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Life insurance FAQs

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

Can I apply for life insurance?

You need to be a permanent Australian resident to apply for any of our products. An Australian resident means a person who resides in Australia and:

  • hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship; or
  • holds an Australian permanent residency visa.

Our products have different age ranges for who can apply. This age range only applies to when you start the policy, not when it ceases.  Except where permitted by law, our life insurance policies only cease if you decide to cancel it, or we pay a claim (in case of death or terminal illness).

A medical examination is not required as insurability will be determined by your answers to the health and lifestyle questions. You must be aged between 16 and 60 years to also add Permanently Unable to Work cover, Children's Insurance cover and Trauma cover.

For Medibank Starter Life Insurance, you must be an Australian resident aged between 18 and 45 years. For our Medibank Life Insurance, you must be an Australian resident aged between 16 and 65 years at the time of application.

 

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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