Income Protection is a monthly benefit that pays you up to 75% of your income and covers you for accidents, illnesses or major traumas.
It pays you for a selected period of time after your waiting period which can be altered according to your needs. i.e: If you need your money sooner rather than later then maybe you would choose a 30 day waiting period or if you have a few months worth of sick leave entitlements then you can choose a 90 days waiting period.
Income protection is tax deductible and is designed to ensure that you can continue to pay the mortgage, put food on the table and carry on financially until you return to work.
Income protection also has what is called a benefit period and this is the period of time that the policy will generally pay for. This can range from 1 year all the way up to age 65 depending on your occupation. Income protection insurance is a necessity for every household especially the self employed. Most people believe that there home and other properties are their biggest asset when in fact their biggest asset is generally their ability to produce an income. You insure your house and car don’t you? So why not insure your income?
One company, Insurance Kings, provide a simple application process that should take around 5 minutes online or over the phone, there are normally no medicals required and if you ever need to claim on your income protection the premiums will be fully waived or refunded. Another benefit is if you apply for Income Protection through Insurance Kings you get the first month’s premium free plus a $50 Coles voucher.
The other great things about the Income Protection cover through Insurance Kings is regardless of whether you are claiming an income protection benefit, your beneficiaries will receive a lump sum if you die AND they have a 21 day cooling off period so if you are not satisfied you can return your policy and your Coles voucher and they will refund any premiums you have paid (unless you have made a claim), no questions asked! To find out more visit www.insurancekings.com.au