Getting married is one of the most exciting decisions of your life. It’s a commitment to love and working as a team towards your future.

As well as the magic and romance of marriage, there are a few administrative considerations to take into account. As you work to blend your households, plan your lives and potentially re-evaluate your finances, don’t forget to update your insurances to reflect your new situation.

Do I need to update my life insurance when I get married?

It’s a good idea to update your life insurance once you are married. The commitment of marriage usually means that you are relying on one another financially and may share assets or children.

Keeping your insurer up to date with major life changes like marriage means that they may be able to update your cover to suit your new situation and ensure your loved ones are in a position of strength should anything happen.

What types of life insurance should married couples consider?

Married couples often consider a range of insurance policies to provide cover in a range of circumstances. These include:

Life insurance – a life insurance policy means that your family can have some financial stability if you’re no longer around to cover costs such as mortgage and other debt, funeral expenses, school funding and living expenses.

Income protection insurance – this provides an alternative source of income if you are no longer able to work due to an accident or illness.

Total permanent disability insurance (TPD) – TPD insurance pays a benefit if you’re deemed unlikely or unable to be able to work ever again due to a permanent disability.

Trauma / Critical Illness insurance –This pays a lump sum if you are diagnosed with a specified medical condition. The benefit can be used for anything but is designed to help you pay for medical treatment and rehabilitation, as well as giving you the financial breathing room to be able to take time off to recover and focus on yourself.

Does life insurance cover each person in the marriage?

One of the biggest non-financial benefits of life insurance is the peace of mind that it offers, and it can often make sense for both partners to have cover. If you’re considering life insurance, please reach out and we can help you understand your options.

How can I make sure my spouse receives my life insurance?

You can add your spouse to your life insurance by making them a beneficiary – this means they will receive the financial pay-out should you pass away. Most couples list one another as the primary beneficiary of their policies, but you can nominate more than one person to share the amount in proportions that you choose. Different beneficiaries will have different tax implications to consider.

What happens to our insurance if we get divorced?

As with any major life event, it’s important to review your life insurance if you get divorced. We can support you in reviewing your policies and beneficiaries to make sure they reflect your new situation. Your insurances will remain in place unless you cancel the policy, make changes yourself or stop paying premiums.

Life insurance means that for better or for worse, you and the one you love can have choices to help you make the most of life.

If you’d like to discuss setting up or relooking at your insurances, please get in touch with our office on (02)9188 1547 or email admin@rpwealthmanagement.com.au






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Before acting on any of the information contained in this article you should obtain special advice from a specialist investment or risk professional, which is appropriate to your specific investment or risk needs, objectives and financial situation.
Whilst all care is taken in the preparation of this material, no warranty is given with respect to the information provided, and accordingly no responsibility for errors or omissions, including responsibility to any person by reason of negligence is accepted by RP Wealth Management.

Ronald Pratap

Principal Financial Planner at RP Wealth Management | Financial Planning l SMSF I Insurance l Property Advisory. Our purpose is to provide our clients with sound advice and direction to assist with their financial affairs and help them make the best choices in achieving what is important to them.

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