About Life Assurance
It provides a lump sum payment to help with ongoing business expenses and allow the time required to make good decisions about the future.
Life Assurance is designed to provide security for a wide range of financial commitments by paying a lump sum on your death.
This essential form of protection is used for a variety of purposes:
- Mortgage commitments.
- Personal debt, such as loans or credit cards.
- Security for business obligations.
- Providing a lump sum to fund your family’s future lifestyle in the event of your death.
- The policy comes with some important benefits at no additional cost. You can also add one or more optional benefits for which you will pay an additional premium.
- Entry age is from age 16 to age 75.
- Payable fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly.
- Yearly renewable premiums are fixed for one year at a time and will normally increase in line with age.
- Level term premiums are fixed for the life of the policy.
Level of cover
- No maximum level of cover, but is subject to normal medical and financial assessment.
You are insured for life - there is no expiry age. The only exclusion is where the cause of death is suicide within the first thirteen months of the cover starting, being increased, or being reinstated.
On application, we will pay up to $15,000 on death as an immediate benefit to cover funeral and other costs. This is deducted from the eventual payout.
Terminal illness benefit
If you are diagnosed as terminally ill and are likely to die within 12 months, you can apply for early payment of the sum insured.
Terminal illness partial benefit
If you are diagnosed with one of the specified terminal illness conditions listed, you can apply for an early partial payment of the terminal illness benefit of 30% of the Life Assurance to a maximum of $250,000.
You can increase your Life Assurance without further medical evidence on the occurrence of certain events. These events include getting married, civil union, having children or taking out a mortgage, when your income increases by a certain amount, the death of a spouse, partner or child or stopping work to take full time physical care of a dependent relative or when you reach ages 25, 30, 35, 40 or 45, or increasing your shareholding in a business, depending on the type of cover. Refer to your policy document for details. Limits apply.
Financial planning benefit
If a benefit of at least $100,000 is paid, a further benefit of up to $2,500 may also be payable. We will reimburse the reasonable costs of a fully documented financial plan prepared by an Authorised Financial Adviser.
Child’s Funeral Benefit
If your child from age 2 to 20 (inclusive) dies, we will pay up to $3,500 that can be used towards the cost of their funeral. One payment is made for a child regardless of the number of covers you have with us and the amount paid depends on their age at the time the event happens. Some exclusions and limitations apply.
Premium holiday option
You may suspend cover and premiums in the event of redundancy, bankruptcy, tertiary studies, or overseas travel. Cover can be reinstated without evidence of health within one year of the suspension. The maximum sum assured under this option is $500,000. The premium holiday option may be exercised once in the lifetime of the policy.
Business future insurability option
With business growth comes increased risk. This option allows an owner to increase the Life Assurance as your business changes without requiring further medical evidence.
Refer to your policy wording for details.
This requires payment of an additional premium.
Children’s life cover
Provides life cover for children aged 10 to 15 years to a maximum of $200,000 (the policy must have at least one adult on it).
To ensure your benefit keeps pace with inflation, you can choose to have your policy cover increase each year by the greater of 2% or the Consumer Price Index, regardless of health. Each year we will advise you of the increased sum assured and new premium. Where premiums are level and the indexation option has been selected, the sum assured will be increased by a fixed rate of 2% each year.
Applies to Level Term only. Allows the policy to continue with the same level of cover on a YRT basis at expiry of policy term or to take up another level term policy.
Disclaimer: This is a convenient summary of the key points of this insurance policy. It is not, and is not intended to be, a policy document. Details of definitions, benefits, standard exclusions/limitations, terms and conditions are contained in the official policy document which is available from your financial adviser. You should read the policy document carefully to make sure you understand exactly what cover is provided under each benefit. This document does not provide a personalised financial advice service.