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Insurance Inside Super

Your super may already be protecting you with built-in life insurance so check your insurance inside your super today

The Inside Update
The Inside Update is designed to help Australians make informed decisions about insurance inside super.

We need to increase awareness of this type of cover and ensure superannuation fund members are regularly reviewing and modifying their cover to meet their changing needs.

What is insurance inside super?
One of the best ways to protect yourself and those you care most about is with life insurance.

A large number of superannuation funds have a built-in life insurance policy that provides this sort of cover and for many Australians, this is an affordable way to manage life insurance.

It is important to regularly check the insurance cover inside your super and make sure it meets your needs.

Insurance inside super is more than just death cover

Default life insurance in superannuation can include: 

Life insurance
Life insurance

Life Insurance

Life Insurance can sometimes be called Death Cover 

Total and Permanent Disablement Insurance
Total and Permanent Disablement Insurance

Total and Permanent Disablement

Sometimes known as TPD, this insurance is for serious accidents or illness which permanently stop you from working

Income Protection Insurance
Income Protection Insurance

Income Protection

Income Protection provides a regular payment during prolonged illness

What are the benefits?
Buy in bulk
Buy in bulk

Super funds purchase life insurance in bulk making insurance generally cheaper for their members 

Tax advantages
Tax advantages

Premiums are paid from your superannuation account which could offer tax advantages

Cash flow
Good for cash flow

Premiums don’t come out of your regular income which can be good for cash flow

Automatic cover
Automatic cover

Many super funds automatically accept you for cover without requiring a health check

Fund support
Fund support

Your super fund manages your claim and supports you through the process

What to consider when reviewing your insurance

We recognise everyone's situation is different and it's important to think about your needs and your family circumstance when reviewing your insurance cover. 

  • How much insurance do you currently have and would it cover your lifestyle if you couldn’t work?
  • How much are you paying for it?
  • What are you covered for?
  • Do you have debts that would need to be covered if you could no longer work?
  • What are your long-term costs associated with living, including medical and children’s education?

How to adjust your insurance cover



To review your current insurance, look at your superannuation statement, log in to the secure portal or call them.



Think about what type of insurance you may need to suit your life stage.



Use the calculator on your super fund’s website to get a guide on how much insurance cover you may need.



To alter or apply for additional cover, log in to your super fund's secure portal. If not available, head to your super fund's website or contact them direct.



Once you’ve submitted your application you’ll get confirmation of your cover or an indication of what other steps might be required.

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