Hi anon, I'd like to pose these questions for you: Do you want to cover ECI for life? Or for a limited number of years? Do you want to cover for a single payout, or multiple claims? Reason being, a term plan such as a multipay plan (Aviva multipay) requires you to pay as long as you have not made a claim. Thus, if you happen to be blessed with good health, you will have to find a way to sustain payment as long as the plan is active. The same thing goes for Aviva my early CI plan. it is a single payout plan, but you are required to pay as long as you have not claimed. Thus, if you wish to cover for life with such plans, you must plan to pay premiums for life. On the other hand, if you wish to cover for life but don't want to pay for life, a limited payment whole life plan may make better sense. This ensures that you retain coverage for life, but you won't have to pay for life. And the premiums are very comparable to the term plans, but might be more cost efficient as you cover for life. Consider a hybrid of a multi pay with a small whole life early CI if you want a) coverage for life b) being able to claim multiple times c) to pay only during your working years. Reason being, multipay is prohibitively expensive if it covers you till old age. As an example, if you are 30 years old, sum assured $100K, intending to cover till age 75: My Early CI Plan costs $894/yr for 45 years or $40230 total My Multipay costs $1589/yr for 45 years or $71505 total My Whole Life III costs $2195.5/yr for 25 years ($50K x 2 multiplier till 75) or $54887.5 total If you wish to cover for life, My Early CI Plan costs $1670/yr for 69 years or $91850 if you pay till 85 and something happens then My Multipay costs $2981/yr for 45 years or $163955 if you pay till 85 and something happens then My Whole Life III still costs $2195.5/yr for 25 years ($50K x 2 multiplier till 75) or $54887.5 total, and since it's a life plan you will still have $50K cover plus cash bonuses. You'll have to ask yourself what you are looking for, and then you'll be able to decide between a term CI, a whole life CI, a multipay, as well as how long you want your coverage to be. I'd suggest talking to an advisor for a more in depth discussion as you will need to look at all options and understand them before making a decision.