Income Protection Insurance

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Being Self-employed is not easy; the last thing you want to deal with is a health issue that prevents you from working. Not all income protection policies are the same when it comes to how they respond at claim time. ACC will offset some policies, and some policies require you to prove your income at claim time. Compare what’s best for your situation as a self employed individual, partnership or company by looking at policy types and insurance companies. When you look at price it’s best done with advice as income protection for the self-employed is complex.



Being Self-employed is not easy; the last thing you want to deal with is a health issue that prevents you from working. Not all income protection policies are the same when it comes to how they respond at claim time. ACC will offset some policies, and some policies require you to prove your income at claim time. We like to compare what policy and insurance company is best for you first, then look at the price with advice.  As an example read about indemnity vs agreed value insurance policies.

Rachael Manson
Rachael Manson
03:27 30 May 20
Alan has been brilliant to deal with and extremely patient as we worked through the changes that we were seeking for our life cover and income protection requirements.
Celia Grigg
Celia Grigg
23:36 21 May 20
Hayley was great, from responding to my initial inquiry to finalising my policy. She provided good information and communicated with me every step of the way - efficient, thorough and friendly. She went above and beyond.
Wang Emily
Wang Emily
01:59 19 Apr 20
Hayley has been very helpful and professional with her insurance services, she is committed to work for the best interest of her clients , friendly to deal with and flexible to suit clients’ requirement. Definitely Recommended!
Toko Ngakiau
Toko Ngakiau
20:19 29 Mar 20
I am very wary of random calls about insurance, but I found Daniel from IronOak to be very transparent and a pleasure to deal with.On all occasions he was able to come out and visit us. He explained in detail what we were looking at, and offered a number of comparisons. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Hannah Lawrence
Hannah Lawrence
21:00 15 Mar 20
Hayley was very efficient and always delivered on her promises. She put together a good package for me. I would highly recommend Hayley.
Jay Nimbus
Jay Nimbus
08:11 15 Mar 20
Daniel was great to deal with and made seemingly complicated decisions a lot simpler than I expected. I had been stressing about it for a while, wish I had got in touch sooner. Much thanks!
Annette Page
Annette Page
22:39 01 Mar 20
Prompt, professional, pragmatic advice and service. Many thanks.
CrazySmurf Azrial
CrazySmurf Azrial
11:20 28 Feb 20
Hayley was awesome to deal with, answered all my questions and followed up with me weekly to keep me informed throughout the whole process. It can be daunting but she made the process easy. She was easy to talk to and didn't feel pressured.Thanks Hayley for organising everything and helping me through the whole process.
Paul has helped me to find the best option for my family insurance. He made everything easy.
Trixie Lawton
Trixie Lawton
15:55 25 Dec 19
I found Hayley very pleasant to speak to and was explained everything in great detail and in easy terms
Kayleigh Price
Kayleigh Price
22:12 16 Dec 19
Paul was very easy to deal with and made income protection insurance seem much clearer. He gave sound advice, was efficient, friendly and I would recommend him to anyone.
Sunil Kadri
Sunil Kadri
23:23 01 Dec 19
Paul did alot of work to find the right policy for me, was very patient as I wavered, and even helped me with the right questions to ask of my insurer on their parallel policy. Overall he proved an excellent broker whom I'd gladly recommend, and go back to myself.

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Redundancy Cover & Income Protection Insurance

Redundancy Cover & Income Protection Insurance

Many of you at this time are concerned for your jobs and possible redundancies. This short 60 second video explains to you how redundancy insurance works and the difference between income protection and redundacy cover. This video was recorded March 2020.


prezzy-card-income-protectionIf you have current income protection insurance or have a current quote, we will guarantee a better price. If we can’t show you a better way to save money or a cheaper policy, we will give you a $200 Prezi Card – subject to terms and conditions.


compare-income-protection-advice-centreIf you would like to speak with a local adviser about income protection insurance, you can book a free consultation via phone or Skype by clicking the BOOK YOUR TIME button below. You will be connected with a registered financial adviser.


Comparing income protection insurance can be extremely frustrating. This site is designed to give you an idea of what policy may be best for you based on your employment and debt situation.
Comparing insurance companies alone is fine when you’re buying on price for simple insurances such as a car or house. But covering your income in New Zealand is a little different as we have ACC for self-employed and employed kiwis which should be taken into consideration when buying private cover.
We designed this site to break down the four most common outcomes when buying income protection. Once broken down, you will need to get online advice from one of our dedicated advisers who can help structure your cover in the most cost-effective way.



services-compare-income-protectionWe get asked the question ‘what am I covered for?’ all the time. There are three main categories; not being able to work in your occupation due to ill health, losing your job via redundancy or not being able to work due to an accident.

If you would like to compare income protection insurance, click here.

Ill Health & Accident Cover: Income protection covers you for both accidents and ill health claims. You can’t claim ACC and certain types of Income protection together. Although ACC is compulsory for all working New Zealanders, the self-employed have the option to elect their cover levels, whereas being employed you cannot.
Redundancy Cover: This cover is generally limited to a six-month benefit, i.e. if you lose your job, you receive a replacement income for up to six months. However, if you know your job is on the line, you can’t take out this cover, and if your company is on the brink of receivership or liquidation, most insurance companies will have already red flagged your company (or even industry) as an exclusion.
Accident Cover: Whether you like it or not, we all pay ACC if we’re working. If you are employed, ACC will pay you 80% of your income based on your IRD information. If you are self-employed it’s a little different – you are also paid on your income, but as we all know, it depends how your accountant has structured your income, e.g. have you split your income with your partner? Be aware that if you have an accident, ACC will pay you based the amount you stated in your last annual return.
As ACC is a complex monster, you need to seek advice from an adviser who can show you how to structure your policy – for free!

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