Medibank Life Insurance

Receive life, income or funeral cover with Medibank insurance.

When you compare life insurance providers, it is easy to automatically just opt for one of the big names, assuming they must be doing something right. However, choosing your life insurance provider is as important as choosing the policy, the inclusions and the variables of the policy, but luckily, in choosing Medibank life insurance you are getting one of the big names who really does deserve the reputation as an industry leader.

Medibank Private is not just one of the biggest insurers in Australia, they are the country's largest provider of private health insurance and solutions. In addition to the billions of dollars of claims paid each year and the hundreds of thousands of clinical services provided each year, Medibank are protecting your wellbeing and your family into the future.

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Medibank Australia sets itself apart from other insurers by offering leading value in:

  • Extensive, comprehensive services: Medibank has been seeing to the health and insurance needs of Australians since 1976 and currently provide coverage to more than 3.7 million people. Medibank also offers travel insurance, life and trauma insurance, as well as pet insurance. Medibank policies are also easy to manage, with Mi Health, which is a telephone based nurse and personal support service, online health hub and smart phone app, all available 24/7.
  • Sustainability program and corporate responsibility: Allows Medibank to focus on the environment, and the social and economic issues which are impacting Australians the most. Medibank also uses its community fund to spread preventative health messages and enact long term changes in the positive health of all Australians, which is a 1% donation of the company's pre tax profits.
  • Strong and relatable company values: It is always easier to work with someone who understands you, and thinks in the same way you do, which is why Medibank has a strong values system, which sees them: treat their customers as they would like to be treated, commit to services and deliver what is promised, provide open, honest and transparent services, and celebrate each others differences and engage as equals.
  • Large company, small prices: Some businesses will inflate their prices as they grow in order to maintain a certain price point image. However, while Medibank has customers and offers services in health and insurance around Australia and New Zealand, it uses this reach and strength to maintain affordability and relevance for every customer.

Cover options available from Medibank

Life Insurance

  • Provides a lump sum payment of $100,000 up to $1.5 million (depending on your age and income at time of application) when you die or are diagnosed with a terminal illness
  • $15,000 advance benefit payment to cover funeral costs
  • Accidental injury benefit payable if you suffer loss of use of limbs or paralysis, or loss of sight
  • Flexibility to add the following optional covers to tailor a policy to suit your needs:
  • Up to $250,000 Trauma Cover if you suffer a serious specified condition, for example a heart attack or stroke
  • Up to $1.25 million Permanently Unable to Work Cover if an accident or health condition means you will never be able to work again
  • Up to $50,000 Children’s Insurance Cover if your child suffers a traumatic illness
  • Easy application - no medical or blood tests required
  • Cover guaranteed renewable for life provided premiums are always paid
  • 10% discount for Medibank health members
  • Worldwide cover applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Income Protection Insurance

  • Provides a replacement income when you are unable to work due to illness or injury
  • Maximum monthly benefit of $7,500 to replace up to 75 per cent of your pre-tax earnings
  • Choice of benefit periods: one, two or five years
  • Choice of waiting periods: 30 or 90 days
  • Depending on the level of cover, a Rehabilitation Benefit of up to 50 per cent of the monthly sum insured for up to six months, is available to help you return to work
  • Depending on the level of cover, receive a Lump sum benefit if you suffer total and permanent disability
  • Lump sum Death Benefit of three times the monthly insured amount
  • Easy application - no medical or blood tests
  • Premiums are usually tax-deductible
  • Cover renewable until 65 years of age
  • 10% discount for Medibank health members
  • Cover also available for applicants who work less than 20 hours per week
  • Worldwide cover applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Funeral Insurance

  • Guaranteed acceptance if you are an Australian resident and aged from 18 to 79 years inclusive at time of application
  • Lump sum payment from $3,000 up to $15,000 to help your loved ones pay for funeral expenses when you die, or cover other immediate expenses and debts
  • Terminal illness benefit equal to benefit amount chosen if you are diagnosed
  • Accidental death benefit triples the benefit amount chosen if payable
  • Accidental serious injury benefit triples the benefit amount chosen if payable
  • Children’s Insurance optional cover for children who are Australian residents and aged from 2 to 18 years inclusive
  • Premiums will never increase unless you change your cover
  • Premiums decrease by 3% every continuous five years you hold your policy
  • Benefit amount will never be less than the total premiums paid - your family receive either the chosen benefit amount or the total premiums paid, whichever is greater
  • Cover guaranteed renewable for life provided premiums are always paid
  • 10% discount for Medibank health members
  • Worldwide cover applies 24 hours a day, seven days a week

What are the key benefits of the Medibank Life Insurance policies?

Medibank has applied its core values of affordability and flexibility to its life insurance policy offering, which includes:

  • A discount for existing customers: If you have Medibank health cover, you qualify for a 10% discount off of your life insurance premiums.
  • Up to $1.5 million of inclusive coverage, depending on your age and income at time of application: Your choice of benefit amount can be paid to your family if you die or to you, if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness. Your benefit also includes an early payment of $15,000 to help your family with immediate costs such as funeral expenses, and can also pay out for accidental injury. Your policy is guaranteed renewable, and the application is simple, without the need for medical or blood tests.
  • Serious illness (Trauma) coverage: If you suffer from one of the conditions specified in your Medibank life insurance policy, such as heart attack or stroke, you can receive a lump sum benefit payout of up to $250,000. This money can help you pay medical bills, ongoing household expenses, or cover modifications you need to make to your home to accommodate your condition.
  • Coverage if you're permanently unable to work: An accident or illness could see you unable to return to work, and up to $1.25 million of coverage can help your family maintain important lifestyle and financial security.
  • Coverage for children: Medibank also includes up to $50,000 of coverage for your children under your life insurance policy, in case of death or a traumatic illness. Your child benefit can help pay for expenses such as specialist care, or associated costs with a parent needing to take a leave from work to care for the child.
  • Worldwide coverage: Your Medibank life insurance can go anywhere in the world with you, so you don't have to worry where you are when you need to make a claim, you and your family will be taken care of.
  • Income protection policies: Receive a monthly benefit of up to 75% of your monthly income up to $7,500 per month, if you are unable to work because of illness or injury. You can choose a benefit period of one, two or five years, and a waiting period of 30 or 90 days.

Medibank has extensive expertise in catering to and protecting the health and wellbeing needs of Australians, and life insurance is a natural extension of that protection. Your ability to provide for and look after your family is dependent on a number of factors, so make sure you are protected for every eventuality with a leading insurer like Medibank.

Who is eligible for Medibank life insurance products?

Medibank Life Insurance

  • Medibank Life Insurance is available to Australian residents between 16 and 65 years of age and is guaranteed renewable for life
  • If you want to add Permanently Unable to Work Cover to your policy, you must be aged between 16 and 60 and working on a permanent basis for at least 20 hours per week
  • Optional Trauma Cover is available to applicants aged between 18 and 60.
  • If you want to add Children’s Insurance to your Medibank Life Insurance policy, any insured child will need to be:
  • An Australian resident
  • A natural child, stepchild or adopted child of yours (or your partner)
  • Aged from 2 to 18 years inclusive

The amount of cover you can apply for varies depending on your age and income, as shown in the table below:

Age at applicationLife CoverPermanently Unable to Work CoverTrauma Cover
16-45$1.5 million$1.25 million$250,000 (from age 18)
46-55$1 million$750,000$100,000
56-60$500,000$200,000$50,000
61-65$500,000N/AN/A

Medibank Income Protection Insurance

  • Medibank Income Protection Insurance offers a benefit of 75% of your monthly Pre-Tax Income up to a maximum of $7,500 and is available to Australian residents aged from 18 to 59 years inclusive
  • Standard Cover is available to people who work more than 20 hours per week in permanent paid employment or self-employment, while Essential Cover is available to people who work less than 20 hours per week
  • Cover expires on the policy anniversary following your 65th birthday

Medibank Funeral Insurance

  • Medibank Funeral Insurance is available to any Australian resident aged from 18 to 79 years inclusive.
  • It offers a benefit from $3,000 up to $15,000 and cover continues for life

How do I make a claim for Medibank life insurance products?

  • If you (or your legal representative) wish to make a claim under a Medibank life insurance policy, you must phone or write to the insurer to provide notification of your intent to claim
  • You will be sent a claim form that you must complete, sign and return, while the treating doctor or specialist may also have to complete a form at your expense
  • It’s important that you lodge your claim as soon as possible after the claimable event. If you do not notify Medibank within 120 days of the claimable event, your claim may be reduced or refused
  • You will also need to provide proof that the insured event occurred. The proof required varies depending on the nature of your claim, but includes all relevant test, examination and laboratory results

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