Guide to life insurance

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

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. It’s a topic that can’t really be sugar-coated so we won’t even try - what we will try to do is give you the facts.

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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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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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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 This was in responses to criticisms of outdated definitions being used to avoid payouts and conflicting interests in the sale of policies.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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Life insurance news

Protect your family with Australia's Best Life Insurer of 2020

Protect your family with Australia's Best Life Insurer of 2020

Life’s too precious to take shortcuts when it comes to life insurance, so taking the time to find the right policy is an absolute must. For many Australians though, comparing life insurance can be confusing and it's often difficult to know how to assess one policy against another or what levels of cover you really need.

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Apra resumes overhaul of income protection insurance

APRA resumes overhaul of income protection insurance

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced it will recommence reforms of individual disability income insurance (IDII).The intervention into IDII, otherwise known as income protection insurance, began in December 2019 but was put on hold in response to the global pandemic. 

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Life insurance that meets lifestyle equip super seeks change

Life insurance that meets lifestyle? Equip Super seeks change

Longstanding superannuation fund Equip Super will change how it manages life insurance from 1 October, 2020.Equip chief member officer, Tania Cumming said the changes will focus on increased flexibility and member input.“In reviewing insurance products and talking to our members, they were clear that they wanted insurance that responded to their lifestyle needs. And critically, they wanted us to deliver these options to them rather than them having to construct it themselves,” Cumming said.While some members will see their life insurance premiums increase, Cumming said the changes are designed to meet long-term needs.“Key to getting this right is working to ensure that our insurance products align to members’ lifestyles and financial aspirations as well as offering long-term value, rather than short-term changes. It is important that we take a balanced approach that is both affordable and sustainable.”

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