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Understanding business protection

Protect your business against the unexpected

A business is only as good as its people. Although you may have implemented plans to protect your buildings and equipment, it’s important you don’t forget about protecting one of your most important assets - your people.

Losing an owner or a key person who plays a fundamental role in the operation and growth of your business could have a devastating impact on your business. Business protection can help reduce this impact - choose from a range of options to build flexible cover that meets your needs.

What business protection can help protect against

If you, a co-owner, or a key person whose skills and knowledge are vital to your business’ success, died or suffered a serious illness or injury and was unable to work, consider some of the areas this could impact your business:

  • Revenue: A direct impact on sales can occur due to loss of a staff member who is fundamental to driving growth. This could be a top sales person or a specialist whose skills and knowledge would be difficult to replace.
  • Expenses: You may incur additional costs associated with replacing a key staff member, such as recruitment and training. Or, as a result of lower sales, you may need the financial assistance to ensure fixed expenses are still covered.
  • Relationships and contracts: You may experience the loss of key clients or a critical supplier if you lose a staff member who manages key relationships.

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What cover is right for my business?

There is a range of business protection options to choose from:

  • Business expenses cover: Receive funding to help repay your eligible business expenses such as business rent and power or to help cover the cost of a temporary replacement for you in your business if you’re unable to work due to illness or injury. 
  • Key person protection: If you or a key person is unable to work due to illness or injury, you could receive a monthly benefit up to an agreed value (maximum $10,000) to help keep your business running. You can also take Trauma, Life or Disability insurance over your key person and receive a lump sum payment at an agreed amount.
  • Shareholder protection: If you or your fellow shareholders are unable to work due to illness or injury, major trauma, disability or death, shareholder protection could pay a monthly benefit up to an agreed value (maximum $10,000). You can also take Trauma, Life or Disability insurance to protect for these events and receive a lump sum payment. 
  • Debt protection: If your business has debts, you may not be able to continue contractual repayments if you or a key person became disabled, died or suffered a specified major trauma. With Trauma, Life or Disability insurance you could receive a lump sum payment at an agreed amount to help meet your business’ debt obligations.

How an Adviser can help

To make sure you have the right protection for your business, it’s good to talk to an Adviser. They can help you get the right cover in place. Advisers can also provide ongoing support to ensure you continue to have the right cover in place when circumstances change.

Your business protection can be purpose built to address the areas of risk that most affect you.

An Adviser adds value by:

  • identifying your priorities
  • balancing your risks
  • offering options.

They will also continue to keep in touch and if the time comes to make a claim, you can call on your Adviser for help. Their knowledge and experience can make all the difference at a stressful time.

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This information provides a general summary of the key features of the products described and is subject to change without notice. Terms, conditions, criteria, definitions and exclusions apply as set out in the relevant policy document and schedule. In addition, waiting periods, qualifying periods, no claims periods, and/or survival periods may apply. Full details are set out in the policy document and schedule, which is available on request. Applications for cover are subject to approval by AMP Life Underwriting. 

The content on this website is for information only. The information is of a general nature and does not constitute financial advice or other professional advice. Before taking any action, you should always seek financial advice or other professional advice relevant to your personal circumstances. While care has been taken to supply information on this website that is accurate, no entity or person gives any warranty of reliability or accuracy, or accepts any responsibility arising in any way including from any error or omission.

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