When you should think about insurance

Insurance protects the things you care about so you don’t need to worry in case something happens. Major milestones and purchases are the perfect time to consider buying insurance.

As your life changes, so will your insurance needs

The following major milestones are a great time to think about what insurance you need to protect yourself.

Buying your first car

Before you buy a car, you’ll want to think about what sort of insurance you need. Depending on your circumstances, you may want to take out either CGU’s third-party or comprehensive car insurance.

Going overseas

Before you take off, make sure your trip is covered.  CGU’s travel insurance covers you for almost any mishap that could occur when travelling.

Moving out of home

When you move out of home, insurance may not be the first thing on your mind – but once you move out, you might want to consider taking out CGU’s contents insurance. Contents insurance protects you in case your belongings are stolen or damaged.

Buying a house

Most banks will require you to have home insurance if you are taking out a home loan with them.  This protects you in case your home is damaged and needs to be rebuilt.  People often combine home insurance (which covers your house) with contents insurance (which covers your belongings).  You can use CGU’s home and contents calculators to help in figuring out how much to insure your home and contents for.

Starting a family

One of the things you’ll want to consider when starting a family is how your family would be supported financially if you were to die or become terminally ill.  If the unthinkable happens, CGU’s life insurance pays a lump sum to your beneficiaries to help support your family’s future.

Buying an investment property

Own a flat, unit, apartment or house which you lease or rent to tenants? CGU’s landlords insurance protects your investment property which is rented out.