HOW LONG COULD YOU FINANCIALLY SURVIVE IF YOU LOST YOUR INCOME?
You’re the machine that makes the money. If you suddenly couldn’t work due to an accident or illness, you can insure your income so you receive a regular amount while you recover.
Is protecting your income expensive?
There are certainly options available to reduce the cost of insuring your income. Having a stand down period of 90 days can save up to 40% off premiums. Because we deal with a range of insurance providers, we find the solutions that suit your needs.
There are different options for self-employed.
Knowing what options are available and choosing the right ACC cover if you are self-employed is where we can work our magic. There are many ways to increase your protection and cover yourself for both sickness and injury. There’s some helpful information about ACC options.
What help does the Government provide?
There are some Government benefits available but you have to qualify for any payments. This amount will depend on how much you and your partner (if you have one) earn. You can find out what you may be entitled to by checking this link to Work and Income.
ACC will provide a percentage of income if you have an accident…..
However, many people don’t realise they provide nothing if you can’t work because of illness. This is why we recommend having a rainy day fund to cover at least 3 months worth of expenses, so if you become sick, you ‘ll have enough money to cover immediate living costs.
There is a 28% chance of suffering from 1 of 40 critical illnesses before the age of 65