What does life insurance cover?
Life insurance covers you for death, or diagnosis of a terminal illness where your doctor advises that you have 12 or 24 months or less to live (depending on the policy). With an active policy, when you pass away your beneficiaries can receive a payout if death occurs by any cause (with suicide excluded for the first 13 months).
Your beneficiaries can spend the benefit however they want, including:
- everyday expenses such as regular bills, groceries and other household essentials;
- outstanding debt such as a mortgage, credit card or personal/car loan;
- childcare, or the cost of education for your children or grandchildren;
- end-of-life expenses such as medical care or funeral costs.
If you receive a terminal illness diagnosis and need to claim, your payout is paid to you and can be used to cover ongoing medical treatment or to supplement or replace your income so you can focus on spending time with your loved ones instead of worrying about bills.
Seniors Term Life Insurance is designed for people aged 45 – 79, protecting you and your family for the next 20 years or until you turn 85, whichever comes first. When your family makes a claim, New Zealand Seniors may pay 20% of the benefit amount in advance, so your loved ones don’t have to worry about paying for your funeral or other final expenses. And if you pass away because of an accident, your benefit amount will be tripled – up to $300,000.
Learn more about Seniors Term Life Insurance