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It's not a situation we typically anticipate, but if you were suddenly no longer around, how would your dependents cope?

Death cover can give your loved ones financial security when you’re no longer around to provide for them.

Taking out death cover through super is a great way to live with peace of mind without having to add insurance premiums to the list of household expenses.

We offer death cover on its own, or bundled with total and permanent disablement cover. Having both means that you’re also covered in the event of a major injury or illness that leaves you permanently unable to work. 

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How death cover works

If you have insurance with us through your participating employer, your automatic cover with us is usually unit based.

That means your cover is calculated in terms of a number of units that represent a certain level of cover that decreases over time with age, although your premiums remain the same price.

Whether you are a personal or employer sponsored member, you can apply for unit-based cover, a fixed amount, or a combination of both. 

Fixed cover works the opposite way to unit based cover, where the level of cover does not change, but the cost of your premiums increase with age, after you turn 24. You can apply for either type of cover.

Both types are paid from your super account balance.

You may already have automatic units of death cover, bundled with total and permanent disablement cover, by joining us through a participating employer.

As a member with automatic cover, you can top up your insurance with start-up bonus cover, or when you experience a major life change such as getting married or having a child.

Working out how much cover you need should take your and your dependent’s living expenses into account, along with any outstanding debts and financial commitments.

To make sure your bases are covered, use our insurance calculator, or speak to a financial adviser. 

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Who gets your insurance benefit

One of the most important parts of planning for the future is making sure your super and insurance benefits land in the right hands.

When you die, we will take steps to determine the payment of your super benefits based on any directions you have provided to us through a death benefit nomination.

Your insurance benefits will be automatically paid out to whoever receives your super.

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What you need to know

Automatic cover is only available to members aged between 15 and 70 who receive super guarantee contributions from a participating employer.

NSW Police Officers and Ambulance Officers have specific insurance arrangements. The information provided on this page does not include these insurance products.

For all the terms and conditions and restrictions view the Insurance Member Booklet Supplement relevant to you.

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