You’re planning on being together for many years to come, and while you’re not planning on having any children to provide for, you do want to be sure that both of you are financially secure.
It’s great that you're thinking about your future, and while some things we don’t want to plan for, it’s better to hope for the best, and plan for the worst. Some of the things you’ve been discussing might include:
- If anything happens to one of us, how can we make it as stress free for the other person as possible? Dealing with grief will be hard enough, without having to worry about paying the bills.
- If one or both of us gets sick and can’t work, how long can we live off our savings before we run out of cash?
- Is there anyone we want to leave a legacy for – for example, nephews and nieces, to ensure that their future lives are made easier, because they are also our future.
The table below shows you what people who were thinking about a similar future to you have asked for quotes for cover on:
Type of cover Average level of cover asked about
This cover provides for those you leave behind and helps them pay the mortgage, invest in your children’s education, put food on the table and pay the bills.
Adding disability cover to your life policy provides a payment to make life easier if you become totally and permanently disabled.
Adding Critical Illness cover (also known as trauma cover) to your life policy will ease the burden if you suffer from one of the covered conditions.
Income Protection Cover$15,000$47,900$73,600
This cover provides you with a regular monthly payment to help replace your income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury. It provides for you and your family through this tough time.
* Data is provided by Chatswood Consulting Limited and is based on quote data for the period January 2019 to December 2020. This information is not personalised advice and is not a recommendation to purchase a certain level of life insurance.