What If?

Ask yourself what would happen if:

  • You died
  • You were disabled
  • You suffered a critical illness
  • You couldn’t work

Insurance exists to guard against financial distress through the loss of income. To put this in perspective, almost 40% of Australians would exhaust their savings within a month of losing employment.

Factor in the cost of medical care or rehabilitation related to any injury, disability or medical condition, then factor in existing liabilities. Even with substantial investments you could be faced with liquidating assets to cover medical care and liabilities.

In the event of death a family could be faced with similar financial constraints. Primary income earners need to consider the lifestyle they’d want for their family in such a circumstance. Household income will fall, while debts and children’s education expenses remain.

Spencer Private Wealth views insurance as vital because our role is not only applying strategies to create wealth; it’s to equally implement strategies to protect wealth. Our clients are counselled on the insurance risks they can afford to carry and the insurance risks that can lead to financial ruin.

Types of Protection Available:

Life Insurance

Life Insurance offers financial protection in the event of death and the cost of insurance is dependent on the type of insurance cover selected. A balance must be reached between affordability and the best policy conditions available. Cover required is determined by several factors, your assets and liabilities and the income needed to maintain your family’s current standard of living.

Total and Permanent Disability

TPD is designed to provide a lump sum in the event of an illness or injury that totally and permanently incapacitates you, preventing you from working. TPD is used to repay debts, cover capital gains tax liabilities and to cover dependents from the loss of an income provider.

Income protection

Income protection insurance pays you an income if you’re unable to work in the event of illness or injury. Income protection insurance can usually pay up to 75% of your income for a certain period.

Income protection insurance provides income and can also provide additional features that give added protection to help you return to work in the event of a claim. Income protection insurance is tax deductible and the income payments received under the policy are assessable for tax purposes.

Trauma & Critical Illness Insurance

Trauma insurance is paid in a lump sum and paid to those who suffer a traumatic event such as the diagnosis of cancer or a coronary disease. Importantly, trauma insurance is paid on the confirmation of a diagnosis.

The treatment required to fight and recover from life threatening conditions often means work is not an option. Trauma insurance is targeted to pay for care, cover debts and living expenses, relieving stress on the household budget in a traumatic time. Our insurance experience brings the understanding needed to select the appropriate policy and provider for your financial circumstances. When selecting insurance providers Spencer Private Wealth always considers the following:

  • Strength and claims paying capacity of the provider
  • The provider’s history of paying claims
  • The policy wordings offered by the insurer
  • And then the premiums charged