Covering the cost of your care
If an illness, condition or disability leaves you needing long-term care later in life, and you are over 60, you could buy one of our Lifetime Care plans with a one-off lump sum to help cover the cost of that care.
In-home or care home, it’s up to you how your money is used
We’ll cover the cost of your care for the rest of your life
Your payments aren’t taxable when paid to a registered care provider, so you could save money
When you buy a plan, it will have no cash-in value but will pay a guaranteed monthly benefit for the rest of your life. Our payments can either start straight away or be deferred by up to 5 years. Please note that tax treatment will depend on your individual circumstances and is subject to change in the future.
Our Lifetime Care options
Long-term care can be difficult for you and your family to handle. Take a look at how our 2 plans work and see how they could help you.
Immediate Lifetime Care
The monthly payments for your care will start straight away and be guaranteed for the rest of your life. The minimum you'll receive is £200 a month, which is tax-free if paid directly to your registered care provider. Choose between 3 inflation protection options, and optional long or short term premium protection, depending on your needs.
Secured Lifetime Care
With this option, you can defer the payments by up to 5 years. Before they start you’ll be responsible for the cost of your care, but then the minimum you'll receive is £200 a month, which is tax-free if paid directly to your registered care provider. We’ll consider your health and potentially increase the amount before or after the deferral period ends. You can also choose between 3 inflation protection options.
What our Lifetime Care plans offer
You and your loved ones can use the money for care at home or in a residential setting, so you don’t have to worry whatever your circumstances
- Regular payments
Your money will be paid monthly to help with the cost of your care
- Lifetime guarantee
Our payments will help towards the cost of your care for the rest of your life
If we pay the money to a registered care provider they aren’t taxable, which could save you money
- Easy payment options
We can pay the money to your registered care provider directly
- Rising costs covered
Choose between 3 options that protect your payments from inflation so you can keep up with any rising costs for care
Things to be aware of
If you take out one of our Lifetime Care plans
- The cost of any care services may be more than the payments we make. Therefore, you might need to make up the difference.
- The cost of care services may rise faster than the payments from the plan. If it does, this may mean you need to make up the difference yourself.
- The total payments we have made by the time of your death may be less than single premium you have paid to purchase the plan
- The payments from the plan may impact some means-tested benefits. A financial adviser will be able to tell you more about this
Covering the cost of your care
Besides a Lifetime Care plan, there are 2 ways you and your loved ones can cover the ongoing costs:
You may be eligible for financial help from the Government. Qualification for help towards care fees is usually determined by your specific care needs as well as how much money you have and the total value of your assets. Find out more on GOV.UK.
If the values of your assets or income are higher than certain limits then you may not be eligible for financial support from your local authority. You’d then have to fund your own care. If you’d like further help, take a look at our list of organisations that offer support and advice.
Help and support
If you have any questions regarding our Long Term Care Plans, please contact your Financial Adviser or call:
From the UK
0345 777 7543
Monday to Friday: 8:30 - 17:30
For our joint protection, telephone calls may be recorded and/or monitored and will be saved for a minimum of 5 years. The cost of calls to 03 prefixed numbers are charged at national call rates (charges may vary dependent on your network provider) and are usually included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles.
0117 989 9000
Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 17:00
Aviva Centre, PO Box 582, Bristol, BS99 5SN
Ready to get started?
Your first step is to speak to a financial adviser, who’ll explain your options, give advice on our plans and help you buy one if you decide to – all based on your individual circumstances.
For advice on Lifetime care, you’ll need to speak to an independent financial adviser – see opposite. If you'd like support with your pension or retirement, our financial advice team can help.
If you'd like to explore your options with an independent adviser, you can talk to the Society of Later Life Advisers to find a specialist in your local area.
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Lifetime Care articles
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