Life insurance can help protect you and your loved ones financially if something unexpected happens.
What life insurance covers
Different life insurance products are designed to protect you from different events that can occur:
life cover — pays a lump sum when you die
total and permanent disability (TPD) insurance — pays a lump sum to help with rehabilitation and living costs
trauma insurance — covers you if you’re diagnosed with a major illness
income protection insurance — pays some of your income if you can’t work due to illness or injury
What to check before you buy life insurance
Before buying, renewing or switching insurance, check if the policy will cover you for claims associated with COVID-19.
Before you buy life insurance, by law an insurer must give you a Product disclosure statement (PDS). Check the PDS for:
what’s covered and what’s excluded under the policy
what information you’ll need to give an insurer
information on premiums and how they change over time
waiting periods before you make a claim
how to make a claim
how to complain about the claims process or decision
Also check whether you already have life insurance through your super. Make sure you’re not paying for insurance twice.
Please contact us on |PHONE| if you seek further assistance on this topic.
Reproduced with the permission of ASIC’s MoneySmart Team. This article was originally published at https://moneysmart.gov.au/how-life-insurance-works
Important note: This provides general information and hasn’t taken your circumstances into account. It’s important to consider your particular circumstances before deciding what’s right for you. Although the information is from sources considered reliable, we do not guarantee that it is accurate or complete. You should not rely upon it and should seek qualified advice before making any investment decision. Except where liability under any statute cannot be excluded, we do not accept any liability (whether under contract, tort or otherwise) for any resulting loss or damage of the reader or any other person. Past performance is not a reliable guide to future returns.
Important Any information provided by the author detailed above is separate and external to our business and our Licensee. Neither our business nor our Licensee takes any responsibility for any action or any service provided by the author. Any links have been provided with permission for information purposes only and will take you to external websites, which are not connected to our company in any way. Note: Our company does not endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy of the contents/information contained within the linked site(s) accessible from this page.