Life takes twists and turns that we can’t always see coming. That’s why it’s so important that we are prepared for life’s emergencies. You don’t want to leave it to chance.
An accident, sickness or death of a working age parent will almost always have a significant impact on the financial circumstances of the family. Despite this Rice Warner Actuaries calculate that over 95 per cent of families do not have adequate insurance.
Having the right insurances in place can help protect your family and your income if the unexpected occurs.
There are different types of cover that fall under the broad heading of life insurance :
- Life cover– also known as Term life insurance or death cover, pays a set amount of money when the insured person dies. The money will go to the people you nominate as beneficiaries on your policy.
- Trauma cover– provides cover if you are diagnosed with a specified illness or injury. These policies include the major illnesses or injuries that will make a significant impact on a person’s life, such as cancer or a stroke. It is also referred to as ‘critical illness’ cover or ‘recovery’ insurance.
- Income protection– replaces the income lost through your inability to work due to injury or sickness.
How we can help
[trading-name] has access to a diverse range of insurers in the market, and we can tailor your wealth protection plan to suit your circumstances. We will make the insurance process as simple as possible and help you get the right cover to protect you and those you love with a financial safety net in the event that the unexpected occurs.
Aren’t I already covered through my work and the government?
You may be eligible for some compensation and entitlements depending on your situation (for example Workcover, Sick leave, Social Security).
However, will these be enough? Will you qualify? And what are the waiting periods? There are lots of questions when it comes to insurance which is why we encourage you to seek professional advice by talking with one of our qualified and experienced planners at Signate Private Wealth.
For more information please contact our office by calling 07 55 809 489.
 The Economic Cost of Underinsurance for a Typical Family, Volume 3, Issue 3 2010
 ASIC www.moneysmart.gov.au