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Over 50? Here’s why it might be time to get tailored life insurance

Key Points Retail life insurance products can be tailored to your preferences. Retail life insurance is medically underwritten, reducing the risk of complications or delays when filing a claim. Some insurers offer discount programs for customers who engage in healthy behaviours. You can choose from a range of “living” insurance products, including cover for serious…

New Comparison Service Allows Older Australians to Save Big on Their Life Insurance

For many older Australians, life insurance is a frustrating and burdensome expense. With new policies in a changing market, most people have no idea that they’re paying more than they need to be. Thanks to a new comparison service you can make real savings, and it’s easier than you think. LifeInsuranceComparison.com.au gives consumers the power…

New Comparison Service Allows Older Australians to Save Big on Their Life Insurance

For many older Australians, life insurance is a frustrating and burdensome expense. With new policies in a changing market, most people have no idea that they’re paying more than they need to be. Thanks to a new comparison service you can make real savings, and it’s easier than you think. LifeInsuranceComparison.com.au gives consumers the power…

Why your life insurance won’t pay out: 6 important tips

Key Points Life insurance claims are paid out in the first instance 90% of the time. However, there are some reasons for life insurance not paying out. To avoid a rejected life insurance claim, be honest and upfront on your initial application for coverage. There are higher rates of rejected claims associated with life insurance…

Are life insurance payouts taxed?

Key Points Life insurance payouts usually aren’t taxed if they go to financial dependants. Life insurance payouts that go to non-financial dependants can face a tax of up to 35%. Life cover premiums are sometimes tax deductible, depending on the type of cover and whether you’ve purchased it inside or outside of your super fund….

Does life insurance cover suicide?

Does life insurance cover suicide? The short answer is yes, though not straight away, and not by all life insurance policies. It’s important to carefully read the policy disclosure statement (PDS) before purchasing life insurance to ensure you’re getting the cover you need. In this guide we’ll explore which life insurance policies cover suicide, and…

Been denied life insurance because of your age? Try this…

If you’re over 65 and having trouble securing life insurance, or simply put off by how unaffordable the premiums are, you might be worried you’ve missed the boat. Being rejected due to your age can be disheartening, as you’ve tried to do the right thing in protecting you and your loved ones. But is it…

5 Hacks to get more cover for less this EOFY

EOFY is just around the corner, which means massive savings are up for grabs for all sorts of products—life insurance included. Here are 5 simple steps to maximise your life cover and save money while you’re at it. 1. Check whether you could be getting more cover for less Less really is more. Why take…

Stay in control: Five reasons to consolidate your super before June 30

In the lead up to EOFY, checking up on the health of your finances is a smart idea. Not only does it feel great to get yourself organised for the new financial year, but you could end up saving hundreds of dollars on insurance and bills, including life cover. Also, it’s important to note that…

What you should know about income protection before EOFY 2019

You insure your car and home without question. Why not your income? Income protection provides an ongoing payment that can supplement a large portion of lost income, should you become unable to work due to illness or injury. But unfortunately, income protection is often overlooked by Aussie households. Ahead, we’ll take a look at the…

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