Example case studies
Case study 1: A small business owner who is also a key person of the business dies, becomes disabled or suffers an illness.
1. Protect the business from the loss of the key person and resulting loss of revenue along with providing funding if necessary to recruit and train a replacement.
2. Protect the business assets by providing funding to repay any loans which may now become payable.
3. Protect the remaining business owners via funding for any business succession agreements in the event a business owner needs to sell their share due to permanent disability or death.
1. In the event of a claim, the monthly benefit from a Key Person Income policy may be able to help put the business in a position to survive the loss of one of its most valuable key people by providing monthly benefits for up to 12 months.
2. The proceeds from any lump sum benefit policies may allow the business to repay any loans, without the risk of having to sell any assets that are critical to the successful operation of the business.
3. The proceeds from any Term Life, TPD or Living Insurance policies may be used to fund business succession agreements.
Case study 2: A sole trader becomes sick or suffers an injury.
1. Assist the business so that it can continue to pay its fixed expenses such as rent, utility bills, rates and salaries of non-income producing staff.
2. Protect the personal income of the sick or injured person.
1. The proceeds from a Business Overheads policy can help the business survive by allowing the business to receive monthly benefits for up to 12 months. This can help the business continue to pay bills, interest loan repayments and non-income producing employee salaries. The premiums for business overheads policies are generally tax deductible, and the proceeds generally treated as assessable income.
2. The proceeds of an Income Protection policy can help your client and their family continue to meet their personal living expenses during your client’s time off work.