Create a Safety Net
If you are unable to work for a certain amount of time because of sickness or injury, you still need to be able to manage your expenses.
Income protection insurance replaces the income lost through your inability to work. If you rely on your income for daily living expenses or loan repayments, then you need income protection.
Income protection policies vary in terms of their definition of disability and range of benefits. They usually offer cover for up to 75% of your gross wages for a maximum time period (e.g. 2 years or to age 60).
Policies can be stepped or level so we can help you decide which is best for your situation. Often your super can include income protection as well. Either way, we can advise you on the best course of action.
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Donna Creates Her Safety Net
One of our clients (let’s call her Donna) recently bought an investment property and realised that the income protection she had within her super was insufficient to cover her income and would only provide a small safety net for a short time.
Better Path investigated a range of different policies that would suit Donna and the industry in which she worked. After careful analysis, our financial advisor was able to find a solution that gave Donna income protection until she retired and that would pay 75% of her income if she became ill or injured.
Income protection gives you a steady source of cash when you’re injured, sick or can’t work. However, unless your income protection policy is tailored to your current health situation and occupation, you may not be properly covered. We can help you create your safety net.
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