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Super-savings account Insurance FAQs

Here you'll find the answers to some common questions about the Sunsuper for life Super-savings account insurance product.

Additional resources and information:

Who is the owner of the insurance policies?

Sunsuper Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Sunsuper Superannuation Fund.

Who is the underwriter for the Super-savings account?

AIA Australia Limited ABN 79 004 837 861.

Are the insurance premiums stepped or level?

Stepped. Tailored Death and Tailored Total & Permanent Disability allows the choice between:

  • ‘Fixed sum insured’ where the premiums increase with age, and,
  • ‘Fixed premium’ where the sum insured decreases with age.

Does Sunsuper accept transfer of insurance cover?

Yes. Up to a maximum dollar value of $1,000,000 for Death and/or Total & Permanent Disability, and up to a maximum monthly benefit of $10,000 for Income Protection. Refer to the Transfer of insurance cover form.

Is the insurance cover indexed?

Tailored Income Protection can be indexed.

All other insurance cover on a Super-savings account is not indexed.

Is a buy-back offer available on the insurance?


Is Death and Total & Permanent Disability linked?

Yes. If Total & Permanent Disability is paid, the insured amount for Death will reduce by the Total & Permanent Disability amount that has been paid.

Is the beneficiary able to receive the Death/Total & Permanent Disability payout in the form of a pension account?

Yes, via an Income account.

Does Sunsuper allow early release for terminal illness?

Yes, if life expectancy is less than 24 months.

Is Total & Permanent Disability any or own occupation?


Is the Total & Permanent Disability definition unable or unlikely to return to the workforce?


How long is the waiting period for Total & Permanent Disability cover?

No waiting period for Total & Permanent Disability Assist, except where claiming due to inability to perform certain activities (Part C of definition) or loss of cognitive function (Part A of definition). Details of these definitions can be found in the Sunsuper for life Insurance guide

3 month waiting period for Tailored Total & Permanent Disability.

Is Income Protection, indemnity or agreed value?


Will Income Protection continue if a successful Total & Permanent Disability claim is made?


Is it alright if I recommend my client make annual (partial) rollovers from their Super-savings account to pay for the premiums held inside another superannuation trust? And what do I need to be aware of?

Yes. Sunsuper processes rollouts in a timely manner.

If requesting an advice fee, ensure you proportion it correctly.

Check out how our advice fees work for more information about proportioning advice fees correctly.