Woolworths Life Insurance
Compare Woolworths Life Insurance policies
Considering Woolworths Life Insurance? See Canstar’s comparison table below for a snapshot of its current market offerings. Please note that this table has been formulated based on a non-smoker male in a professional occupation who is seeking cover. The results are sorted by estimated monthly premium (lowest to highest).
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How much does Woolworths Life Insurance cost?
The cost of your life insurance will vary depending on several different factors such as your age, occupation and choice of insurer. You can get a quote for Woolworths Life Insurance by comparing direct life insurance on our website. Compare the quoted premiums to the average premiums for direct life insurance on our database.
Eligibility to apply for Woolworths Life Insurance
All permanent Australian residents may apply for a Woolworths Life insurance policy, although your age will be a major factor of your eligibility. Upon application, you’ll also be asked some simple questions about your health, lifestyle and family medical history to determine what level of cover Woolworths is willing to offer to you.
How to apply for a Woolworths Life Insurance policy
If you fit the eligibility criteria, you can apply for Woolworths Life Insurance by clicking on a Woolworths Life Insurance product in the Canstar direct life insurance comparison tables for your occupation and age, and confirm your choice of policy. You can apply for a quote by clicking on the link in our comparison tables. If you need help obtaining a quote, call Woolworths on 1300 101 234, or get a quote on the Woolworths website.
You or your beneficiaries can claim with Woolworths Life Insurance by calling Woolworths on 1300 954 290 (Mon – Fri) or mailing the claim to:
Woolworths Life Insurance
PO Box 6728
Baulkham Hills, NSW, 2153
Before you submit a claim, you may need to have some these details on hand:
- Your policy information
- Information about the incident (date, time, place)
- Original birth and death certificate if the incident was fatal
- Medical reports, test/examination/laboratory results
- What damage occurred during the incident
- What other people, vehicles or property were involved in the incident
If your insurance claim is approved, Woolworths will arrange the payment of your benefit. If your claim for an income protection benefit is approved, this will involve ongoing payments while you are eligible to continue receiving a benefit, rather than one lump sum payment.
Generally speaking, premiums for forms of life insurance such as term life insurance, TPD insurance or trauma insurance may not be tax deductible, according to ATO (Australian Taxation Office). Ask your tax accountant or financial adviser for more details on this.
The ATO however, states that you can claim the cost of premiums you pay that cover the loss of your income, such as income protection insurance. You can’t, however, claim a deduction for premiums that compensate you for physical injury or are taken out through your super fund. Ask your tax accountant or financial adviser for more details on this.
Woolworths charges stepped premiums, which increase as you age.
When you apply for Woolworths Life Insurance, your insurance premium is calculated based on your chosen benefits and level of cover, your age, your occupation, your gender, whether you smoke, your health, family history and whether you engage in hazardous activities.
The cost of your policy is recalculated each year on your policy’s anniversary, so your premium may increase for your particular age bracket or your occupation category.
Premium rates are not guaranteed. For more information about stepped premiums versus level premiums, read this article.
At the time of writing, medical tests are not required to apply for Woolworths Life Insurance; however, in the event of a claim, Woolworths may require additional evidence or do a full review of your medical records.
Once you’ve applied for cover, Woolworths will contact you if a medical examination is required throughout the claims process.
After buying a Woolworths Life Insurance policy, you can apply to increase the amount of your cover at any time. Your application to increase your cover will be subject to the same eligibility criteria.
You should be able to change your level of cover by adding or removing features or coverage, and by increasing or decreasing your sum insured for each type of cover included in your life insurance policy. If you wish to change your policy inclusions, contact Woolworths on 1300 101 234 to discuss your options.
Keep in mind that increasing your level of cover or adding your spouse or children to your policy is likely to mean you pay a higher insurance premium.
It depends on the condition and policy you decide to take out. When applying for Woolworths Life Insurance, you must disclose (tell Woolworths about) any pre-existing medical conditions you have now or had in the past, as well as current medications and health issues. Find out more about pre-existing conditions for life insurance here.
Woolworths is best known for its supermarkets, but it is also now the trusted insurer for many Australians. Woolworths Insurance was founded in 2011, after the successful launch of Woolworths Money credit cards in 2008.
It has a car insurance claims app available on the Apple iTunes Store.
Woolworths Insurance products are underwritten by Hollard Insurance Company, one of the largest insurers in Australia.