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Mortgage and Rent Insurance

With house prices and rent costs what they are (i.e. expensive) it makes sense to make sure you can cover them right?

What is Mortgage and Rent Insurance?

Mortgage and Rent Insurance will give you regular monthly payments if you’re unable to work due to illness or injury. And your payments won’t be affected by any ACC support you receive.

There are several ways Mortgage and Rent Insurance can be used:

  • Residential property - can cover up to 110% of your mortgage repayments, this allows a little extra to help with rates, insurance or maintenance
  • Investment property – can help you cover mortgage payments on your investment properties
  • Your rent – can help you cover your rent payments


Mortgage and Rent Insurance benefits 

Total disablement

Pays you a monthly benefit if you become totally disabled and can’t work

Partial disablement

Pays you a monthly benefit if you become totally disabled and remain partly disabled over time

Recurrent disability

Pays you a monthly benefit if you suffer the same sickness or disabled within a year

Disability reset

Allows you to claim again if you suffer a related sickness or injury

Rehabilitation and retraining support

Helps you with your rehabilitation and retraining costs

Pregnancy premium waiver

We’ll pay your premiums if you become pregnant

Optional benefits you can choose to include:

If you have an existing policy with Asteron Life, your policy may be different from our current on-sale products, so it’s a good idea to check things with your adviser.

There are terms and conditions that apply to all benefits within Mortgage & Rent Insurance. Don't worry though, your adviser can take you through these and what they mean.

Other types of cover

Another option you could consider is Workability Insurance which also provides a monthly benefit. Workability Insurance is a form of Income Protection but it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles so can be a great cost effective option.

Workability Insurance


Talking to an adviser will help you focus on what’s important to you, and it's even more effective with a little preparation.

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If you would like to know more about Mortgage & Rent Insurance we can put you in touch with an adviser who can explain the different options available.

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Frequently asked questions

How is it different to Income Protection Insurance?

Mortgage and Rent Insurance is generally for people who want to just protect the roof over their head if something should happen, and can look after other expenses using other means. Your adviser will be able to discuss which policy works for you. What's great is that it also pays the benefit even if you’re receiving ACC weekly compensation if an accident has stopped you from working.

How long will I have to wait before my payments start? 

When you set up your policy, you’ll decide how long the wait period is before you start receiving payments. Chat to your adviser about the different options – there’s 30, 60 or 90 days wait to choose from.