How it works.

Term Cover starts with life cover.

Life cover (the Death/Terminal Illness Benefit) is a simple way to look after those you care about if you die or are diagnosed with a terminal illness with less than 12 months to live.

With life cover, you can also add optional cover for critical illness or injury, or loss of income.

Optional benefits.

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Crisis Cover

Crisis Cover can help you to get life back on track if you suffer a specified critical illness or injury. It could pay a lump sum, which reduces the sum insured on your Death/Terminal Illness Benefit.

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Income Cover

Income Cover could pay you a monthly benefit if you’re unable to work because of serious illness or injury.

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Redundancy or Bankruptcy Cover

Unfortunately, we’re currently unable to accept new applications for the Redundancy/Bankruptcy Cover Benefit. If you’re an existing policy holder, your cover is unaffected.

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Features.

We pay claims fast

Once we have everything we need, most claims are paid out in 7 days. In the event of death, we can pay an Immediate Support Benefit in advance, to help with costs. This payment is 10% of the Death/Terminal Illness Benefit sum insured (up to a maximum of $15,000).

Enjoy any policy improvements automatically

If we improve our Term Cover in a way that doesn’t increase our standard premium rates, we’ll automatically update your policy so you can enjoy the benefits too.

You can increase your cover after a special event

No medical information is needed if you want to increase your Death/Terminal Illness Benefit or optional Crisis Cover Benefit within three months of getting married, receiving a pay rise or other defined special events, if you satisfy a few conditions.

Relax with a 30-day free look

If you decide the cover isn’t for you during the 30-day free look period, just notify us and we’ll refund any premiums you’ve paid.

Have a read of the policy wording

Find more information in the Term Cover policy document including full details on exclusions and limits on cover. Please read it carefully so you fully understand the cover. 

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Things you should know.

Westpac Term Cover is arranged by Westpac New Zealand Limited (“Westpac”) and underwritten by Westpac Life-NZ-Limited (“Westpac Life”), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Westpac Financial Services Group-NZ-Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141, incorporated in Australia. None of Westpac Banking Corporation, Westpac, or any other member of the Westpac group of companies guarantee the obligations of, or any products issued by, Westpac Life. Westpac will receive commission payments as a result of the arrangement of Westpac Life insurance policies. See Westpac Life’s Solvency. See Westpac Life's Financial Strength Rating.

Terms, conditions, exclusions and limits apply to Westpac Term Cover. A policy document may be downloaded here as a PDF or obtained from any Westpac branch free of charge. The availability of any insurance cover is subject to the acceptance and approval of a complete application.

Any payment is subject to your claim being accepted.