Do you have enough insurance?

If you’ve recently bought a home or new car, gotten married or welcomed a child into your family, chances are you need to check your level of insurance cover.

Major life events can impact the amount of cover you need to protect yourself and your loved ones if something happens to you. Having adequate insurance cover provides you with peace of mind knowing that if you can’t work and earn an income, or if you were to pass away unexpectedly, you can still pay your bills and support your family.

Not sure you can afford insurance? Think again. Your premiums for your Insurance cover through super are paid from your super account so your take home pay isn’t impacted. We also negotiate premiums with the insurer in bulk on behalf of all our members, which generally means lower premiums than what you’d be able to get for the same cover outside of super.

How much insurance do I need?

Everyone has different needs based on things like age, lifestyle, family situation, debt etc. It’s important to have the right level of cover to suit your specific needs.

Our insurance calculator, available at eisuper.com.au/calculators can help you work out how much insurance you may need, or you can speak to one of our financial planners.

The good news – you probably already have some insurance!

When you joined EISS Super and provided you didn’t choose to opt out, you automatically received Default Cover which provides a base level of Death and Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) insurance. Your Default Cover is given to you without undergoing any health checks or seeking approval from our Insurer.

The value of your Default Cover changes with your age but as it is only a base level of cover may not fully suit the needs of you and your family.

As Default Cover is provided to you without any knowledge of your health and lifestyle, there may be some limitations, exclusions and other eligibility criteria that apply.

Can I get more cover through EISS Super?

The Default Cover you automatically receive is a starting point. You can apply for additional insurances, known as ‘Voluntary Cover’ which is subject to health checks and acceptance by our Insurer.

Voluntary Cover is provided as a fixed dollar amount. This means that the amount of cover will not change when you have a birthday and will remain as a fixed amount unless you decide to change it.

There are four types of additional insurances offered through EISS Super.

  1. Life Event Cover which is like an extension to your Default Cover. It allows you to increase your Death and TPD cover (by a certain amount) when you experience a major life event (e.g. getting married or having a child) without having to provide the significant level of detail about your health and lifestyle as you would need to if you were applying for Voluntary Cover.
  2. Additional Death & TPD cover which pays an additional lump sum if you become totally and permanently disabled, are terminally ill or in the event of your death.
  3. Additional Death Only cover which pays an additional lump sum amount to your dependants or your estate in the event of your death or, directly to you if you are terminally ill (with less than 12 months to live).
  4. Salary Continuance Insurance which pays you a regular income should you become temporarily or permanently disabled or incapacitated. You can choose between benefit payment periods of 2 years or till age 65. You can also choose a waiting period of 30, 60 or 90 days.

More information about the different types of cover available through EISS Super is available in our Insurance in Your Super document available at eisuper.com.au/pds.

Transfer your existing cover to EISS Super

You can apply to transfer any Death, Death and TPD or Salary Continuance Insurance you may hold with another super fund into EISS Super, subject to approval from our Insurer.

If our Insurer accepts this, you will be provided with an equivalent level and type of cover, the transferred insurance cover can be in addition to any additional cover you hold in EISS Super.

We’re here to help

For more information or to make an appointment with one of our financial planners to discuss your insurance needs, please call 1300 369 901 and select option 2.