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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.

Is income protection the same as WorkCover?

There are key differences you need to know about:

Workers compensation

Workers compensation steps in to protect employees when they suffer an injury at their workplace.

Income protection

Income protection insurance covers you for injuries suffered both at work and outside the workplace, which is very important when you consider that accidents can occur anywhere.

Income protection insurance also provides cover when you suffer from a wide range of illnesses.

In cases where you are eligible for both a Workers Compensation claim and income protection claim, your insurer will consider your circumstances and may offset any payments you receive from Workers Compensation from any claim they are liable to pay. This is because income protection is designed to indemnify you for loss of income, but if you are still earning an income through other means, you may not be entitled to a benefit or may be entitle to a reduced benefit. 

Things you should know

Life Insurance

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

Income Protection

You should read the Medibank Income Protection Product Disclosure Statement 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 Starter Life insurance.

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