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October 1 Changes: Will You Lose Your Life Cover?

New superannuation laws go into effect October 1 2019, which will consolidate low-balance funds to help lower fees and premiums for members with multiple super accounts. There is one major side effect of the change—members with ‘inactive’ super accounts may have their insurance policies cancelled. Ahead, we’ll take a look at the new bill, the…

What your adviser wishes you knew about life insurance

These days, it’s become common for people to share information with their friends that they think is helpful, but is actually inaccurate. For example, do you know at what age your life insurance in super really ends? Or what trauma insurance really does?  Below, we set the record straight with some important facts about life…

R U OK Day 2019: Your mental health matters, too.

R U OK Day takes place on September 12, 2019, and encourages Australians to open up an important conversation around mental health and suicide. We’re all affected by life’s ups and downs, so it’s important to check-in with each other, not just on R U OK Day but every day. Check out our infographic below…

Is mental illness covered by income protection?

Key Points Mental health conditions are the second-most common cause of income protection claims in the Australian insurance industry. At least 45 per cent of Australians will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lives. (SANE, 2019) Being currently afflicted or having suffered a mental health in the past doesn’t necessarily mean…

Is salary continuance insurance the same as income protection?

Salary continuance insurance and income protection insurance are two popular ways to ensure you won’t lose the entirety of your monthly income if an illness or injury forces you out of work. With such similar functions, you might be wondering, “is salary continuance insurance the same as income protection?” In this guide, we’ll review both…

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