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Life Cover + Quick Payout

Pays a once-off lump-sum if you die, with a quick payout for immediate expenses.

1. About Life Insurance

What it is Life Cover + Quick Payout?

Life insurance designed to give you a proper send-off, while protecting your dependants from large debts (like home, vehicle or credit loans) by paying a lump sum if you kick the bucket. This means that if you die, your family receives a quick payout of up to R50 000 if you’ve been with Sanlam Indie for longer than 6 months, and a larger lump sum later on. Like all Sanlam Indie policies, your Life Cover policy includes a built-in Wealth Bonus. We’ll match up to 100% of your premium in a reward that tracks the market like an investment to grow real wealth for your future.

Do I need Life Insurance?

Life Cover + Quick Payout is for anyone who has outstanding debt, and doesn’t have enough existing insurance to cover this debt. Many credit providers insist that you have debt protection before lending you money – especially in the case of home and vehicle loans.

Finalising your estate also involves estate duties and executor’s fees. If there is no cash to pay for these fees from your estate, your executor (the person appointed to deal with your estate) would normally have to sell your assets (like your car, or that sneaker collection you spent years hustling for) to cover the expenses.

If you kick the bucket, Life Insurance protects your peeps from debt with a single lump-sum payout.

How much Life Cover do I need?

Everyone has different debt needs. Essentially, you should take into account your current outstanding debt and subtract any existing life insurance cover you have. The gap between the two should be the amount of Life Cover you go for.

We’ll help you work out what cover you need in just minutes.

Why’d we create Life Cover + Quick Payout?

When you die, your debts are left in your estate, where they become the problem of your dependants or significant others. Life Cover pays out to cover these debts so the people you care about don't have to. At the same time, the quick payout ensures you have a proper send-off.

Life Cover is for anyone who has outstanding debt, and doesn't have sufficient existing insurance to cover this debt.

2. Claims and payouts

How are Life Cover claims paid?

Claims are paid as fast as possible. How long that’ll take depends on the nature of the claim, as well as how quickly we’re given the claims documentation. We recommend that for cover intended to match your debts, payment be made to your estate to settle any outstanding debts first.

If you’re diagnosed with a medical condition that, according to our Chief Medical Officer, will result in death within 12 months, you may apply for an early payment.

When does Life Cover pay out?

The quick payout benefit is only available after your policy has been active for 6 months. The quick payout portion of the cover usually pays out within hours, but may take up to 3 business days after receiving all the necessary documents.

When doesn’t Life Cover pay out?

Life Cover will not pay a claim if:

  • You commit suicide within the first 5 years of the cover activating

  • You die as a result of participating in something illegal

  • You have been wilfully misleading with the information you provided us

  • You die as a result of taking part in any of the following aviation activities: aerial photography, pylon racing, game spotting, aerobic display, crop spraying or herd thinning

Who gets paid?

If you have not specified a beneficiary, claims will be paid into your estate so that the executor of the estate can use the claim payment to settle your outstanding debts.

3. Premiums

How do Life Cover + Quick Payout premiums work?

Each year, we’ll use your details to calculate your premium. If you don’t tell us about any changes, the only thing that’ll change is your age. You don’t have to tell us if your circumstances change (like if you quit your job as a tightrope unicyclist), but there’s a chance these changes could lower your premium, so it might be worth giving us the lowdown.

Like all life insurance, the premium for Life Cover + Quick Payout increases as you get older. Naturally, the amount of cover you take will influence your premium. You can lower the amount of cover at any time, which will result in a decrease in your premium.

Your premium may also change over time as we make pricing and feature adjustments. Unlike most insurers, if our prices come down over time, or we improve our product, everyone gets the benefit, not just our new clients.

Can I skip premiums?

You can skip a total of 6 premiums during the first 3 years of having an active policy. You'll still be covered, but your cover will be temporarily reduced until you make up the payment. If you skip all 6 premiums, and you don't make up the last payment before your next billing date, your policy will lapse and your cover will fall away. Any claims made during this period will not be paid out.

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4. About the cover

Will the cover amount change?

Your Life Cover will grow with inflation (CPI) each year, unless you choose to adjust your cover amount. At any time you can lower your cover, or increase your cover, or remove your cover altogether.

Depending on the size of a cover increase, we may first need you to answer some short medical questions

If your outstanding debt decreases, it might be a good idea to lower the amount of Life Cover you have. You can make this change at any time.

How long will I be Insured?

This cover will last for as long as you continue to pay premiums. Obviously, if you die and we pay a claim, then the cover will also stop.

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