What would happen to your business if you were to lose one of your key personnel, Directors or Partners through their premature death?
It is not a thought anyone likes to dwell on, but the unfortunate reality is that it happens all the time.
The ultimate aim of a Business Assurance policy is to allow you to put structures and monetary arrangements in place now, to protect your business financially following your death, or one of the leading figures in your organisation.
Most importantly, by having a policy in place you have a cash sum available to deal with the adverse business scenarios caused by the death of you or a colleague, such as:
- A reduction in company profits
- Paying your company bills, hiring a replacement or paying outstanding bank loans
- Purchasing a deceased Partners or Directors share of the business, & ensuring their estate receives the shareholding’s market value.
Company Director / Shareholder Protection
The death or serious illness of a shareholder can have major repercussions for the future of a company. It can cause immediate financial hardship for the remaining shareholders and maybe even loss of control of the company. In essence, the death or serious illness of a shareholder can potentially jeopardise the future of the company and can have major implications for the remaining shareholders.
Key Person Protection
The future success of every business is dependent on a few key people. A Keyperson is any “key” employee, director or consultant on whom the business depends for its continued success, or existence, and on whose death or serious illness the business could suffer a financial loss.
Putting Keyperson Insurance in place can help your business overcome the financial repercussions of losing a valued member of staff. The policy will pay out a lump sum to the business on the death or serious illness of an insured Keyperson.
The death or serious illness of a partner can have major repercussions for the future of your partnership. It can cause immediate financial hardship for the remaining partners and maybe even loss of control of the business. In essence, the death or serious illness of a partner can potentially jeopardise the future of your business and can have major implications for the remaining partners.
How Rockcourt can help
As an insurance intermediary we have an agency with all the insurance companies (below). We can provide a fair analysis of the market on your behalf enabling us to find you the greatest level of benefit for the lowest cost. Our quotes are the same, and sometimes better, than going direct. Several insurance companies will have various deals and promotions at different times; we can always price match the cheapest quote on the market to attain these deals at the lowest price.
As well as getting you the lowest price for cover, Rockcourt can advise on the best way to structure your Business Assurance. There are various tax implications on set up. We can advise on the most tax efficient way for your company or partnership as well as the tax implications for the beneficiaries.