What are the Mozo Experts Choice Awards?

Now in their sixth year, the Mozo Experts Choice Awards provide a platform to highlight products in the marketplace we believe offer great value to Australians. 

Now well established in the banking and general insurance space, in 2019 the Mozo Experts turned their attention to finding the best places online for getting direct life insurance and income protection cover.

“This award recognises providers who offer outstanding value for money and stand-out quality in their life insurance policies. Preparing for the unthinkable isn’t easy, but it’s a proposition many Australians face, which is why it’s important that they have access to insurance policies that are right for them.” said Mozo money expert, Peter Marshall.

For details on how we crunched the numbers and determined the award winners see our methodology report or get more info about our judging criteria and read our FAQs.

Life Insurer of the Year


NobleOak is the inaugural winner of our Life Insurer of the Year award, having taken out more individual product awards than any other company. NobleOak specialise in selling direct and market their cover as affordable, so it was no surprise to see them in the winners list for each of the Exceptional Value awards. They also took out an Exceptional Quality award for their Income Protection product. 

Exceptional Value Awards

These awards recognise insurance that’s among the best-priced, based on a comparison of prices for selected customer scenarios. The judges’ assessment takes into account a range of different factors - including age, gender and occupation - to find those insurers you should put on your shortlist when shopping around for policies.

Exceptional Value Life Insurance

The Mozo judges gathered insurance quotes online from 25 different insurers for $400,000 of death cover. Insurers who do not provide quotes online were ineligible. 

Two life insurers stood out as being consistently among the lowest cost, across the range of customers we considered.

Insure Me Now

Insure Me Now - Superior Life Insurance Cover
This policy gives you peace of mind, knowing your loved ones will be taken care of financially if you die suddenly or suffer from a terminal illness.

Noble Oak

NobleOak - Premium Life Direct
NobleOak’s most comprehensive insurance product, this policy lets you choose the types and amounts of cover you want, and you only pay for what you are covered for.

Exceptional Value Life & TPD Insurance

For people looking to add Total & Permanent Disability (TPD) cover to their insurance, we found three insurers worthy of recognition. In this assessment, we assumed TPD cover was bundled with life insurance, with both offering $400,000 of cover. Assessment was based on TPD that covers you for being unable to resume your regular occupation.

Insure Me Now

Insure Me Now - Superior Life Insurance Cover

Kogan Insurance

Kogan Life Insurance - Life Cover


NobleOak - Premium Life Direct

Exceptional Value Life & Trauma Insurance

The judges also considered the cost of including trauma cover with your life cover. In this assessment, we assumed $400,000 death cover and $100,000 trauma cover.

Insure Me Now

Insure Me Now - Superior Life Insurance Cover


NobleOak - Premium Life Direct

Exceptional Value Income Protection

To find the best-priced range of income protection insurance, the judges gathered quotes for a monthly benefit of $4,500 across a range of customers and also a range of different waiting period and benefit period options. We found four insurers to be among the lowest cost cover for a significant segment of the market, and so are worthy recipients of an Exceptional Value award.


NIB - Income Protection


NobleOak - Premium Life Direct

NRMA Insurance

NRMA - Income Protection

Virgin Money

Virgin Money - Income Protection

Exceptional Quality Awards

These awards recognise insurance cover that leads the market in the generosity of additional benefits and flexibility of options - irrespective of price. If you are looking for the very highest level of cover and options, these are the insurers to consider.

Exceptional Quality Life Insurance

To assess the quality of a life insurance product, the judges considered a wide range of varying features. The factors that helped to separate the best from the rest included an advance payment to cover funeral costs; the ability to pause cover and/or premiums should your circumstances require it; the option to increase cover without medical on future events such as marriage, a child, or a home purchase; and the option to pay level premiums. We also considered claims acceptance and dispute statistics as reported by APRA.


Suncorp - Life Protect


GIO - Life Protect

Exceptional Quality Income Protection

Among the list of factors considered in judging this award, some of the most important were cover for partial disability, cover for mental illness, rehabilitation expense cover, an additional death benefit, and the ability to pause premiums and/or cover. One insurer provided a better offering in these key areas.


NobleOak - Premium Life Direct

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the Judging Criteria for the awards?

The Mozo Experts Choice Awards recognise products that deliver exceptional value or benefits to consumers and have been running since 2014.

See our methodology report for more detailed information on how we performed the price comparisons and determined the final winners list. 


Did you compare all life insurance policies in the market for these awards?

We collected pricing and cover information from 25 different insurers that offer direct life insurance. The information collection was conducted in June, 2019. To be considered for inclusion in these awards all information considered must be readily available on the insurer’s website and the policy available to the general public without being a previously established member or customer. Products are considered and awards are made irrespective of a product provider’s commercial relationship with Mozo.


How do I find the cheapest life insurance policy for me?

You’ll want to check out the winners in the Exceptional Value category. Our experts crunched the data on a range of customer scenarios and these were the insurers and policies that came out the cheapest when compared to similar products.

It’s important to understand that several factors go into determining the cost of life insurance such as your age, profession, gender, and if you smoke or not. So, you’ll still need to do some comparing of features and options to find a policy that is right for you and then get quotes so that you can compare the price.

See Mozo’s life insurance hub to compare more options or read through our helpful life insurance guides to get up to speed on industry jargon and must knows.  


What product features or benefits did you consider for the Exceptional Quality Awards?

For life insurance, we considered a total of 25 different life insurance providers. If you’d like to see the full list, read our methodology report.


Who are Mozo’s experts?

The Mozo Experts Choice Awards analysis is overseen by AJ Duncanson, Mozo’s Data Services Director. AJ is a data scientist and actuary, and has worked in financial services and product comparison for almost 30 years. He is a Responsible Manager on Mozo’s Australian Financial Services Licence and Australian Credit Licence.


I work for an insurer, how do we promote our win?

Please get in touch with us to discuss by emailing or phoning our account management team on 02 9037 4368. 


Life Insurance Awards 2019

Congratulations to the winners of Mozo Experts Choice Awards for Life Insurance for 2019. These awards recognise life insurance and income protection insurance policies that provide Australians with exceptional value for money and outstanding quality. In its inaugural year, this is the ideal place to begin your search for life insurance policies; including total and permanent disability, trauma and income protection.

Mozo Experts Choice Awards 2019