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Life insurance comparison

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Name Product Optional TPD Cover Optional Trauma Cover Maximum Cover
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$3 million
(maximum cover)
No set limit
Our verdict: The cheapest policy on average for 30-40 year olds, according to 2023 Finder research. It’s one of the only 4 brands to offer child cover. Plus, it comes with a level premium option (e.g. costs remain similar as you get older).
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$5 million
(maximum cover)
$25 million
Our verdict: One of the cheapest policies on the market according to 2023 research. It pays out 96.9% of claims and the initial application process only takes around 15 minutes.
$1.5 million
(maximum cover)
$2.5 million
Our verdict: Medibank offers a higher payout limit ($2.5 million) than 15 other providers. Get a 10% discount if you're already a Medibank Health Insurance member.
$1 million
(maximum cover)
$1.5 million
Our verdict: ahm offers a simple application process. You can be approved online or over the phone. There are no medical or blood tests required.
$1.5 million
Our verdict: Good if you want a cheap policy from a well-regarded insurer – its 98% claims acceptance rate is higher than any other provider on Finder. Zurich keeps things simple: unlike others, it doesn’t go in for optional add-ons such as TPD or trauma cover.
$1 million
(maximum cover)
$1 million
Our verdict: The application is simple; it can be done with 1 phone call and there are no medical exams. But households with larger debts may need more than a $1 million payout.

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What is life insurance?

Life insurance pays a lump sum of money when you die or become terminally ill.

You can select how much you want to receive. Options typically range from $100,000 to $25 million.

The money is given to the people you nominate as the beneficiaries when you take out a policy. This means, if you die, your loved ones will still be able to afford mortgage payments, ongoing bills and other living expenses.

How much does life insurance cost?

A $500,000 life insurance policy costs an average of $35 per month for non-smoking 30- and 40-year-olds, according to our 2023 Finder Awards research.

To get this price, we gathered 40 quotes from 13 brands including TAL, NobleOak and Zurich for 30- and 40-year-olds (20 males and 20 females) applying for a life insurance policy. The payout selected was $500,000. They had no pre-existing conditions and did not smoke.

Actual quotes will vary depending on your personal circumstances. The cost of life insurance depends on your age, health, occupation and the benefit amount you select – for example, a $500,000 policy will cost less than a $1 million life insurance policy.

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Best life insurance winner 2023

NobleOak's life insurance policy won this year's Finder Award. It won because it was cheaper than 8 of the 10 insurers we researched and covers more than most. For example, it can pay out up to $25 million if you die or are diagnosed with a terminal illness – most policies have a $1.5 million cap.

Other types of life insurance

TPD insurance

Total and permanent disability (TPD)

TPD covers you if you get severely injured or sick. For example, if you become blind or paralysed after a car accident and become permanently disabled.
Typical cover range: $50,000 to $5 million.

Trauma insurance

Trauma insurance

Trauma cover, sometimes called critical illness cover, is a policy add-on that pays a lump sum if you're diagnosed with a major medical condition, such as cancer or a heart attack.
Typical cover range: $500,000 to $2 million.

Income protection

Income protection

Income protection insurance pays a monthly benefit if you're unable to work due to illness or injury. Usually, it will only pay up to 70% or 75% of your typical wage for a period of 2 or 5 years.

Your life insurance news update: July 2023

A recent report by Monash University found that Australians are skipping genetic screening tests because they’re worried it might impact their life insurance premiums.

Under the current guidelines, life insurance providers can require you to provide the results of your genetic tests for policies over $500k. They can deny you cover or charge you more based on the findings.

Monash University academic Jane Tiller said the government needs to protect consumers from genetic discrimination.

Learn more about life insurance

Our life insurance guides can help you compare and understand what cover option is right for you.

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Life insurance deals and discounts

Store Discount

Up to 15% off your TAL Life, Critical Illness or TPD insurance policy

Applicable for the life of your policy if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) between 19 and 28 at the time of your application. T&C’s apply.

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10% off for ahm health members

ahm health members save 10% on their life insurance premiums.

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One month free

Get the first month free and a 10% discount if you take out a second life insurance policy (discount applies to second policy). T&C’s apply.

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Get 10% of premiums back in the first 12 months

Receive 10% of premiums you’ve paid in the first 12 months with The Real Reward program.

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  • Lower rate of declined claims (according to ASIC)
  • Save time and effort

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