Taking out insurance

There are some key factors you need to weigh up when it comes to taking out an insurance policy.

Which cover?

Follow these simple steps to help you understand the different types of cover and levels of cover that are right for your needs.

1. Understand how much cover you need

Consider the level of cover for your needs by taking into account:

  • Your personal debt
  • The future education costs of your children
  • How much you would need to cover your current lifestyle if you could not work for an extended period – or if you were never able to work again.
  • Whether you and your family have other financial resources you could draw on if you were unable to work or passed away.

2. Check what insurance you have through super

Get in touch with your super fund to know how much protection your fund provides. If it’s insufficient for your needs, think about options such as increasing it, arranging directly held insurance or holding a combination of both.

3. Get in touch with your financial adviser

Insurance is important for your financial well being. A financial adviser can take your personal circumstance in to consideration and recommend solutions base on your personal needs and objectives.

Knowing which types of insurance to select depends on your circumstances. We explain what to look for.

The time may come when you need to make a claim on your insurance. We explain why you may need to make a claim and what you can expect at each stage.
When a crisis occurs, your insurance kicks into action. BT offers our insurance customers a dedicated claims team, who aim to make the process quick and easy.
Living insurance is designed to pay you a sum of money if you are diagnosed with a life threatening illness or experience some kind of trauma. Learn more about the benefits and also the drawbacks here.

A target market determination has been made for Protection Plans products. Please visit bt.com.au/tmd for any of our target market determinations.

The Insurer and Issuer is Westpac Life Insurance Services Limited ABN 31 003 149 157 AFSL 233728, except for Term Life as Superannuation, Income Protection as Superannuation and Income Protection Assured as Superannuation, issued by BT Funds Management Limited ABN 63 002 916 458 AFSL 233724 as Trustee of Retirement Wrap ABN 39 827 542 991. They are subsidiaries of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 AFSL 233714, who does not guarantee the insurance. This information does not take into account your personal circumstances. Terms and conditions, and limitations and exclusions apply. Please read the Product Disclosure Statement to see if this insurance is right for you.

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