Life insurance will only payout for the death of the insured person.
Your life insurance payout will usually be claimed by your next of kin, unless you specify otherwise in a Will or put your life insurance into Trust. Proceeds from your life insurance payout can be used to provide for your children if you are no longer around.
Depending on the provider and policy type chosen, your Critical Illness Cover may provide a payout if your child is diagnosed with a listed illness. If this is something you are interested in please mention it to your Protect Line specialist, as this is sometimes an optional extra and not included as standard.
Some Critical Illness Cover policies will provide a payout to you if your child passes away. These payouts are intended to help cover the cost of your child’s funeral, and most pay a £5,000 contribution, although others pay £10,000.