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Lauren Murphy

Insurance writer & editor
Caretaker of all things ‘words’ at Anorak, Lauren has been a professional writer for 10+ years. She works across all user touchpoints to make protection insurance something everyone can engage with.
Life insurance: Our 2022 guide
Ever think: what is life insurance? How much do I need? Do I need it at all? Working all of this out can be tricky. That's why it sits on people's to-do lists. This guide to life insurance will get you a step closer to getting covered.
28 April 2022
Income protection: Our 2022 guide
If you couldn’t work because of an illness, injury, or accident, would you be able to keep up with the cost of life? Would anyone else be affected by your loss of income? Our guide will help you answer these questions and decide whether or not income protection is right for you.
28 April 2022
Critical illness cover: Our 2022 guide
Think you should take out critical illness insurance? This guide will go over everything you need to know before you buy. Including what it is, how it works, what illnesses are covered, how to make a claim, and who needs cover.
28 April 2022
Is critical illness cover worth it?
Critical illness is worth it if you'd struggle with the financial impact of a diagnosis and you value financial peace of mind. This guide explains how to work out if it's definitely worth it for you.
28 April 2022
How much critical illness cover do I need?
The amount of critical illness cover you need depends how much a diagnosis could affect you financially, especially if you need time off work to recover or adjust. This post explains how to work out if you need it and, if so, how much.
28 April 2022
Is income protection worth it?
Considering buying income protection but not sure if it’s worth it? This post explains what it is, what it’s for, and why it may (or may not) be worth it for you.
28 April 2022
Do I need income protection if I’m self-employed?
There are many perks to being self-employed – but one of the risks is what happens if you become too ill or injured to work for a long time? Income protection is a good way of protecting your biggest asset (i.e. yourself) if this happens to you. This post explains why.
28 April 2022
What illnesses are covered by critical illness insurance?
Considering critical illness cover? Then you’ll want an idea of what's covered, which we can provide. But the main thing is to make sure you check the list of illnesses covered in individual policies – because what they are and how they’re defined is likely to vary.
28 April 2022
Children’s critical illness cover: What it’s for and how it works
If your child becomes critically ill, it can lead to financial hardship in your household, particularly if you (or your partner) need to take time off work to look after them. This is where children’s critical illness cover, an add-on to normal critical illness policies, can help.
28 April 2022