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Life Insurance within SMSF

Life Insurance within SMSF

With NobleOak, you can apply for comprehensive Life Insurance Cover within your SMSF.
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NobleOak’s Life cover can be taken out within an SMSF 

Up to $25 million cover, paid as a lump sum

Upon the SMSF member’s death, NobleOak will pay the agreed cover amount as a lump sum to the trustee of the SMSF.

Pay your premiums with your super contributions

Insurance premiums are paid from superannuation contributions, which are typically tax deductible. Check with your accountant.

How much cover can I apply for?

SMSF trustees can apply for up to $25,000,000 in cover for the members of their fund.

Maximum Cover Level

$25,000,000

Maximum Entry Age

74 years old

Guaranteed Renewable Age

99 years old

Terminal Illness Benefit

Yes

What does our SMSF Life Insurance cover provide?

Cover Types

NobleOak offers Life Cover, TPD (any occupation) and Disability Income insurance through superannuation.

Premiums

Your insurance premiums are paid using superannuation contributions, which are often tax-deductible. Check with your accountant.

Tax on benefits

Following a claim, Life cover benefits paid by the SMSF to a financially dependant beneficiary are generally tax-free. Benefits paid to non-financially dependant beneficiaries typically attract tax.

Retirement savings

Insurance premiums paid reduce your retirement savings, so you may want to make additional super contributions.

Cover Types

NobleOak offers a full range of covers, including Life Cover, TPD, Trauma Insurance and Income Protection Insurance.

Premiums

You pay your insurance premiums from your after-tax income.

Tax on benefits

Benefits paid are generally tax-free when paid to your nominated beneficiaries.

Retirement savings

Your retirement savings are not effected by your insurance premiums.

SMSF (Self-Managed Super Fund) Life Insurance FAQs

An SMSF is different to an industry or retail super fund – it’s a private super fund that members manage themselves.

An SMSF is different from other super funds in that SMSF members are also the trustees of the fund, except where a corporate trustee is appointed. In practice, this means that SMSF members manage the fund themselves for their benefit, and they are responsible for complying with all taxation and superannuation regulations. Between 2 and 6 members are allowed in an SMSF although care is needed when determining the number of members because some State and Territory laws restrict the number of trustees a trust can have to less than six. An SMSF is a trust.

Having an SMSF can be a good option if you want more control of how your retirement savings are invested. But you also need to ensure you’re prepared to put the time and money into meeting your SMSF obligations.

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) outlines the importance of covering all the bases when setting up a SMSF.

Life Insurance and SMSFs

An SMSF must be run for the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits for the members or their dependants; and all decisions made by SMSF trustees must be in the best financial interests of the members. The Superannuation Industry (Supervision) Act stipulates that all trustees of SMSFs must take steps to consider the need for Life Insurance covering every SMSF member. This requires formal documentation in the fund’s minutes and must be reviewed on an annual basis.

There can be a number of potential benefits of buying Life Insurance through your SMSF, including:

  • Tax savings: Contributions to superannuation funds can be tax-deductible, encouraging members to increase their contribution levels within the prescribed limits.
  • Tax-deductible premiums: the Trustee of the SMSF may be able to claim a tax deduction on the insurance premiums paid by the fund which reduces tax paid on capital gains, investment earnings and other taxable contributions received.

 

Superannuation is a detailed area which changes from time to time, so we suggest you obtain tax or accounting advice when considering your taxation affairs or those of your SMSF.

 

NobleOak’s Life Insurance

Taking Life Insurance through your SMSF can be a simple and cost-effective way to provide for your family, and protect other SMSF members, if you were to pass away.
Some of the benefits of choosing NobleOak’s Life Insurance cover:

High cover levels

You can apply for up to $25 million cover for Life Cover, and up to $5 million for Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Insurance, without having to go through a financial adviser.

Competitive premiums

We look to keep an eye on our overheads and this can mean competitive premiums for you.

Fully underwritten cover

We take the time to get to know you upfront with a comprehensive underwriting process. That gives you more certainty at claim time.

There are potential benefits of buying Life Insurance through your SMSF.

For example, you can pay your premiums from the fund instead of out of your own pocket.

Your SMSF may be able to claim a tax deduction on the premiums which reduces tax paid on capital gains, investment earnings and other taxable contributions received. Keep in mind though that superannuation is a detailed area which changes from time to time, so we suggest you obtain tax or accounting advice when considering your taxation affairs or those of your SMSF.

NobleOak Premium Life Direct offers high levels of cover. You can apply for up to $15 million cover of Life Cover and up to $5 million of Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) cover, without having to go through a financial adviser.

In addition, NobleOak provides the flexibility to move your insurance out of your SMSF without cancelling your plan.
This could be beneficial if your SMSF members’ requirements changes, or you no longer want to pay premiums out of your SMSF funds.

Policies, terms and conditions vary between Insurance Providers, so it’s always advised to read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and compare covers before you apply for Life Insurance. Because superannuation is a complex area which changes from time to time, and each person’s tax situation is specific, we suggest you obtain tax or accounting advice when considering your taxation affairs in the superannuation context.

Download the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS)

4 Reasons to choose NobleOak

While we are very proud of the Life Insurance cover we provide, a simple belief in 'doing the right thing' sets us apart.

Low insurance premiums

At NobleOak, you buy directly from us,
so you don't pay for
unnecessary overheads.

Fully underwritten insurance

We only offer fully underwritten cover.
This minimises the risk of unforeseen delays
or surprises in the event of a claim.

Simple & straightforward policies

We aim to avoid overly complex terms.
We simply provide a range of great value,
quality cover options.

Award winning life cover

We are the only Life Insurer to win the Canstar Outstanding Value Award for Direct Life Insurance for nine consecutive years from 2016 to 2024.

Australia's most awarded direct life insurer five years running (2019 - 2023)

Our outstanding value life insurance products and personal service has resulted in us being the most awarded Direct Life Insurer for the past five years
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