Trauma Insurance

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TRAUMA INSURANCE

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The thought of ourselves or our loved ones suffering a critical illness or injury isn’t the easiest thing to think about. But the old Kiwi “she’ll be right” might not be alright in the unfortunate event of cancer, a stroke or other serious condition. Statistics show that two out of five people will suffer a critical illness before the age of 65.

Trauma cover, also known as critical illness cover, provides you with a lump sum payment if you are diagnosed with a critical illness or injury.

A serious condition not only impacts your health and well-being, it can also have a significant financial impact. You might lose the ability to work or have significant medical costs. Trauma insurance removes the financial burden, allowing you to focus on what’s really important – your recovery.

Unlike most other insurances, how you use the funds is up to you – whether that’s paying off the mortgage, medical costs, investing to generate future income, looking after the kids or a once-in-a-lifetime overseas trip.

FINDING THE RIGHT COVER

DISCLAIMER

There’s plenty of trauma insurance providers and policies out there, so how do you know what’s best for you? And how do you know you’re getting the best deal? Getting the right plan at a great price also depends on a few factors of your situation – including budget, existing insurances (such as life cover and income protection), level of cover required, and number of dependents. Which means comparing trauma insurance isn’t always so simple. With a few quick details and a chat with a financial adviser, we can ensure you’re on the right plan, and getting the best deal. Our service is also 100% free to you.

Recent reviews from clients who have used our services

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T Blackman
5star
27 July 2022
Excellent customer service guiding right through the process of getting a better deal for Life and Income Insurance. Made the whole process stress free and advice was in plain speak and easy to complete.
Elise Le Compte
Elise Le Compte
5star
09 July 2022
Kyle was a dream to work through this process with! Made a complicated task so simple and tailored to my personal insurance needs.
Mel Ramsay
Mel Ramsay
5star
03 July 2022
Lucas was great help. Super friendly, super professional, and made everything really easy. Highly recommend his service.

All client reviews are from one or more of our services listed above and were collected via our Income Protection site which can be viewed here

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Lee Ledesma
5star
27 June 2022
Excellent service from Hayley - she gave me simple, easy to understand options that met my criteria. Hoghly recommended!
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Karen Sager
5star
26 June 2022
Sean was very patient with us following up in a non pushy way. He was helpful and knowledgeable and was happy to answer lots of questions regarding insurance. Gave us a good amount of information and multiple quotes to view and compare and he had our best interests at heart when discussing with him. He made the application process easy. Haven't dealt with a claim but I can imagine high professionalism with this as well if we need to.
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Willow Kingi-Laurence
5star
24 June 2022
Sean and Michelle were great! I was incredibly busy with work and study which meant I was difficult to get in touch with. However, they both persisted and ensured I was signed up on the best insurance plan to suit my needs. Great experience and recommend!

All client reviews are from one or more of our services listed above and were collected via our Income Protection site which can be viewed here

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Maitland Maltby
5star
26 May 2022
Was a bit wary when I contacted them through the website but was supremely surprised by the professionalism of Kyle and the company. All done via zoom and electronic documentation. Kyle worked for us and explained everything in simple to understand language and was very patient with our dumb questions. Can't speak highly enough of the eye opening service and results and would recommend to anyone.
Craig
Craig Carmichael
5star
25 May 2022
I found Kyle to be very helpful through this process, open and most importantly, honestWould highly recommend
Lisa
Lisa Browne
5star
29 April 2022
Great service, Kyle explained exactly what I wanted to know and answered any questions I had.. He went through everything in plain English so I didn't get caught up in lots of words sometimes you don't understand.. Very easy person to talk to.. Highly recommended his services..

All client reviews are from one or more of our services listed above and were collected via our Income Protection site which can be viewed here

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BEFORE THE AGE OF 65:

 1 in 3 will be diagnosed with cancer
 1 in 4 will have a heart attack
 1 in 5 will have a stroke

(Source: CommInsure (Commonwealth Bank of Australia) Claims Experience 2010)

Got questions? Not sure where to start? Book a 30 min advice session. It’s free, and an adviser will walk you through your options, pros and cons of different trauma covers. We’ll even guarantee the best price based on your situation.

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Every day, 63 Kiwis hear the words “I’m sorry, you have cancer”

(Source: Cancer Society)

HOW YOU USE THE FUNDS IS UP TO YOU

  • Taking time off work – whether you’ll reduce hours or not be able to work at all, taking time out means you’ll be able to focus on recovery without the financial stress
  • Overseas travel – a holiday is a good idea any time, but they’re also proven to reduce stress, improve immunity and boost emotional stability.
  • Paying off the mortgage – reducing the financial burden of debt during a serious illness.
  • Looking after the business – allowing you to stop working while the business carries on
  • Looking after the kids – arranging extra help around the home while you’re having treatment, financial support so family members can be away from work while caring for the little ones, or funding education costs.
  • Additional medical care – funding additional medical care that might not be covered by the public health system or health insurance – like home modifications, personal medical equipment or new cancer drugs.

Trauma Cover - Do I need it?

Unfortunately, critical illness is something none of us can afford to ignore, with two out of five people suffering a critical illness before the age of 65.
Modern medicine advancements mean we’re more and more likely to survive a serious illness or condition. But this doesn’t change the fact that this situation can have a huge financial impact.
Ask yourself – if you were diagnosed with cancer today and unable to work, would you have enough money to support your loved ones, meet living expenses and pay off debt, alongside extra medical costs?
This 60 second video explains how trauma insurance could help.

T Blackman

Blackman
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July 2022

Excellent customer service guiding right through the process of getting a better deal for Life and Income Insurance. Made the whole process stress free and advice was in plain speak and easy to complete.

Elise Le Compte

Elise Le Compte
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July 2022

Kyle was a dream to work through this process with! Made a complicated task so simple and tailored to my personal insurance needs.

Mel Ramsay

Mel Ramsay
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July 2022

Lucas was great help. Super friendly, super professional, and made everything really easy. Highly recommend his service.

PRICE GUARANTEE

prezzy-card-income-protectionWe’re confident we can get you the best deal when it comes to trauma insurance. If you have existing trauma insurance in place, or a current quote, we will guarantee a better price for comparable cover. If we can’t show you a better way to save, or a cheaper policy, we’ll give you a $200 Prezi card. (subject to terms and conditions)

ADVICE CENTRE

contact-1-300x188Sometimes, all those options and all that insurance and medical jargon make it hard to know where to start. If you’d like to chat with a local financial adviser about trauma insurance options, book a free consultation via phone or Skype.

ABOUT US

This website is here to give you a hand choosing what trauma cover might be best for you and your situation.

Trauma insurance, with all its medical jargon and varying options, means it’s not always straight forward to compare policies. What is covered with one policy might not be covered with another – and sometimes this isn’t easy to spot until claim time. Certain policies are best suited for families, and there are buy-back, stand-alone vs accelerated options to consider. Similarly, the same cover might cost hundreds less with another provider.

After a quick break down of your current situation, you’ll get online advice from one of our financial adviser. They’ve got in-depth knowledge of a whole range of trauma covers, so can help structure yours in the most cost-effective way. Because insurers pay us a commission, our service is 100% free for you.

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HOW DOES TRAUMA INSURANCE WORK?

Trauma insurance pays you a lump sum payment if you are diagnosed with a specified critical illness or injury. The three most common illnesses related to trauma claims are cancer, heart attack and stroke.

The funds are paid on diagnosis, with the amount depending on the level of cover you opt for. The money is tax-free and unlike most other insurances, you can use it however you wish.

It means you can rest easy, knowing you’re covered. In the event of a critical illness, financial support can give you time, security and choice at a time of uncertainty and stress. Instead of worrying about finances, you can focus on what’s really important – your recovery and time with your loved ones.

If you’re ready to compare, click here.

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JUST SOME OF THE CONDITIONS TRAUMA INSURANCE CAN COVER FOR:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Benign Brain or Benign Spine Tumour
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic Kidney, Liver, Lung Failure
  • Coma
  • Coronary Artery Surgery
  • Dementia
  • Heart Attack
  • Loss of Limb, Sight or Speech
  • Major Head Trauma
  • Meningitis
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Paralysis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke

With most trauma insurance, you have a buy-back option to add to your premium. Without it, once you have used your trauma cover it is gone. The buy-back rate is usually minimal, but in some cases can allow you to claim up to five times.

When choosing trauma insurance, you will also choose between ‘accelerated’ and ‘stand-alone’ cover. An accelerated benefit is related to your life insurance – with any payment coming off the total sum of your life insurance, but can be a more affordable option. A stand-alone benefit can give more certainty over existing life insurance, since it doesn’t reduce any other benefits if you make a claim.