Life Insurance and Income Protection
- Life Insurance can help provide financial support to your loved ones if you were to pass away or become terminally ill
- With Life Insurance and Income Protection there are no medical tests when applying
Suncorp offers a range of life insurance policies to protect your income and support your family
What is Income Protection and why do you need it?
Income Protection is designed to help you meet your financial commitments if you’re unable to work for a period of time due to serious injury or illness. A monthly Income Protection benefit could help cover bills and expenses while you focus on recovery.
You can also choose to add optional Redundancy Cover* to your Income Protection policy to cover you in the event of being made redundant.
* Terms apply including eligibility, waiting and no claim period.
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Life Insurance through Superannuation – Is It Enough?
What is Life Insurance through superannuation? And how do you know if life insurance through superannuation is enough? Samantha Rush explains the basics of life insurance in these two videos.
What is Life Insurance through superannuation?
This means paying for Life Insurance with the money that sits in your super fund. You’ll generally get the default level of cover your super fund offers. You can choose this option through your employer or when you set up your super fund. As long as your employer, or you, contributes super to your account regularly, you will have some level of Life Insurance cover.
What am I covered for under Life Insurance through superannuation?
Life Insurance through a super fund usually includes one or more of three different kinds of cover:
- Death cover, which pays a lump sum or an income stream benefit amount to your beneficiaries if you die.
- Total and permanent disability cover, which pays you a benefit amount if you’re seriously disabled and not likely to work again because of this.
- Income protection to cover loss of income over a certain period if you can't work because of a temporary illness or injury.
How do I work out how much Life Insurance I need?
To get an idea of how much insurance cover you need, start by tallying up the total cost of the things you pay for that your loved ones would still need if you’re no longer earning an income.
This might be things like your bills, debts, mortgage, and personal loans. The total sum of these gives you an idea of the amount of cover your loved ones would need to continue to meet your financial responsibilities in your absence.
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What’s the difference between my super Life Insurance policy and a policy through an insurer?
Life Insurance through an insurance provider is different in a few ways. Firstly, there can be more flexibility around the kind and level of cover available, meaning the amount you pay can be adjusted to increase or decrease the level of cover. Also, benefit amount payable to you or your family are usually delivered quicker by an insurance provider because they are passed directly to the beneficiaries rather than to a super funds trustee.
Is Life Insurance through super enough?
When thinking about Life Insurance, consider what you need cover for, the premium you can afford, and the benefit or limits you and your loved ones require to keep the lifestyle that you want. For example, if someone has an underlying medical condition they might opt for Life Insurance through an insurance company to make sure they’re covered in particular circumstances. On the other hand, another person might only need a benefit amount if they’re injured at work and can no longer do that job.
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Life Stages & Events
Whatever stage of life you're at, Suncorp could help you plan for life's unexpected turns. See what some people in your stage of life buy to help protect themselves financially and why.
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Speak to one of our Financial Planners
Through our tailored advice, a qualified Suncorp Financial Planner can help find a ‘best fit’ for your insurance needs and help ensure you and your family will be protected if you’re affected by serious illness or injury.
Our planners can assist you with selecting appropriate insurance products and tailoring the amount of cover to suit your budget for a range of life and income insurance covers, including:
- Total and Permanent Disability (TPD)
- Trauma Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Income Protection
- Business Expenses Insurance.
Why choose Suncorp?
Giving our customers the confidence to live their lives
Need to talk?
Our friendly team of insurance specialists at our Australian based call centre can answer all your questions. Alternatively, if you feel your financial requirements are more complex and you require financial advice, you can turn to a Suncorp Financial Planner for help in assessing your risk and working out the cover that could meet your needs.