Leaving a legacy for your loved ones and family is all about planning. Life Cover will take care of your family and financial commitments when you no longer can.
- Provides your family with money to pay for living expenses.
- Settles big debt, like car repayments or a bond.
- Pays for children’s education.
What is Life Cover?
Ensures that your family has sufficient income.
Life Cover ensures that your financial responsibilities are taken care of in the event of your death. It replaces the income you would have earned during your working life, ensuring that your family is financially secure.
When should I get Life Cover?
If anyone depends on you financially, the earlier the better.
Although age may play a role in how much Life Cover you need, the decision to take out Life Cover has nothing to do with age. If anyone else depends on your income, you should consider taking out Life Cover. For example, if you’re married, you and your spouse may want to take out Life Cover for each other. Many married couples rely on two incomes to cover their monthly expenses, and if one spouse dies, the other spouse would need to cover those expenses on one income.
It is advisable to buy Life Cover earlier because you never know when you are going to need it and, as you get older, Life Cover gets more expensive.
How much Life Cover do I need?
Consider what your loved ones will need in the coming years.
To find out how much Life Cover you need, work out what portion of your income your family needs today. Because that is what they will need if you die tomorrow. The next step is to calculate the lump sum that will generate this income up to your planned retirement age, taking inflation into account.
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Claims and payouts
When doesn't it pay out?
The Life Cover benefit won't pay out if the person insured dies due to suicide during the first two years of the policy.
Who gets paid?
The benefit amount will be paid out to the nominated beneficiaries on the policy.
How long does it take to pay out a claim?
Life Cover claims are usually paid within two to five days of the death of the insured.
Is my claim payment taxable?
No. This benefit is tax-free.
How do you work out my premium?
The premium depends on the person insured's age, gender, smoker status, and health as well as the premium pattern chosen at the outset of the policy.
What if I skip a payment?
If you skip a payment, the policy won’t lapse as long as we receive a payment within the 30 days grace period.
Cover term and amount
Will the cover amount change over time?
If the person insured chose an increasing cover amount during the application process, the cover amount will increase annually and so will the policy premium.
How long am I covered for?
The person insured can choose how long he/she wants to be covered for - either for life or for a specific term (five years being the minimum, and 20 years being the maximum).
Can I increase or decrease my cover amount?
Yes, the cover amount can be changed through an alteration process.
What is the minimum and maximum cover amount I can get?
Minimum: R100 000
Maximum: R5 million