Insurance

There are lots of different types of insurance which you can take out to protect you in case of unexpected financial difficulty.

If you can't work because of illness, accident or a disability, one option to help boost your income is to take out illness insurance. This section looks at insurance, including all the different types of illness insurance and helps you work out if it's something you might need.

This content applies to England

Information on illness insurance including types of illness insurance and factors to consider before taking out an insurance policy.

Information on income protection insurance, factors to consider before taking out income protection insurance and how to work out the level of cover you need.

Information on critical illness insurance, what it covers, factors to consider before taking out critical illness insurance and how to buy an insurance policy.

Information on payment protection insurance (PPI) to cover loan or mortgage repayments including factors to consider before taking out a PPI policy and making a complaint about PPI.