Macquarie Group Life Insurance and Income Protection
Since dropping the word ‘bank’ in its formal title in 2007, Macquarie Group has reinvigorated its image as an all-encompassing financial institution. With a diverse portfolio of expertise, a foot in 28 different countries, and over 13,000 employees, the present-day Macquarie Group enjoys a steady growth. Within the 2012-2013 financial year alone, the company grew 17%, and its share price increased by 25% from July 2013 to January 2014.
Opening with only three staff in Sydney in 1969 as Hill Samuel Australia, the company has evolved from being a subsidiary of Hill Samuel UK to being the largest investment bank in Australia.
How can Macquarie Group help me?
Although boasting a complex portfolio of diverse products and services, Macquarie Group also offers simple insurance products to offer you peace of mind should the worst happen. While their FutureWise product range offers simple insurance policies in times of sickness and injury, their Life Active policy combines a whole range of benefits into an all-in-one package.
Just some of the insurance policies Macquarie Group offers include:
- FutureWise Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Cover:
TPD Cover can help alleviate the financial stress that accompanies a serious illness or injury that leaves you unable to work and earn an income ever again.
- FutureWise Disability Income Insurance:
Similar to Macquarie’s TPD Cover, Disability Income Cover provides assistance in the form of a monthly payment if you’re unable to work for a period of time. This can effectively replace your income until you’re well enough to return to work.
- FutureWise Trauma Insurance:
Trauma insurance will provide a lump sum payment to you if you suffer from a severe medical condition or injury. Trauma Insurance differs from Disability Income Insurance in that the benefit is used to cover the costs of medical bills, rehabilitation, changes to your home to accommodate your medical condition, or to pay of rent or mortgage payments.
- Macquarie Life Active:
This is Macquarie Group’s life insurance cover, an all-in-one insurance package that provides a lump sum cover not only for death and terminal illness, but also for a whole range of specified medical events. Unlike most life insurance policies which pay one lump sum per medical event, Macquarie Life Active pays benefits based on the severity of the event, and can cover anything from accidents, injuries, long-term illnesses and serious conditions like heart attack, stroke, cancer, digestive conditions, severe depression and many others. Macquarie Life Active also differs from other policies in that it will pay benefits multiple times, rather than just once.