A new survey conducted by SheSpot shows career is not the number one priority for Australian women. For 74% of women, that number one priority is family, followed in second place by financial security. In fact, 62% of women surveyed are worried about money and claim it’s the number one thing making them unhappy.
I wanted to know how many women have personal insurance in place to ensure their family and financial security is protected in the event of illness or injury?
As reported by RiskInfo, it’s been revealed in the recent Lifewise/NATSEM Underinsurance Report that one in 5 working age parents will die or become seriously ill or injured, however 95% of families don’t have adequate insurance in place to protect them from the potential financial hardship that often follows such circumstances.
Are you one of them?
If you are, it’s easy for you to take control now while you’re still fit and healthy by taking out personal insurance.
- Income protection pays you 75% of your income if you’re unable to work for an extended period due to sickness or injury. Learn more about income protection
- Trauma insurance pays out a lump sum if you’re diagnosed with one of over 40 illnesses including cancer, heart disease and stroke. Some policies even cover serious pregnancy complications.
- Total & permanent disability (TPD) insurance is the only insurance to cover permanent disablement caused by mental disorder (including stress) and muscular skeletal injuries.
- Death cover is often called Term insurance. This pays out in the event of death, and is just as important for mums as it is for dads as it can be used to pay for a nanny/house keeper who’ll iron the shirts, make sure the kids sports gear is packed on Tuesdays and that homework is done on time.
These different types of insurance can be combined to provide you with the cover you need, based on your personal circumstances. So don’t gamble with your family’s future. Contact Suggars & Associates to find out what insurance options are available to you.
The advice in this article is of a general nature only and does not take your personal circumstances into account. You should seek financial advice before making any investment or financial decisions.