Keyman Insurance

Protect your business against disruption and loss of profit in the event it loses a key employee.

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The loss of a key person to death or terminal illness is a traumatic event for any businesses on both a personal and a professional level. On a purely professional level, the loss of important skills, knowledge and relationships can have wide ranging consequences, disrupting the normal running of the business at a time when the remaining employees might be less able to compensate.

That disruption can lead to lost client confidence and ultimately loss of profits. Recovering from those issues can take some time, especially if it proves difficult replace lost skills.

Protect your business

Keyman insurance cover pays out a lump sum in the event the person it covers dies or is diagnosed with a terminal illness during the term of the cover. It's designed to help protect against the loss of profits your business may suffer after the death of a key employee or if they suffer a specified critical illness.

The financial support a keyman policy provides could help with recruitment costs, including paying for interim staff while you look to hire a permanent replacement - as well as business continuity in the form of financial support to cover lost revenue.

Why buy keyman cover from Stonebridge?

At Stonebridge, we have significant experience in arranging key man cover for businesses of all shapes and sizes.  We can help you to make sure that if the worst should happen, you will have the protection in place that you need.

Our keyman cover will help:

  • Support your business financially - for instance replacing lost income.
  • Help you recover - covering the cost of recruitment and interim staff.
  • Maintain customer and staff confidence - by avoiding undue disruption to the normal operation of the business.
  • Meet the needs of your business - we will help make sure the cover is tailored to meet your needs and budget, and covers the right employees.

Related FAQs

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What is Keyman insurance?

It is a life insurance where critical illness cover can also be included to protect your business against the loss of profit should a key employee pass away or be diagnosed with a critical illness. You can also protect against the loss of a key employee to protect a debt, and it could also help towards the costs of employing and training new personnel.

Who could be classed as a key employee?

Key employees can be regarded as individuals whose knowledge, skills, experience, key relationships or leadership are very important to a business’ future financial success. These can be a senior manager, top sales person, technical specialist, business founder.

How much cover would be needed for Keyman?

This would depend on your specific business needs which we would discuss together. This could be a multiple of profits, a multiple of salary or turnover. Your accountant would be able to provide this information to you.

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