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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?

  • Katrina

    'A HUGE thanks to you Lorna. You have been such a huge part of the reason that our dream of buying a home has come true, you and Lena have been amazing!! Thanks for being there any evening or weekend when we had questions, and for making such sense of the answers. Thank me for waiting on hold for hours so we didn't have to and for staying calm through the scary bits!¯ Your awesome and I tell everyone that will listen. We made it!
    P.S. thanks for the pizza

    Fantastic team! Lorna is amazing from start to finish has sorted everything for us from a mortgage to all of our insurances and given us great advice, she helped us to finally buy our first home! I love how the experience isn't "just another customer" like at the bank, your personal touches are fab, we loved the pizzas thanks again! We have referred so many people. '

    Katrina Roper‹

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