Life & Living Insurance offers you the flexibility to choose the cover that best helps you protect what’s important to you. If you’re not sure what Life & Living Insurance is, take a quick read of the Guide to Life & Living Insurance – it might help with some of the initial questions you may have.
Life cover pays a lump sum of money if you die, or if you’re diagnosed as terminally ill and expected to die within the next 12 months.
Serious Illness Trauma cover pays a lump sum of money if you’re diagnosed with a defined medical condition, such as a severe cancer or severe heart attack.
Income Protection Illness cover pays a monthly amount if you’re unable to work because of illness where you were previously working at least 25 hours per week for a single employer. The monthly payment may be reduced by your other income, such as salary or wages, or income you’re entitled to receive from Government agencies or other insurance providers. You can choose whether payments are made for up to two or five years.
This cover is only available if you’ve also chosen the Income Protection Illness cover
Redundancy cover pays a monthly amount for up to six months if you’re not working because you’ve been made redundant. The cover amount must be the same amount you’ve selected for your Income Protection Illness cover. To be covered you must have been in permanent paid employment (at least 25 hours for a single employer per week) up to the time you were made redundant.
This is complimentary. Whichever cover you’ve chosen, as long as it’s in place, you’ll automatically get one lump sum payment of $15,000 to help with funeral expenses if you die, or if you’re diagnosed as terminally ill and expected to die within the next 12 months.
Before making a decision, we highly recommend you read the Life & Living Insurance fact sheet (PDF 99.7 kB). It outlines more information for each type of cover, including details on:
You can read the Life & Living Insurance Cover wording to understand the full details for each cover including the full terms and important conditions and exclusions.
The application will then be assessed and Kiwi Insurance will be in contact with you. While you’re waiting for your application to be assessed you’ll receive Temporary Accidental Death Cover.
With the Life & Living Insurance calculator you can see how much it could cost you, and what you may get paid.Life & Living Insurance Calculator
Call us on 0800 222 491. The Insurance team are available 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
A claim needs to be lodged within six months of when you first became entitled to make a claim. When you call, you’ll be assigned a specialist who you’ll be able to deal with directly until the claim’s resolved.
When you call to make a claim, we’ll talk you through exactly what we need.
Life & Living Insurance is provided by Kiwi Insurance Limited. Kiwi Insurance Limited is the only organisation responsible for claims under the cover. If you arrange your insurance through Kiwibank, you need to know that Kiwibank Limited doesn’t guarantee the obligations of, or any products issued by, Kiwi Insurance Limited. Kiwibank Limited may receive a commission on any insurance it arranges.
"We", "us" or "our" means Kiwi Insurance Limited.
Important conditions and exclusions are set out in the Life & Living Insurance Cover Wording (PDF 193.2 kB)
If you took out your Life & Living Insurance policy prior to 16 August 2016 you’ll need to refer to one of the following policies:
To make changes to your policy or to make a claim, call us on 0800 222 491 between 8:30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Kiwi Insurance Limited has a financial strength rating of A-(Excellent) from A.M.Best Company.
Kiwi Insurance Solvency and Statutory Fund
Like all insurers in New Zealand Kiwi Insurance Limited is required to meet solvency standards which are determined by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.
As at 30 June 2016, the Actual Solvency Capital of Kiwi Insurance Limited was $13.767 million, which gave a margin over the Minimum Solvency Capital of $6.531 million. The Reserve Bank requires the Minimum Solvency Capital to be $5 million or more. The breakdown of these amounts is shown in the following table.
|As at 30 June 2016|
|Actual Solvency Capital (A)||13,767,000|
|Minimum Solvency Capital (B)||6,531,000|
|Solvency Margin (A-B)||7,236,000|
|Solvency Ratio (A/B)||211%|
Kiwi Insurance has one statutory fund which constitutes the whole of the company.