Real Life Insurance

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Real Life Insurance

Real Insurance provides a range of insurance options to families and individuals and has won multiple awards since starting out in Australia in 2005. Some of the highlights of a policy with Real Insurance include no medicals or blood tests, a 100% lump sum benefit if you're diagnosed as terminally ill and an Australia-based call centre for stress-free claims. You'll also get back 10% of premiums you've paid in the first 12 months.

If this all sounds good to you, you can find out more about what its individual policies cover you for below:

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Updated February 23rd, 2020
Name Product Maximum Cover Maximum Entry Age Minimum Sum Insured Expiry Age
Real Family Life Cover
No expiry age as long as premiums are paid
Get a refund of 10% of the premiums you've paid (in the first 12 months) with The Real Reward™ .

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A quick review of Real Life Insurance

Maximum sum insured$1,000,000
Age of entry18-64
How do I apply?Over the phone with Real

Based on the Family Life Cover policy. Information last updated April 2019. Always consult the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)

  • Underwriter has a strong financial rating
  • No 'level premium' option is offered
  • Additional benefit offered for traumatic injuries
  • No medical assessment (great if you are in good health)

Based on the Family Life Cover policy. Information last updated April 2019. Always consult the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)

This cover might be suitable if:

  • You're looking for quick and easy cover with no medical assessment.
  • Cover that can be kept for life (as long as premiums are paid)

Apply carefully if:

  • You have pre-existing conditions - as you'll need to declare when you apply (and wait for assessment). Otherwise, they could be excluded at claim time.

Don't get this cover if:

  • You want your premiums to stay the same for life.

Based on the Family Life Cover policy. Information last updated April 2019. Always consult the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)

Note: The following is based on the insurer Hannover Life Re of Australasia Ltd. Real is the actual insurer behind brands like Real Life Insurance and a few others.

Claims dataHannoverIndustry Average
Claims acceptance rate88.70%88.1%
Average claim time (months)0.603.1
Claim disputes (per 100,000 lives insured)7.807.8

We looked at APRA data for claims over 2017-2018. The statistics above reflect 'death cover' claims.

About Real

Despite being only relatively new to the Australian insurance market, Real Insurance has quickly emerged as one of the key industry players through their impressive product suite. Real’s experienced team are dedicated to providing real customer service, and products that are easy to understand and manage.

Real Insurance operates under the Hollard Insurance Group – one of the world’s leading insurance groups. Customer service is a priority at Real Life Insurance as happy customers will remain loyal to the company and help it succeed.

Real Insurance's products extend beyond life insurance and its products include:

  • Real Income Protection Insurance
  • Real Funeral Insurance
  • Real Pet Insurance
  • Real Car Insurance
  • Real Home Insurance
  • Real Travel Insurance
  • Real Bike Insurance

Why go with Real Life Insurance?

Real Insurance products are issued by Hannover Life Re of Australasia Ltd ABN 37 062 395 484, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hannover Re and is part of the Hannover Re Group worldwide. Hannover Re is one of the largest life reinsurers in the world, and has a Standard and Poor’s Insurer Financial Strength of AA (Very Strong), and has maintained this rating for a number of years.

What types of life insurance are offered by Real?

Real Family Life Insurance offers up to a $1 million benefit to cover death and terminal illness.

Maximum benefit amount (at Commencement Date)

Current AgeBenefit Amount
18 - 44$1,000,000
45 - 54$750,000
55 - 59$500,000
60 - 64$300,000

Conditions apply, make sure you read the product disclosure statement (PDS) before applying. Information last checked as correct in November 2017 and is subject to change at anytime.

Additional options available

Real Family Life Cover offers a range of insurance combinations to suit what you require. Under the umbrella life cover term falls various other additional insurance options including:

  • Children Insurance. Pays a lump sum benefit if the insured child experiences Death (from after three months of the policy starting), Accidental Death (from the day cover starts), Paralysis, Blindness, Deafness, Total and Permanent loss of use of two limbs, Encephalitis, Meningitis or Major Head Trauma.
  • Serious Illness Insurance. Pays a lump sum benefit of $50,000 up to the lesser of $500,000 or 50% of the Life Insurance Benefit if the insured person experiences a serious illness as described in the insurance policy. Serious illness conditions include Heart Attack, Malignant Cancer, Stroke or Coronary Artery Bypass.
  • Total and Permanent Disability Insurance. Pays a minimum lump sum benefit of $50,000 to a maximum of $1 million if the insured person becomes Totally and Permanently disabled. Total and Permanent Disablement of the Insured person is classified by Real Insurance as:
    • Loss of limbs or sight
    • Unable to work
    • Loss of independent existence

Real Income Protection Cover offers a number of insurance combinations that you can tailor to your needs. The basic Income Protection Cover includes Income Protection insurance, which provides a monthly benefit payment if you suffer from a loss of income due to illness or injury, of up to 75% of your monthly income to a maximum of $10,000 per month. In addition to the monthly Income benefit, there are inbuilt features such as:

  • Premium Waiver Benefit: You are not required to pay your premium while under claim for income protection benefit.
  • Recurrent Disability Benefit: If the same illness recurs within six months of your last benefit payment, it will be treated as a continuation of your previous claim, and the usual Waiting Period will be waived.

Additional benefits available

A range of optional benefits are also available for you to consider taking out along with your Income Protection Cover, such as:

  • Rehabilitation benefits: This pays you an additional income benefit on top of your monthly income benefit and is designed to assist you with rehabilitation program costs, such as if you would like to purchase special equipment to assist you with re-entering the workforce or office and home modification.
  • Homemaker Insurance: This insurance covers if you are unable to engage in normal domestic duties for at least six consecutive months.
  • Final Expenses Insurance: If the insured person passes away, a lump sum payment of up to $10,000 could be paid to beneficiaries to assist with final expenses related to the death.
  • Children’s Insurance: A lump-sum payment is paid if the insured child experiences Accidental death, Paralysis, Blindness, Deafness, Total and Permanent loss of use of two limbs, Encephalitis, Meningitis or Major Head Trauma.

Other standalone products available from Real

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Key Benefits and Features of Real Insurance Policies

No matter which combinations you choose to complement your Real insurance policy, these features will be built-in at no extra cost.

  • 30 day money back guarantee: Real Life, Funeral, and Income Protection Insurance allow 30 days from the commencement of your insurance policy to make sure you are happy with your policy. You are able to have your policy cancelled and any premiums refunded if you change your mind, unless a claim has already been made.
  • Automatic sum insured increases: To keep up with the rate of inflation, benefits on Life Insurance are automatically increased every year by 5%, even if the maximum amount of coverage is reached.
  • Premiums: Premium are subject to change. However, changes must be applied across all policy owners. At least 90 days notice will be given for any premium change.
  • Payment flexibility: Your premium will be debited on the date of your choice, either fortnightly, monthly or annually. You can pay by automatic debit from your bank, credit union or building society account or by charge to your credit card. You may also change your method of payment at anytime.
  • Claim flexibility and simplicity: Claims can be made through mail or telephone.
  • The Real Reward: Once you have held your policy for 12 months, you will receive a 10% refund on the premiums you have paid in that time.

How do I get Real Life Insurance quotes online?

To receive a Real Life Insurance quote, simply follow one of the secure links located in the table above. After submitting your details securely online via the enquiry form, a Real Life Insurance Consultant will contact you to discuss your enquiry and how much you can expect to pay for cover based on the details that you have provided. This will be a preliminary quote and may be subject to change, depending on the product, based on the applicant's situation i.e. any medical conditions. After reviewing the cover and premiums you can expect to pay, you can kick off your insurance application. Some applicants may be required to submit further medical underwriting if they have pre-existing conditions.

Details that Real Life Insurance requires to provide you with a preliminary quote include:

  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Smoker status
  • Level of cover
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Phone

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