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Income protection FAQs

Life can throw some tricky situations at you so we've got answers to common questions right here for you.

How can I keep my income protection insurance premium costs down?

You may find that you can reduce the costs of your premiums by:

  • varying your waiting period;
  • choosing a lower benefit period;
  • reducing your monthly benefit amount; or
  • if you've stopped smoking for longer than 12 months (contact us and we may be able to apply a discount).

When deciding whether to adjust any of these aspects of your cover, you should consider your financial situation and the impact the change may have on you in the event you need to claim.

Things you should know

Life Insurance

You should read the Medibank Essential Life Insurance Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide, the Medibank Life Insurance combined Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide, or the Medibank Accidental Death Insurance combined Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide carefully before deciding whether or not to buy that product.

Funeral Insurance

You should read the Medibank Funeral Insurance combined Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide carefully before deciding whether or not to buy that product.

Income Protection

You should read the Medibank Income Protection combined Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide, or the Medibank Income Protection (Accident Cover) combined Product Disclosure Statement and Financial Services Guide carefully before deciding whether or not to buy that product.

Medibank life insurance products are issued by the insurer, Swiss Re Life & Health Australia Limited ABN 74 000 218 306; Australian Financial Services Licence No. (AFSL) 324908, Level 36, Tower Two, International Towers Sydney, 200 Barangaroo Avenue, Sydney NSW 2000. Medibank life insurance products are distributed by Greenstone Financial Services Pty Ltd (GFS) ABN 53 128 692 884; AFSL 343079, 58 Norwest Boulevard, Bella Vista NSW 2153 and promoted by its Authorised Representative Medibank Private Limited ABN 47 080 890 259; Authorised Representative No. 286089, 720 Bourke Street, Docklands VIC 3008. Medibank Private is also authorised by GFS to distribute Medibank Essential Life insurance.

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