The easiest form of protection to understand is mortgage protection. It is simply a product that makes sure your mortgage is paid off in the event of your untimely death. It’s compulsory, so that your mortgage provider is not left out of pocket if you are no longer here to pay the mortgage.

We know what it does when a particular event happens.

But how many people extend this view beyond just mortgage protection to life protection, serious illness cover or income protection?

The result may be slightly different – a lump sum v a regular payment but the reason that we need it is the same. The occurrence of an unforeseen event. This is not always an early death. It can also be an illness, injury or accident which leaves you in a financially challenging situation.

There are two things here that people should understand to fully appreciate the value of protection. These give meaning to what the product provides and why you may need it.

Likelihood of an event happening

It’ll never happen to me is not a good starting point. The risk of a serious illness is with us all. The impact of it stopping us in our tracks is one that we should plan for. The incidence of serious illness and injury has risen hugely over the past number of years. For example, in Ireland and in Europe about 1 in 3 people will develop cancer at some stage in their life. The great news is that due to better treatments and picking up cancer earlier, more and more people are surviving cancer. Therefore, a serious illness can still have a dramatic impact on your lifestyle and financial situation. That’s why looking at how you would manage is vital before such a situation would occur.

This handy tool will help you better understand the risk of an unforeseen event happening to you.

Changing patterns of claims

It’s often only when we need to make a claim, the reality of what we can claim for comes to light. But before you take out any product you should look closely at the claim’s details. This is really the product you are buying. That safety and security that you can claim to help assist you and your family financially.

From reviewing the various life company* claims data for 2020, there is a consistency in many regards. The leading causes of claims continue to be cancer, cardiac and respiratory issues. There is a difference in the types of cancers between women and men, but the average age of claim is around 50 years.

A big shift in 2020 was in income protection claims. For many years, orthopaedic reasons were stated as the main reason for income protection. But this year, this has dramatically shifted to psychological reasons. This has been attributed to the impact of Covid-19 and this fallout will be felt for many years to come.

Protection cover can vary – from protecting your income, your home, your family and/or your business. But with the right cover in place, you’ll always have peace of mind.

Marc’s story shows how valuable protection cover can be when it comes to claiming.

At Quintas Wealth Management we can assist you in assessing your needs. We’ll help you understand what the best options and product mix for you are to ensure that you’re preparing for whatever the future may hold. Just get in touch!

*Source: Irish Life, Aviva, Zurich 2019/2020 claims data published online.

29 June 2021

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What our clients say about Quintas

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    "I would like to express my thanks for the work you have done for me over the past years. The expertise and attention to detail with which you have handled my financial affairs could not be faulted. Particularly reassuring to me is the feeling of c..." Read more

    - John Riordan | Director of Support | Shopify

  • 2

    "I have been dealing with Anne O’Doherty in Quintas Wealth Management for over 10 years, i would strongly recommend their services based on professionalism , friendly manner and a strong track record on investment performance."

    - Helen Down | Ballincollig

  • 3

    "Having dealt with Quintas Wealth Management over 6 years for protection, Investments and Pensions I would have no problem in recommending them based on their professional and efficient service."

    - Derek Goggin | Chief Financial Officer | Teamwork

  • 4

    "I have dealt with Anne O’Doherty in Quintas Wealth Management for the last 6 years and I would strongly recommend them based on their professional, efficient and friendly service and most importantly their track record with our investment portfolio." Read more

    - Brian Robinson | CTO | Dataworks Limited

  • 5

    "I and clients of mine have availed of the excellent services of Quintas Wealth Management, led by Anne O’Doherty. I have no hesitation in recommending Quintas Wealth Management."

    - John Boylan | Partner BDM Boylan Solicitors

  • 6

    "I have been dealing with Anne and her team in Quintas Wealth Management for the last 10 years . I would recommend Quintas Wealth Management because of their transparency on a range of investment ideas within my pension fund .i would have no hesita..." Read more

    - Dr Rose Curtin | Elmwood Medical Centre

  • 7

    "I have been a client of Quintas Wealth Management since its establishment in 2005 and over the last 16 years the team have provided me with invaluable advice in a very efficient and professional manner."

    - Dr Sean Mc Carthy | Dentist

  • 8

    "I have been a client of Quintas Wealth Management since 2013 and have always found their process and approach to clients very professional As an accountant I feel this is of utmost importance when referring my clients to Quintas Wealth Management. "

    - Aidan Mc Avinue | Accountant

  • 9

    "Protecting our family was at the forefront of our mind when we engaged with Quintas Wealth Management. What we came away with is a far more robust financial plan based on a complete analysis of our financial situation. We cannot thank the team eno..." Read more

    - Gino & Nicola Lee | Director | Parbo Limited

  • 10

    "I originally engaged Anne and her team to assist with setting up my pension and retirement planning. However, I received far more than that and now have a much broader, well-thought out and organised financial plan that really gives me peace of mind."

    - Monica Holland | Director | Cloghroe Pharmacy

  • 11

    "We have had the pleasure of dealing with Quintas Wealth Management over the past year. Without doubt we feel we have benefitted from the most astute financial advice combined with exceptional customer service."

    - Pat Mullins | Partner | BDM Boylan Solicitors LLP

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    "Anne O’Doherty has been our financial advisor for the past 6 years . she listens to our requirements and our long-term goals and has provided us with a comprehensive plan of action. Anne has always offered sound financial advice based on our inv..." Read more

    - Peter Murphy | Director & General Manager | Apple Operations Limited

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John Riordan | Director of Support | Shopify

I would like to express my thanks for the work you have done for me over the past years. The expertise and attention to detail with which you have handled my financial affairs could not be faulted. Particularly reassuring to me is the feeling of certainty in the absolute integrity of your dealings with us.

2

Helen Down | Ballincollig

I have been dealing with Anne O’Doherty in Quintas Wealth Management for over 10 years, i would strongly recommend their services based on professionalism , friendly manner and a strong track record on investment performance.

3

Derek Goggin | Chief Financial Officer | Teamwork

Having dealt with Quintas Wealth Management over 6 years for protection, Investments and Pensions I would have no problem in recommending them based on their professional and efficient service.

4

Brian Robinson | CTO | Dataworks Limited

I have dealt with Anne O’Doherty in Quintas Wealth Management for the last 6 years and I would strongly recommend them based on their professional, efficient and friendly service and most importantly their track record with our investment portfolio.

5

John Boylan | Partner BDM Boylan Solicitors

I and clients of mine have availed of the excellent services of Quintas Wealth Management, led by Anne O’Doherty.

I have no hesitation in recommending Quintas Wealth Management.

6

Dr Rose Curtin | Elmwood Medical Centre

I have been dealing with Anne and her team in Quintas Wealth Management for the last 10 years . I would recommend Quintas Wealth Management because of their transparency on a range of investment ideas within my pension fund .i would have no hesitation in recommending their services.

7

Dr Sean Mc Carthy | Dentist

I have been a client of Quintas Wealth Management since its establishment in 2005 and over the last 16 years the team have provided me with invaluable advice in a very efficient and professional manner.

8

Aidan Mc Avinue | Accountant

I have been a client of Quintas Wealth Management since 2013 and have always found their process and approach to clients very professional
As an accountant I feel this is of utmost importance when referring my clients to Quintas Wealth Management.

9

Gino & Nicola Lee | Director | Parbo Limited

Protecting our family was at the forefront of our mind when we engaged with Quintas Wealth Management. What we came away with is a far more robust financial plan based on a complete analysis of our financial situation. We cannot thank the team enough for making this so easily to understand and complete.

10

Monica Holland | Director | Cloghroe Pharmacy

I originally engaged Anne and her team to assist with setting up my pension and retirement planning. However, I received far more than that and now have a much broader, well-thought out and organised financial plan that really gives me peace of mind.

11

Pat Mullins | Partner | BDM Boylan Solicitors LLP

We have had the pleasure of dealing with Quintas Wealth Management over the past year. Without doubt we feel we have benefitted from the most astute financial advice combined with exceptional customer service.

12

Peter Murphy | Director & General Manager | Apple Operations Limited

Anne O’Doherty has been our financial advisor for the past 6 years . she listens to our requirements and our long-term goals and has provided us with a comprehensive plan of action. Anne has always offered sound financial advice based on our investment objectives as well as our personal needs.

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Our objective is to enhance your financial health through our independent advice, expertise, and experience. We are dedicated to providing quality and excellence in everything we do. Our aim is to give our customers the best value and solutions for all their wealth management needs.

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