Income & Mortgage Protection
New Zealanders are well known for racking up mortgage and credit card debt. But if you had to suddenly stop working due to an accident or illness, how long could your household financially survive?
Your ability to work and earn an income is one of the biggest assets you have. Income (or mortgage) insurance protects that asset by providing monthly payments if you cant earn your regular income while undergoing treatment or recovering.
These policies will pay out in addition to any life, trauma or medical insurance you might have, and are a sensible way to ensure you dont lose the roof over your head.
There is a wide variety of policies and coverage available. Some have benefits which are offset by ACC payments, some are taxed while others are not, some will reimburse rehabilitation costs and all have different waiting periods. All of these are important considerations as theyll determine what you get at claim time.
Ownit can assess your personal situation and help you choose the right mix of benefits to help minimise your financial stress.