Help for existing customers
If you already have a life insurance or critical illness cover policy with us, you can find help here.
What if I can’t find my policy documents?
To get new policy documents, just call Scottish Widows and they’ll send new copies to you right away.
How do I change my payment date?
To change the date your Direct Debits get collected, just call Scottish Widows.
How do I update my details?
If you need to update your name, address or other details, just call Scottish Widows.
Can I change my policy after it starts?
You can’t change your policy after it has started. If you’d like to talk about your policy, just call Scottish Widows.
Can I choose who the money goes to?
If you’d like to make sure that the money your policy pays out goes to a specific person, you'll need to make a Will or put your policy in a trust.
In your Will, you can choose who receives the money your policy pays out. You just need to update your Will, if you already have one. If you don’t have a Will yet, then a solicitor can help you set one up.
Putting your policy in trust means that when it pays out, the money will quickly go to the people you want it to reach. It could also help sidestep inheritance tax on the money paid out. A solicitor can help you set up a trust.
Can I take a payment break?
We can't offer a payment break, so when you choose your policy make sure you'll be able to pay on time each month. If you miss monthly payments, your cover will stop and you won't get anything back.
If you're worried about anything or if you’d like to talk about your policy, just call Scottish Widows.
Can I cancel my policy?
You can cancel your policy at any time, free of charge. If you cancel within 30 days of its start date, Scottish Widows will refund any payments you've made.
To make a claim, just go to the Scottish Widows claim website. They’ll make sure your claim is handled as quickly and smoothly as possible.
If you have any questions or you’d like help with your policy, check our FAQs for more info.
If you can’t find what you need, you can contact Scottish Widows. They’ll be happy to help.