Guide to life insurance

Everything you need to know about life insurance, minus the constant reminders that you could die at any minute.

Should you get life insurance if you’re self-employed?

Should you get life insurance if you’re self-employed?

Whether you work for yourself or as an employee, life insurance exists to ensure your needs and those of your family are met if you’re no longer able to provide financial support. 

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5 life insurance exclusions you should know about

5 life insurance exclusions you should know about

If you’ve never had an insurance policy before (or even if you have), life insurance can seem pretty complicated. To start with, the term itself could almost be described as a catch-all, umbrella term that covers a lot, including income protection cover, total permanent disability cover and death cover.

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How much life insurance do you need?

How much life insurance do you need?

After you’ve worked out whether or not you need life insurance, the next step is working out what level of cover you should opt for, and the key here is balance.

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Do You Need Life Insurance?

Do You Need Life Insurance?

As the old saying goes, there are two things you can count on in life: death and taxes. Life insurance is all about planning for the former (even if it’s not really pleasant to think about).

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Why you should avoid life insurance sold at car dealers

Why you should avoid life insurance sold at car dealers

When you purchase a vehicle from a car dealer, you'll probably be offered a whole lot of extras. While an alarm system may be worth forking out extra for, one add-on you should avoid at all costs is life insurance.

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How to ensure life insurance claims are accepted

How to ensure life insurance claims are accepted

Life insurance is meant to be a safeguard for the tough times in your life. It should give you peace of mind in the event of a loved one's death or to guarantee your financial safety if something happens to you and you’re unable to work.

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Super life insurance vs standalone policies

Super life insurance vs standalone policies

In the market to purchase a life insurance policy? Then you’ve got two choices. You can purchase a policy directly from an insurance provider, or get one through your super fund.

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What to look for in a life insurance policy

What to look for in a life insurance policy

If you’ve decided to bite the bullet and buy a life insurance policy, you should take the time to work out which of the key features on offer are important to you. After all, this is one insurance policy you could wind up sticking with for the rest of your life.

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What does ASIC’s life insurance review mean?

What does ASIC’s life insurance review mean?

In October 2016 the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) handed down a report into the handling of claims by the life insurance industry. This was in responses to criticisms of outdated definitions being used to avoid payouts and conflicting interests in the sale of policies.

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Do I need income protection insurance?

Do I need income protection insurance?

For most Australians, covering essential expenses like rent, groceries and power bills will get tricky without a paycheck coming in. It only gets more complicated if you’re providing for a family or paying off a home loan.

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