Key person Insurance


Typically, the greatest asset to a business is the intellectual capital and personal effort by key people. Key person insurance is an asset protection for your business, recognising that the continued contribution of key people is critical to the long term success of any business.


Benefits are:


  • Repays debts to preserve the business assets. If your business has a bank loan, or if a mortgage on your home is funding the business then this type of insurance may be necessary.
  • Protects the owner’s personal interests.
  • Frees up cash flow for the business.
  • Maintains its credit standing if a business owner or a loan guarantor dies or is disabled.


Key person – Revenue protection


Almost every business has the computer, copier and car insured. Yet it’s important to recognise that these are not the most valuable asset to your business. Often, it is the contribution of key individuals which plays the greatest significance in generating business revenue.


Key person Revenue Protection can assist in:


  • Compensating for the loss of business revenue.
  • Pays the cost of finding and hiring a suitable replacement person.
  • Protects the business profits.
  • Maintains the value of the business as a going concern.
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Things to consider include:


  • Who is missed most when on holiday?
  • Would the business miss their contribution if sick or disabled? How long would it take to replace them, how could that be funded?


Methods of Calculating Keyperson Revenue Cover


Method 1

3 – 5 times the Key person’s Salary + Cost of finding, hiring, training and replacing the Keyperon = Maximum Insurable Amount


Method 2

Annual profit or revenue contributed by the Keyperson (maximum 3 times for revenue or 5 times for profit) + Cost of finding, hiring, training and replacing the Keyperson = Maximum Insurable Amount


Buy Sell insurance


What would happen to the ownership of your business if one partner suffered a disability, critical or terminal illness, or even died unexpectedly?


Would the remaining owners be in a financial position to buy out the departing owner’s share of the business? And how much should the departing owner or their estate receive?


Buy Sell insurance, together with a legal agreement outlining the transfer of control and ownership of the business, can protect all business owners by providing the necessary funds to buy out an owner’s share of the business should they suffer a disability, specified trauma or death.


Together, this insurance and transfer agreement is known as a Buy Sell agreement, or Buy Sell arrangement.


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