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Income Protection Insurance - January 8th
Canstar compares life insurance policies to help you find the right one for you. In this article, we consider the top life insurance and income protection policies on the Canstar database.– Read more
Income Protection Insurance - November 26th
The coronavirus outbreak has taken a toll on many Australians’ mental health. According to data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, there have been notable rises in the use of crisis lines and mental...– Read more
Income Protection Insurance - September 22nd
Andrew Zbik, senior financial adviser at CreationWealth, explains redundancy pay and some options for what to do with the money. Can I get a redundancy payout? If your job is made redundant, your employer will typically...– Read more
Income protection insurance pays you a benefit if you are unable to work for a period of time because of illness or injury. This insures you for a set level of income and will pay you until you can return to work or for the agreed period – whichever is sooner.
Income protection insurance is not to be confused with redundancy insurance, which offers limited financial protection in the case of involuntary redundancy.
Every year, Canstar researches and rates income protection that is available either direct from an insurer or through your financial adviser. Whichever you choose, there are some common things you should compare in a direct income protection policy or an advised income protection policy:
Since things like waiting periods and benefit periods vary so much from insurer to insurer, it’s important to compare your options on the Canstar website and choose the insurance provider that gives the best value for your needs.
Keep in mind that the level of cover you have and the different features of your policy will make the insurance premiums more or less expensive. That’s why Canstar also compares insurance on price.
Use the comparison tool at the top of this page to compare direct income protection before getting a quote online.
To learn more about income protection insurance, read the latest star ratings report for direct income protection insurance before proceeding to get a quote.
Written by: TJ Ryan