Income Protection

Income Protection

Your time and ability to work and earn an income can be your most valuable asset. The potential income you are going to earn between now and retirement is substantial. Some time between the ages of 40 and 65, on average 40% of people will be unable to work for six months or more due to a sickness or accident.
Furthermore, four out of five disabilities are caused by illnesses, rather than accidents - so ACC is of no use in these cases, and any sickness benefit would be minimal if eligible at all.

A 30 year old earning $45,000 per year will earn a total of $2,787,816 by the time they reach age 65.

So your future earning capacity is truly your most valuable asset.

To find out how to protect it contact us for an obligation free consultation now.

Watch the video below, Shelley is my wife, so I know what I'm talking about when it comes to this type of insurance.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much cover do I need?
    This varies for every person we deal with, the best thing to do is run through the simple planner we have developed.
    You can get started right now by completing the simple enquiry form to the right hand side of this page. We will then come back to you with some additional questions that will help us to establish the amount of cover you need for your personal situation.
  • Who can apply?
    Usually any New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or people on a 2 year Work Visa can apply.
  • What is the definition of a disability?
    In most cases the definition is, " The inbility to perform your usual occupation for more than ten hours per week".
    Please read your policy wordings for a full definition.
  • Am I covered if I'm out of the country?
    Life , Income Protection , Trauma and Total and Disablement cover, usually cover you anywhere in the world 24 hours a day, Health insurance only covers you for treatment in New Zealand.
    Special conditions sometimes apply please check your policy wordings for full details.
  • My Insurance premiums are going up, is there an option to make the premiums level?
    Yes, you can now get level premiums for most benefits, call us for more information, we can probably convert existing cover without the need for further health questions.
  • How likely am I to become disabled or pass away before age 65 ?
    Five in 10 males are likely to become disabled due to an illness or
    accident before they turn 65, preventing them from working for at
    least a month.1
    Seven in 10 females are likely to become disabled due to an illness
    or accident before they turn 65, preventing them from working for
    at least a month. Of these, nearly a third will still be on claim 12
    months later.1
    One in nine men will be disabled and off work for more than
    12 months before age 65.2
    One in five women will be disabled and off work for more than12
    months before age 65.2
    Fifty-one per cent of males will suffer a critical illness before the
    age of 70.3
    Thirty-three per cent of females will suffer a critical illness before
    the age of 70.3
    Sources:
    1 Davies Financial and Actuarial Limited
    2 Insurance Alert, Winter 2000
    3 GenRe LifeHealth Australia, 2005
 

Income protection or salary protection can be a complicated benefit, which is why it is best to discuss the many options with a professional adviser, We can help you work out which policy will suit your needs best and negotiate with the insurer to get the best terms for you.

 


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