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Life Insurance

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What is Life Insurance?

Life insurance can be thought of a financial safety net for your loved ones. You pay regular premiums, and in return, your beneficiaries will receive a lump sum payment when you die. If you are diagnosed terminally ill after 12 months of having cover, you may receive an early benefit payout.
These payments can be used in any way you or your beneficiaries see fit. It could help to cover medical bills, day-to-day living costs or funeral expenses. It could help your family maintain their lifestyle, or pay off the mortgage. You choose the type of cover you want and the amount of insurance you need to protect your family financially, if the worst should happen.

Why Life Insurance?

You can help protect the life you’re building and your loved ones from financial hardship with Suncorp Life Protect insurance. With a lump sum payment from $100,000 up to $1 million, if you die or become terminally ill, you could feel more relaxed knowing that your loved ones could be spared the financial strain of keeping the household running.

What's included in Suncorp Life Protect Insurance?

Suncorp Life Protect Insurance covers your death by accident, illness and natural causes. Intentional self-inflicted acts, such as suicide, are also covered after having the policy for 13 months. Here’s how it works:

Payout is generally a tax-free* lump sum, with no restrictions on how it's spent

You select how much you need based on your individual circumstance. Consider your own circumstances and the level of cover you may need. We offer cover between $100,000 and $1 million. Unsure how much you might need? It is important to choose the right amount of life cover to help protect your family.

*These comments are a guide only and do not take into account changes in taxation laws or your particular circumstances. Please ask your tax adviser or the Australian Taxation Office about your own circumstances

$10,000 early payout for Funeral costs

Our Funeral Advancement Benefit usually pays out within 24 hours of receiving your death certificate and completed claim form, to help with the costs of your funeral or other immediate expenses.

You could receive your payout early if you're diagnosed with a terminal illness

If a registered doctor diagnoses you, we will advance your full payout. This could help you to arrange your financial affairs or make some lasting memories with your loved ones.

Approved claims generally paid out in 2 business days

Only ever deal with one dedicated claims manager. How to make a claim.

Nominate up to 5 beneficiaries

These are the people who will receive your payout.

Covered worldwide 24/7

Feel reassured that you're covered no matter where you are.

Covered until age 99, unless cover stops earlier

Unlike life insurance inside superannuation, Suncorp Life Protect may cover you for longer. Check the details of your current superannuation.

Flexibility to increase or decrease cover to keep up with life's changes

If you’ve had a baby, bought a house or made any other changes to your financial situation, you can change the level of cover you have on your policy. It’s easy - just call us 1800 177 549.

What's not covered?

Intentional self-inflicted act

Death as a result of an intentional self-inflicted act, such as suicide, within the first 13 months of your policy commencement is not covered by Suncorp Life Protect insurance.

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Want to know more?

This is just a summary, for full details of what is and isn't covered please refer to the Suncorp Life Protect Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).

Why choose Suncorp?

Suncorp has been helping to protect lives in Australia and New Zealand since 1833.

We reward loyalty by refunding 10% of your total premiums paid, every 3 years if you have continuously held a policy for the previous 3 years.

Receive a 10% discount if an immediate family member holds a Suncorp Life Protect policy.

We'll help you pay your Suncorp personal insurance premiums for 12 months if you're unable to work due to sickness or injury for at least 90 days, so you can concentrate on your health (up to $2,000 over the life of the policy).
Find out more in the Product Disclosure Statement.

If you're facing a period of financial difficulty we'll let you pause your premiums for up to 3 months. During the period that your premiums are paused, your Suncorp Life Protect policy will only cover you if you die as a result of an accident. 
Find out more in the Product Disclosure Statement.

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How much cover do you need?

The amount of cover you may need will depend on the needs and lifestyle of your family, such as your current financial commitments e.g mortgage, your family's anticipated future needs e.g kids education, your super and any other investments.