insurance

Black Lion Insurance offers specialist advice on insurance for contractors throughout the UK.

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In a nutshell, contractor insurance is our area of speciality.

How so?  Because Black Lion understands your working patterns, as well as many of the industries in which you operate.  For instance,  we know that your working day can be quite long.  And, that your have niche skills.  So, talk to us today. In our opinion, you’ll have complete confidence in our impartial, client-focused advice and our expertise in your sector.  But don’t just take our word for it.  As part of Halo Consulting, Black Lion Insurance provide whole of market advice. Read Halo Consulting’s 5 Star reviews and see why our customers are happy to recommend us.

Remember, we’re holistic, whole of market advisers.  In fact, we have access to and in depth knowledge of several insurance products.  After a fact-find, we’ll propose the option or options that we think will suit you best.

Whether you have sole trader status or, more likely, are working through your own limited company as a director, we can help you.

Contractor Income Protection.  Expect the best but prepare for the worst

A question, if we may.

If you’re a contractor, have you made provision for the unexpected? Say, if you couldn’t work?  Perhaps you’ve had an accident, and you’ve sustained a serious injury. Or, you’ve developed a serious medical condition.  All in all,  you want to work, but you can’t.  What’s more, your income has dried up.

Be honest, would you be able to keep paying your mortgage and covering your bills?  Meanwhile, what about your family?

As soon as the money dries up,  what would they do?

Sorry, but we need to ask these things.

Given these points, with advice from Black Lion to help you select the right policy, you could swerve a potential cash crisis if things went wrong.

How Contractor Income Protection Works

Essentially, income protection insurance for contractors will pay out a monthly amount to cover your mortgage, bills, groceries and other things like groceries,  should the money stop coming in.

Importantly, it can protect up to 70% of your gross income and depending on your policy, you’ll be able to draw on it both long-term and short term.  Also, ask us about Executive Income Protection, a specialist cover that protects up to 80% of your gross income.

Contractor Income Protection. Things to think about

  • In our opinion, you should consider setting a deferred period – the amount of time before the plan kicks in and starts to pay out. Why?  Because it could substantially reduce your premiums.
  • However, you could consider Back to Day One cover. It’s more expensive, but as it sounds, you’re insured from the start of your claim.  Talk to us if you’re not sure what’s best for you. 

Length of Claim

  • Meanwhile, think about whether you need long or short-term cover, or even cease-age cover.  Usefully, some plans can go up to your planned retirement age.

In summary, short-term policies are more affordable but potentially will, excuse the pun, fall short of the mark if you’re ill for a longer period than you anticipated.  Moreover, long-term cover could enable you to receive income protection payments until you retire.  As a result, they may be worth considering.  Good news.  You may even be able to link payments to inflation.


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Own Occupation Cover

  • From experience, we’d recommend that you take an Own Occupation policy. This really works.  Why? Because it means that you’ll be able to claim if your illness or accident stops you from carrying out your specific occupation, rather than anything else.
  • In this case, It’s an important distinction. Again, if you’re not sure, give us a call.

So, if you don’t have a never-ending pit of savings (and quite frankly, who does?), taking contractor insurance advice from Black Lion Insurance could be your very best decision.

You’re covered. In conclusion, insurance could be your umbrella in a torrential downpour of financial commitments.  Essential costs that you may not otherwise be able to meet.  And, of course, your way to recuperate without financial worries.

Income Protection FAQs

From our most commonly asked question "Do I need income protection insurance?" to information on what affects the cost of your policy.

What our clients are saying

Black Lion insurance were great in helping me get through the countless jargon and pitfalls when it comes to setting up insurance. I was thankfully recommended to them by a colleague and they made the process seamless ensuring I have the most appropriate policy for me.

I’m an IT contractor and I wasn’t sure if I was eligible for this cover, however, to my delight, not only could I have the cover, but I could pay it through my Ltd company. I was covered within an hour of getting in contact. Very prompt and informative service!
Sanjay P

Polite and very clear when explaining my product of interest. Happy to answer any questions and recap on areas that I wanted to ensure I understood clearly before committing. Didn’t feel pressured or rushed at any point and the chap was very pleasant.
Donna Rudd

About Us

Part of Halo Consulting, Black Lion Insurance are a dedicated team of insurance consultants with years of experience in guiding our clients to a solution that meets their specific needs. We specialise in helping both employed and self employed individuals, as well as business owners on a variety of solutions, which range from life insurance, income protection insurance, keyman insurance and shareholder protection insurance.