Life is unpredictable. Insurance offers a safety net that provides financial stability during uncertain times. Whether it’s safeguarding your family’s future with life insurance or protecting your health with medical insurance, choosing the right cover and an affordable insurance premium not only in short term but also in the long term too can be a life changer.
Life Insurance: A Closer Look
Life insurance is a legal contract between you and insurer that pays out a claim amount to your nominated dependents if you die during the term of cover. The cost of your policy depends on several factors, including your amount of coverage, type of cover, age, gender, health, and lifestyle.
Selecting the best life and medical insurance coverage requires careful consideration. By comparing policies, seeking expert advice from insurance brokers, and understanding the intricacies of the various policies, you can secure your financial well-being and that of your loved ones.
We believe the best insurance cover is all about finding a balance between affordability and comprehensive coverage, so you get peace of mind during life’s unexpected turns.
Mrs Yamini, Head of Insurance at Global Finance, emphasises the importance of adequate cover: “Choosing the right coverage level is a big decision. It’s about ensuring your loved ones’ financial security, so take the time to understand your family’s needs and then shop around for the best value.”
Comparison is Key
New Zealand insurers offer many different types of life insurance, and the cost is competitive. To find the best life insurance deal, our advice is to compare quotes from multiple providers and insurance policy wordings also. Do not settle for the first offer without exploring other options.
As insurance brokers, we can compare quotes and find the most affordable options for you. We will thoroughly research and compare the market to find you the best fit. Insurance brokers know the market; that’s our job. If you have a specific concern, a specialist health needs or a general question, we are likely to be your best resource. According to Global Finance : “Through brokers, affordable life insurance has become more accessible than ever before. Take advantage of our expertise to ensure you’re getting the best deal.”
When and What Type of Cover?
Generally, it is a good idea to take out life insurance as soon as someone relies on your income, such as a partner and/or child. We can be invaluable in helping you find a policy tailored to fit needs, suitability, and affordability.
The cost of standard life insurance increases with age and coverage is limited to a specific, agreed-upon term or period of your life. Level Term life insurance, on the other hand, offers fixed premium throughout your life. This means that your payments remain constant. They don’t become more expensive as you became older.
Each type of life insurance policy option has its pros and cons. The best life insurance cover for you will depend on your short- and long-term financial goals, assets, debts, cash flow and attitude to risk. Talking to an experienced insurance broker will help you find out which life insurance policy would be the best fit for you and your family.
Exclusions and Switching Policies
If you’re looking to switching life insurance policies, ensure that any exclusions from your previous policy are covered in your new one. Many families have fallen into the sad trap of not having paid attention to exclusions. Global Finance advises caution: “Always review the terms carefully when switching policies and ensure that you are getting a better policy than the existing one in all respects and It was not possible to achieve the same from an existing insurance policy”.
Life is a Balancing Act
The same applies to life insurance: it’s a balance of cost and coverage. To ensure the best financial security for your family, you want a policy that is clear and comprehensive. Our advice is to avoid cheap policies with loads of exclusions. If you have any doubts, then talk to our insurance brokers. We’ll work with you to find the best policy to suit, and our time and energy won’t cost you a cent.
Health Insurance Explained
Health insurance covers the costs of private medical treatments for medical conditions as per medical policy terms and conditions. It means you can access treatment more promptly than through the public system. You’ll be able to bypass waiting lists and receive care in private hospitals and clinics.
Cost vs. Coverage
New Zealand insurers provide various health insurance options, from basic to comprehensive coverage. The cost depends upon age, health, and gender. Premiums increase with age, reflecting the higher likelihood of medical treatment.
Excess and Premiums
Choosing a higher excess can reduce your premiums, making the policy more affordable. Balancing cost and potential future expenses is the key. Global finance explains: “Selecting the right excess level depends on your financial situation and willingness to pay out of pocket for claims. A higher excess can lower your premium, but make sure you’re comfortable with the potential costs in case of a claim.”
Switching health insurance policies can be tricky if you have pre-existing conditions. Age-related premium increases are also a factor. So, evaluate the potential benefits of switching carefully. Always make sure the new coverage is better, when making a switch. You don’t want to be left vulnerable when you most need help.
Insurance Brokers: Your Option for Best Cover
Insurance brokers provide expertise, tailored advice, and assistance. We act in your best interest and can help in the following ways:
Brokers can negotiate policy premium, often securing better rates than direct insurers.
Insurance brokers have specialised knowledge. We understand the market and can guide you toward the most suitable options. If you have specific concerns or health-related queries, we can help tailor policies to your situation and try to get comprehensive coverage at the best price.
Brokers match your situation with specific policies to ensure the best fit. Global Finance emphasises their role in avoiding coverage gaps and overpayments: “Brokers take the time to understand your situation and recommend policies that provide comprehensive coverage. Global finance offers a personal touch and can guide you toward policies that best suit your circumstances and ensure you’re fully protected without unnecessary overlaps.”
The Global Finance team will manage claims on your behalf, reducing hassle and worry. The Head of Insurance at Global Finance highlights their role in simplifying the claims process: “Insurance brokers act as your advocate during claims. We handle the paperwork and communication with insurers, allowing you to focus on what matters most.”
Who pays the brokers?
Dealing with an insurance broker comes at no direct cost to you. We receive compensation from insurance companies through commissions when we sell a policy. And even if you decide not to purchase a policy, there will be no charge.
What are you thinking? Call Global Finance insurance specialist and
Schedule a call with one of our insurance advisers to learn more about how we can make life and health insurance work for you. We can come up with a personalised solution, and you will get assistance at the time of any claims, and reassurance that your policies will regularly be reviewed as your circumstances change. Call us on 09 255 5500 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The information and articles published are true to the best of the Global Finance Services Ltd knowledge. Since the information provided in this blog is of general nature and is not intended to be personalized financial advice. We encourage you to seek Financial advice which is personalized depending on your needs, goals, and circumstances before making any financial decision. No person or persons who rely directly or indirectly upon information contained in this article may hold Global Financial Services Ltd or its employees liable.