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Should I get life insurance?

Find out how life insurance can fit into your family's financial future.

How would your family cope if you were no longer there to support them? Could they afford the mortgage, school fees, car loan repayments and still be able to put food on the table?

Or would they have to compromise and abandon the life that they had? What would they have to give up? Would it be little things like music lessons or sport, or would they have to sell the house and move?

Life insurance provides a lump sum payment that could be worth up to $2 million (depending on your age and policy) in the event of your death. This can help your family manage financially and maintain their quality of life.

Two simple questions

If you are considering life insurance, ask yourself two simple questions. If you answer 'yes', life insurance might be for you.

1. Do you have financial commitments that depend on your salary?

2. Do you have dependents who rely on your income and/or caregiving?

Future proofing your family's financial future

The average Australian family has many commitments:

Financial commitments of the average Australian family

  • Mortgage or rent
  • Council rates
  • Phone, internet, water, electricity, gas, and other utilities
  • Personal loans
  • Car loans
  • Credit card debt

  • Childcare costs
  • Education costs
  • Food and groceries
  • Petrol and car maintenance
  • Travel, entertainment and sporting activities
  • And more

Life insurance is one factor in responsible planning for your family’s future. Income, expenses and the ability to save differ for every family.1

Household debt is expensive in Australia

Australia boasts some of the world's most liveable cities2 but also some of the most expensive. In 2013-14, 7 out of 10 Australian households owed money. Staggeringly, of these more than a quarter were indebted to a level that was three or more times their annual disposable income. Families with debt are at a high risk of financial hardship if they lose a wage-earning member due to illness or death.3

It pays to have life insurance

Depending on how you structure your policy, your family could receive a lump sum of up to $2 million (depending on your age and policy) in the event of your death or terminal illness diagnosis. This could help your family achieve your financial goals once you’re gone, whether it’s paying off a mortgage, living a debt-free life, or the cost of private education.

Should anything happen to you, you want to know that your loved ones can continue the life you've worked hard to provide for them. If you think you should get life insurance, now is the time to find out more.

This is general information only and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. You should consider the relevant PDS available on this website prior to purchasing any product. Choosi offers insurance products from a range of brands but does not compare all products available in the market.


  1. ASIC's MoneySmart, Life Insurance,
  2. Economist Intelligence Unit 2015, The world's most 'liveable' cities,
  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2015, 6523.0 - Household Income and Wealth, Australia, 2013-14,

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