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Life

If you died, or were suddenly diagnosed with a terminal illness, how would your family cope financially? Could they afford the mortgage repayments? Put food on the table? Continue to live their current lifestyle?

Life insurance is one of those things you dont realise you need, until you actually need it. One New Zealander dies every 16 minutes on average so it pays to ensure your loved ones are looked after when youre gone.

Life insurance will pay out an agreed lump sum when you die. Or in the case of a terminal illness, you can access that money 12 months in advance. Its entirely up to you how its spent cover funeral costs, pay off debt, replace lost income, put money aside for your childrens education, or buy a Harley-Davidson. Yep, weve seen it done!

Ownit will help you anticipate those future needs and recommend a Life policy thats right for you.

Insurance Policies

FAQ

How are insurance advisers paid?

Insurance advisers receive a commission directly from the insurance company when a new customer signs up. The commission rates are roughly the same for each insurer, so it does not sway our decision on which policies to recommend. Our service is free to you.

Can I trust an insurance company to pay out?

Yes. Ownit only deals with the best insurance companies who offer the best policies and coverage. Paying monthly or annual premiums can feel like a waste of money, but should you ever need to make a substantial claim it will be worth every cent. Making sure you have the right insurance in place to begin with is the key to ensuring claims are paid out.

Do I need insurance?

If you have financial obligations (like rent or mortgage repayments) or a family who rely upon you and your income, personal insurance is a smart move. The right level of cover will give you financial security if things go wrong. It will also allow your partner to take time off work so you can be together as a family in difficult times. Your health is your most valuable asset thats worth protecting at any age.

How much information do I need to disclose?

The more detail you can provide to our Ownit advisers and your potential insurer, the better. All medical and personal information is strictly confidential. Full disclosure is the best way to ensure any future claims will be paid.

What does an insurance rating mean?

Each insurance company has a rating which indicates their financial strength, stability and vulnerability to adverse market conditions. This is one factor worth considering when choosing which insurance provider to sign up with.

When should I take out personal insurance?

Insurance companies will always exclude pre-existing conditions so the sooner you take out your policies, the better. Think of it like car insurance if you bring in a banged up car, you wont be insured for the dents and damage that already exist. Similarly, if you suffer a major injury or illness and then try to organise insurance, you will not be covered for that condition.

Q: How do I make a claim?

Just give your Ownit adviser a call and we will make the claim on your behalf to ensure the process runs smoothly for you.

What do our clients think?

  • Raelene

    'I really want to thank you so much for the advice and help you have given to both myself and my clients in the past. When I worked with you personally you were extremely professional and guided me through each step. You were honest and explained things so that there were no surprises and I truly thank you very much. As a result, I have referred your service on to numerous clients and have received nothing but praise. Often these clients are purchasing their first home and need reassurance and guidance. You are always friendly, helpful and act immediately, going the extra mile and looking outside the square for a result. I have no hesitation in passing your name on to anyone needing to secure a mortgage. Thanks for everything Lorna.' 

    Raelene Rangiawha
    Professionals Real Estate

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