Life Insurance for death or illness
The thought of losing a loved one is traumatic. Our life insurance is designed to help take some of your stress away
Have you experienced a death or illness in the family?
We're here to help
Finances may not be the first thing you think of when facing a future without someone you love. However, if you've seen someone you know struggle financially because of the loss of their partner or parent, you'll have had a glimpse of how difficult it can be.
Our life insurance product – Life Protect – is designed to help you ensure your family's financial future is safe:
It can provide them, as your chosen beneficiaries, with a lump sum of money in the event of your death or if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness.
The money could help them get back on track and help protect their future lifestyle. It could go towards:
- Replacing lost income
- Paying the mortgage and keeping your loved ones in their home
- Paying for your children's education
- Funeral and other costs thanks to the Funeral Advancement Benefit
- Covering everyday expenses like groceries and travel costs
With Suncorp Life Protect, if you make a successful claim for terminal illness the benefit will be paid directly to you. In the event you pass away, any death benefit payable under your policy will go to your nominated beneficiaries, or alternatively, your estate.
Unsure how much you need?
Are you confident that any existing cover you have, or the life insurance provided by your super, is enough to support you and your partner if something were to happen to reduce your income? If you're not sure, use our life insurance calculator to help you work out an estimate of the cover you might need.
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.
Try our life insurance calculator online now.
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.
Try our life insurance calculator online now.
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.
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.