Life insurance can benefit you and your family when the unexpected happens by acting as a financial buffer for any immediate bills if you were to pass away or suffer from a terminal illness, which can be of growing concern for all of us as we get older. An advantage of life insurance is that there are no restrictions on how you, your family or your beneficiaries spend the money, so it can go towards anything such as a mortgage, medical bills, funeral costs, legal fees, or any other expenses.
With life insurance, you can choose your cover amount, so you can decide how much money you think your family would need. As we get older, it’s important to have our financial plans securely in place and protected, to ensure peace of mind throughout retirement. Many insurers only offer limited cover for older Australians, and a benefit of Seniors Term Life Insurance is that it is a product that’s tailored to your life stage for up to 20 years or until you reach age 85, whichever comes first.
Benefits of Seniors Term Life Insurance
There are many benefits of Seniors Term Life Insurance that you may not have yet thought through. When someone passes away, there are usually immediate bills that need to be paid, such as funeral costs, legal fees for settling an estate, or medical bills; and then there are the ongoing bills of life, such as household expenses and a mortgage.
Consider things like; your current lifestyle and whether this would be difficult for your family to retain on just your savings, the Age Pension or your superannuation if something unexpected was to happen – would this leave you or your family in financial strife?
Here are some more points to consider when deciding if life insurance is right for you.
Life insurance can bring peace of mind
By the time you hit your forties and beyond, life may have thrown many curveballs your way and you will have seen the good times, and possibly hit some challenging times too. By this age you begin to think about your retirement, or you may have already retired, and you want to know how to make your life as comfortable and secure as possible.
Having life insurance in place can give you the peace of mind that allows you to get on with living your life, and not be endlessly worrying about what would happen to your family if something were to happen to you that you didn’t expect or plan for. At Australian Seniors, we know that having this peace of mind can be important, so we have custom-designed a policy that’s meant for older Australians, so you can have cover when you need it most, and get on with living the good life.
Life insurance can cover costs associated with terminal illness
Often by the time we get to middle age we have seen people we know and love get sick or in some cases even suffer a terminal illness, and we understand how devastating this can be for their families. Suffering the approaching loss of a loved one is hard enough but coupled with the financial burden that terminal illnesses often bring, the pain can be immeasurable.
Terminal illnesses might generate both expected or unexpected costs, such as medical bills, medications, ongoing treatment, alternative therapy and health bills, travel and accommodation costs and more. Having life insurance can help protect you from having to deal with all these expenses on your own, with no financial support, or from having to lean on your family to cover bills.
Life insurance tailored for over 50’s
Australian Seniors has designed our Seniors Term Life Insurance cover exclusively for people aged 45–79 as we understand that the needs of older Australians are different, and we know how important financial security can be to our policyholders. The flexible cover options even allow you to choose your own cover amount between $10,000 and $100,000, so you know what the payout will be if you were to pass away or suffer a terminal illness where the doctor advises that you have 12 months or less to live. Cover is provided for up to 20 years or until the age of 85, whichever comes first.
If you’re retired, or heading towards retirement, budgeting your finances becomes increasingly important. That’s why Australian Seniors helps keep your premiums easy to manage, as unlike some life insurance policies, your annual premium increase won’t be based on your age which will help with budgeting later in life. If you’re a non-smoker the news is even better as we offer lower starting premiums for those who do not smoke. Seniors Term Life Insurance even offers a triple payout for Accidental Death. This means that if you pass away from an accident, we’ll triple your family’s payout to help with any unplanned expenses.
Regardless of your life stage, you will not have to do a medical assessment or have a blood test when you apply. All you need to do is answer eight questions about your health over the phone. Learn more or request a quote now.
Life insurance can help provide financial security for your beneficiaries
You can nominate up to five beneficiaries; these might be your partner, your children or grandchildren, other family members, or friends. Your beneficiaries will be the recipient/s of your payout, if you were to pass away. Beneficiaries might be the people you nominate in your Will, or they might be others, the choice is up to you. For many Australians, the idea of leaving something behind for family members is important, to assist financially when you are no longer able to provide for loved ones.
With Seniors Term Life Insurance, you’ll also get the benefit of immediate cover, so you’ll have that peace of mind right away. Your policy covers you for any cause of death or terminal illness, with the only exclusion being suicide for the first 13 months.
Your beneficiaries will even receive a 20% advance funeral payout, which is calculated as 20% of your cover amount. They will get this payment as soon as completed documents are received, to help cover funeral costs while the claim is being assessed.