Are your family, friends or adult children part of the large percentage of Australians who are under-insured? Here’s a simple guide to stage-of-life insurance priorities.

 

Priorities have shifted. You’re making your way up the work ladder but the pressures of a mortgage, a second car and young children are being felt.

What if you were suddenly unable to work? What if an accident or illness meant you were no longer around to help care for your family? How would mortgage repayments and school fees be met? Suggestions for this period include a selection from the previous three covers – Income protection, TPD, and Trauma – as well as Life insurance and Child Cover.

A financial adviser can ensure you are neither over-insured nor under-insured.

Life insurance – pays your beneficiaries a lump sum if you were to pass away.

Child Cover – in summary, child cover will pay a lump sum of to $200,000 in the event of 38 child trauma events, including severe burns.

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