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Life Insurance

5 myths about life insurance

25 October 2021

Life Insurance can be complicated, which means there are a lot of misconceptions around it. Here are five of the most common Life Insurance myths, and the truth behind them.

#1: You don’t need to consider Life Insurance if you’re young and healthy

It’s easy to think that Life Insurance is only for older people. But everyone can benefit from at least giving Life Insurance some consideration.

If you have a young family and outstanding debt, you provide financial assistance to your ageing parents, or you’re otherwise relied upon by a loved one, Life Insurance may help to manage your bills and expenses if you become terminally ill or pass away.

#2: You can “set and forget” your Life Insurance

Your coverage should suit your circumstances. If you got Life Insurance when you first got married, you might want to review it as you progress through major life stages, such as the birth of your first child or the purchase of a new home.

This can help you avoid underinsurance, which could be devastating to your family if anything should happen to you.

#3: You don’t need Life Insurance if you have private health insurance

Private health insurance can help cover certain healthcare costs, but it can’t be used to pay your bills and debts the way Life Insurance can. Should you fall terminally ill or pass away, Life Insurance can help to maintain your family’s financial situation by providing some financial support.

#4: The Life Insurance you have through your super is enough

You might find that some Life Insurance is included in your superannuation. This may be sufficient, however you might want to assess if this actually provides the cover you need. Otherwise, you should seek out a Life Insurance policy to help cover the gap.

#5: Life Insurance is a rip-off

Paying premiums that you can’t immediately see the benefit of may not feel worthwhile. You may find it useful to bear in mind that Life Insurance can offer some reassurance should the unimaginable occur. Suncorp Life Insurance:

  • can help you provide a financial safety net for your family
  • allows for coverage up to $1.5 million, as well as Optional Illness Cover options, and
  • helps enable your family to maintain their household and standard of living when you’re no longer around..

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