The 9 insurance companies and saving of 40% is based on the highest priced product available on Rate Detective's panel versus the lowest priced product on that panel, as at 20/06/2016 and based on hypothetical 42 year old female non-smoker seeking $1m life insurance cover (premium level). Not all life insurance providers in the market are included in the comparison. The amount of any savings will depend on your circumstances.
This offer is available for all insurance companies that are on our panel. To take advantage of this offer, mention the offer to Rate Detective at the time you submit an enquiry for a quote. After 12 months we will email you a reminder that your rebate is due, so you can call to confirm your details. To be eligible for this offer, your policy needs to remain in force for the full 12 months. Any rebate to which you are entitled will be paid directly into your bank account or provided on a Gift Card.
If your policy is taken out through a Superfund, other than a SMSF, once we receive confirmation from that fund that it has rolled over the money to the insurance company you have selected, we will pay 20% of the rollover amount to your nominated bank account.
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Income Protection Insurance for Self-Employed Individuals
When you are self-employed, your income has the tendency to fluctuate based on various reasons. It could be that the industry you're in has its low seasons, or that you are affected by movements in the economy. Whatever the reason for these fluctuations, a certain amount of uncertainty is part and parcel of being self-employed.
Because of uncertainty, it becomes even more important for you to protect yourself from unforeseen circumstances. What if you suddenly fall ill or get injured in an accident? While people with day jobs have sick pay to cover their needs, you don't. Or even if you have saved enough money for emergencies, you'll likely burn through that quickly if you suffer from a serious condition. That is where income protection insurance comes in.
What Income Protection Insurance Is
Income protection insurance is designed to help cover your financial needs if you are unable to work due to an illness or injury.
Depending on your policy, you could receive up to 75% of your salary on a monthly basis. You could then use the money to pay for your bills and debts. This is even more important if you have a mortgage to pay, since you have to avoid defaulting on it if you wish to keep your property.
Agreed Vs. Indemnity Value Insurance
Your insurer will usually give you an option between an agreed or indemnity value income protection insurance policy. In an agreed value policy, your monthly payouts are fixed to the salary you had from the first time you applied for the insurance. Meanwhile, your last few paychecks prior to your lodging a claim will be the basis of the value of payouts you will receive in an indemnity value insurance policy.
As a self-employed individual, it is often more practical to choose an agreed value insurance. Why? That is because you're protected from fluctuations in your income. So in case you experience a slump in the past month, that will not have any bearing on the payouts you'll receive should you lodge a claim today.
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