If you were out of action for an extended period of time, would you and your family be able to keep up with everyday living expenses like bills, rent, mortgage payments or the kids’ education costs? Income Protection Plus helps make sure you could always provide for your family, if you are sick or injured. Our Time Saver option covers up to 85% of your income with payouts of up to $7,500 per month for up to two years.
Time Saver provides a payout of up to 85% of your income to $7,500 per month if a sickness or injury leaves you out of action. You choose how to use your payment - to help with rent or mortgage repayments, car repayments, household bills, credit card payments or even the basics like food and clothing.
To keep your premiums as affordable as possible, some exclusions, which are outlined in the Product Disclosure Statement apply. A specific exclusion relating to Time Saver includes the pre-existing medical condition exclusion – so there is no cover for illnesses or injuries you had before taking out this plan. The complete list of exclusions is found in the Income Protection Plus Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).
There’s another option too
By answering some questions about your health and lifestyle, you may be able to reduce the cost of your plan, with our Rate Saver option.
If you’re an Australian resident aged 18 to 60, you can take out Time Saver online or over the phone in minutes, with no intrusive medical or lifestyle questions. It doesn’t matter whether you work full-time, part time or are a home-maker, you’re guaranteed acceptance.
Time Saver gives you more cover and more options to choose from. You can choose: The amount of income you’d like to cover - up to 85% to $7,500 per month, your benefit period, up to 24 months, your level of unemployment cover, up to $3,000 per month for three months, optional extras, including Kids Injury cover, Holiday Injury cover and Permanent Disability cover.
You can choose to pay premiums fortnightly, monthly, or annually - whatever suits your pay cycle. Plus, if you choose to pay annually, you get one month free.
Your personal details will always be treated with the utmost confidentiality
We’ll explain everything clearly with no jargon whatsoever so you’ll know exactly what’s covered and what isn’t.
If you ever need to make a claim, we make the process as stress free as we can.
Want to know more about Income Protection Plus - Time Saver? Read the Income Protection Plus Product Disclosure Statement, call 13 77 87 or get a quote.
+Premiums vary depending on personal circumstances, waiting periods, and generally increase with age and level of cover. Payouts are tax assessable.
Income protection insurance provides an income to you when you can’t work due to sickness or injury. So if you or anyone else relies on your income to cover living expenses, it’s worth thinking about income protection insurance as the fact is, 1 in 3 Australians will be disabled for more than three months at some stage during their working lives*.
With flexible payment plans, including fortnightly, monthly or annual payments on a date you choose, it’s easy to afford. There are no medical checks required, and you can take out cover quickly and easily over the phone.
*Estimated from the Interim Report of the Disability Committee, Institute of Actuaries of Australia, Sydney, 2000.
To find out more about Income Protection Plus options, call us on 13 77 87, or read the Income Protection Plus Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) .
Time Saver covers up to 85% of your income, with a maximum payout of $7,500 per month.
Want to know more about Income Protection Plus Time Saver? Call 13 77 87 or get a quote.
At InsuranceLine, we promise to answer all of your questions in plain English, so you know exactly where you stand.
Here you can find answers to the most common questions we get asked about Income Protection Plus. For anything else, call us on 13 77 87 or read the Income Protection Plus Product Disclosure Statement.
What is the difference between Rate Saver and Time Saver?
Time Saver is popular for those who want a fast and easy application process cover without the need to answer medical and lifestyle questions up front. This greatly reduces the time required to join the plan and instead, we will gather this information at the time of a claim.
Rate Saver on the other hand, is available for those who are happy to answer some health and lifestyle questions in return for more great features, including a cheaper premium, higher cover amount, shorter Waiting Periods and longer Benefit Periods. It also has less exclusions and limitations.
If you’d like to know more about which option might be best for you and your family, see the table below:
*Benefits are also tax assessable, just like your normal income
If you’d like to know more about which option is right for you, call us on 13 77 87 or read the Income Protection Plus Product Disclosure Statement.
If I make a claim, how much will I get?
Your monthly payout will be the lesser of:
Generally, we calculate monthly income as a before-tax average over the last 12 months before you became sick or injured. If you’re self-employed, we’ll calculate this value after deducting any business expenses. If you receive other income while you’re not working - for example, a payout from another income protection policy, workers’ compensation or social security - and this, combined with payments from your cover adds up to more than 85% of your pre-claim monthly income, we will reduce your payouts.
Remember that while your premiums are tax-deductible, your monthly payouts are assessable for tax.
When would my payouts start?
Generally, provided we receive all of the completed claim requirements, we pay income protection payouts one month in arrears, after the waiting period has finished. So, if your waiting period is 28 days, and you become eligible to claim on 1st September, you’ll see out this waiting period, and receive your payment at the end of October, as claims are paid at the end of the first claimable month. After this, you’ll receive your payout at the end of each month, until your benefit period runs out or you are able to return to work.
How long would I get payouts for?
Payouts will continue until the benefit period you’ve chosen runs out, or you are able to return to work. With Time Saver, you can choose a benefit period of 6, 12 or 24 months when you start your policy.
What’s not covered?
As with all insurance policies, there are some things that are excluded. InsuranceLine Income Protection Plus, Rate Saver and Time Saver exclude:
If you have a Time Saver plan, there are the following additional exclusions for sickness or injuries caused by:
Involuntary Unemployment Cover
If you take out optional Involuntary Unemployment Cover, please be aware that you are not covered for this benefit where you became aware of, or you were notified of redundancy within the 6 months immediately following commencement of the cover, or if your Involuntary Unemployment is a result of any of the following:
What happens if I leave information out when I apply?
You must give us the information we request when you apply for Income Protection Plus, and answer all of our questions honestly and completely. That’s because if you do make a claim, we’ll need to check your medical, employment and financial records. If it turns out you didn’t reveal something important, we may have to refuse your claim.
That’s not something we want to do, especially when you and your family are under stress. So it’s best to be open with us from the start.
When does my cover end?
As long as your premiums are paid when due, your sickness, injury and Permanent Disability cover will continue right up until the renewal date after you turn 75. On that date, your policy will end. Your Unemployment cover ends at age of 65 or earlier if cancelled. Kids Injury Cover ends when the insured child turns 18.
Will my premiums go up?
Premiums generally increase with age each year at the anniversary of your plan or if you increase cover. Unless otherwise requested, premiums also increase each year for the automatic adjustment for inflation (your level of cover will also increase by the same percentage).
The underlying premium rates are not guaranteed, but once your plan has started, you will never be singled out for a premium increase. Any increase will be applied to all policyholders to which the same premium rate table applies, with 30 days written notice.
If I cancel my policy, will I get a refund?
When you take out Income Protection Plus, we give you a 30 day money back guarantee - so if you cancel your policy in the first 30 days, we’ll give you a complete refund.
After that, there are no refunds. Your policy simply gives you income protection insurance cover - it is not a savings plan.
What happens if I can’t pay my premiums?
Let us know immediately if you can’t pay a premium so we can help you work out an alternative arrangement. Your cover will cease if your premiums are more than 30 days overdue and you will lose this valuable benefit.
Who will I be dealing with during my claim?
You will be given a dedicated Claims Manager whose details will be on the accompanying cover letter that we’ll send in the event of a claim. He or she will personally oversee your case and help you work through the details of your claim.
You can contact your dedicated Claims Manager while you are settling your claim. They will explain anything that is not covered here or talk through any concerns you might have.