CommInsure is part of the Commonwealth Bank Group, which means it has the financial backing of one of Australia's most solid financial institutions. It also stands strong in its own right, with 15% of Australia's life insurance market and almost $2 billion worth in in-force premiums.
CommInsure has won numerous awards for its life insurance product range, including the Life Insurance Company of the Year accolade at the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance Awards on multiple occasions.
CommInsure is committed to providing innovative, uncomplicated insurance products and clear, simple product information. Its claims philosophy is to pay all genuine and valid claims promptly and efficiently and to deliver excellent customer service through its team of dedicated insurance specialists.
CommInsure offers two main insurance products under its CommInsure Protection brand:
- Accidental Death Cover, which is a low-cost death cover providing a lump sum payout to your beneficiaries if you are killed in an accident. This can be a standalone policy, or operate as a top-up for your Life Care cover.
- Child cover, which provides up to $250,000 of cover in case one of your children (aged 2 – 16) should die, or suffer from a specific illness or injury. You can only buy this in a package with Life Care or Trauma cover.
CommInsure provide a loyalty bonus and will automatically increase your life, trauma or TPD cover by 5% after 5 years.
Income Cover. This includes Income Protection and Business Overheads insurance. This range also includes Essential Cover, which is a reduced-premium, accident-only cover for people who are not eligible for full Income Protection Cover.
Some of your CommInsure Protection life insurance products can be owned within your superannuation fund, if you have a Colonial Super Retirement Fund. Talk to your financial advisor for advice on whether and how to structure your life insurance with your superannuation.
Case Studies (Life Insurance in Action)
Brian was an accountant, 48 years old, married with two teenage children. He had put in place a financial plan with his financial advisor which included Trauma Cover.
One evening he had to be rushed to hospital and was later diagnosed as having had a stroke. CommInsure paid Brian's $627,000 Trauma benefit which helped cover his hospital costs and other ongoing medical expenses, including intensive rehabilitation to improve his physical and cognitive functioning.
Joanne was a vet, married with two children. Joanne and her husband have a significant sized mortgage and other expenses to pay. Joanne's financial advisor recommended she put in place a financial plan that included Income Care Cover. When her advisor told her that the premiums were tax deductible, it was an easy decision to take out Income Care.
Two years later she was diagnosed with breast cancer and was off work for 12 months. Her monthly Income Care payments ensured the mortgage could continue to be paid, as well as the car loan, school fees and a house cleaner.
Grant was an IT consultant who was earning $150,000 a year. Grant's financial advisor recommended he put in place a financial plan that included TPD Cover.
Six months later, a truck smashed into Grant's car while he was driving home from work one night. Grant suffered a major head trauma, multiple fractures and a spinal injury which left him a quadriplegic.
CommInsure paid Grant a lump sum of $800,000 which helped cover the medical costs and rehabilitation care as a result of his paralysis. Importantly, he was also able to pay off his mortgage ad modify his home so that he could move about more easily.