insurance in your super

Could you or your family survive without your income? How would you meet living expenses, mortgage payments, school fees and other bills?

Your ability to earn an income is the biggest asset you have. Should you die or become disabled through illness or injury, having adequate insurance cover will help to relieve any unnecessary financial stress. 

There are many benefits to having insurance through superannuation including ease of obtaining cover, lower costs due to group discounts, and fewer bills to pay as premiums are taken out of your super balance. 

From 1 July 2019, the government introduced new legislation through the 'Protecting your Super' package. If your account becomes inactive (that is if your account hasn't received contributions for 16 consecutive months) all your insurance will be cancelled. You can ensure this doesn't happen by opting in to keep your insurance via Member Online or the mobile app. Alternatively, you can complete the Opt in to insurance  form. 

From 1 April 2020, in accordance with the Putting Members' Interests First (PMIF) legislation, new members joining the Fund must be at least 25 years of age and have a super balance of at least $6,000 to obtain automatic insurance cover. 


Basic Insurance Cover 

We provide you with Basic Death and Basic Total and Permanent Disablement cover in a linked combination of units for eligible members of the Accumulation Scheme. The amount of cover you receive is tailored to the general needs and risk profile of your age group. 

Learn about the basic cover you get as a member. 


Voluntary Insurance Cover 

If you would like insurance cover tailored to your individual needs, we offer the following voluntary cover at competitive rates: 

  • Lump Sum Death cover 
  • Lump Sum Death and TPD cover 
  • Salary Continuance Insurance cover.  

Learn about the  voluntary insurance options available to you. 


When to take a closer look at your cover 

Taking out the right insurance cover is particularly important if you: 

  • rely on your salary to meet your living expenses; or 
  • have debts such as a mortgage, car loan or credit cards to pay off; or 
  • have dependants such as children, a spouse or ageing parents who rely on your income. 

You should also review your insurance cover when circumstances in your life change such as marriage, divorce or the addition of children in your family. 


Need further information? 

Please read our fact sheets: 

Insurance in your super fact sheet 

Voluntary insurance fact sheet

You can use our insurance calculator to work out your insurance needs and premiums. 


Forms 

If you would like to apply for additional insurance or update your existing cover, please use the relevant form: 

Voluntary insurance cover form 

Reduce or cancel insurance cover form 

Application to remove Pre-existing Condition Exclusion or Limited Cover Conditions form