Can a keyperson to a business get specialty life insurance?

Yes.  A business runs on its human capital and its most important people are its key employees and the business owners.

A business key-person could be anyone whose absence would affect the profitability of the business; eg: if they were to die or become disabled and unable to continue to work.

Some typical examples of key people could be:

  • Director, Managing Director or CEO
  • Partner in a partnership
  • An employee with a particular skill or technical expertise
  • Senior sales manager

Insurance to cover the absence of a key person can help in keeping the business running (by replacing lost revenue, repaying debts and/or finding a replacement).

All of these people can qualify for personal insurances even if they may have a particular health condition that would make the outcome of a traditional insurance application more uncertain.

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