banner
Confident financial planner talking to couple

Getting the most from your income protection

Income protection insurance is one of the most important insurance covers you can have. As we have said before, your ability to earn an income is your greatest asset. Many income protection policies also come with add-ons. These vary between

...Read more

Does your health insurance cover cancer

How well does your medical insurance cover cancer?

Cancer is a scary diagnosis and it is important to have an accurate understanding of the role health insurance can play in access to different treatments. The cost of cancer treatment can be high, and not all the medications that

...Read more

Should you insure your children

Do children need insurance?

When putting insurance policies in place, the first point of reference is always the breadwinner. However, it is so important to realise that none of us stand in isolation and that something happening to any member of your family is

...Read more

How to make an insurance claim

How to make an insurance claim

Once insurance cover is in place it is something we rarely think about – until it is time to make a claim. The circumstances around making a claim are likely to be stressful, to make the process as smooth as

...Read more

What is Total and Permanent Disability cover and how does it work?

Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Cover is an easy one to explain, because it offers you just that – insurance cover should you become totally and permanently disabled. There is some nuance to how it works, so let’s take a

...Read more

office-2820890_1280

What is an enduring power of attorney – and why do you need it?

Getting life insurance, trauma cover, total and permanent disability cover, and creating a will are great first steps in your estate planning. The next, and more often overlooked step, is to create an enduring power of attorney (EPA). In New

...Read more

life insurance nz

Protecting your most valuable asset

Ask people what their most valuable asset is and they will likely tell you it is their home. And should you probe further you will find they probably have their home well insured. Great! Chances are they will have life

...Read more

6 Insurance Myths – Busted!

Like any industry, there are some persistent myths and misunderstandings around insurance. We are absolutely passionate about what we offer as advisers, and the products that we select for our clients, so we’d like to clear up some common misconceptions.

...Read more

How to find a GP

Health: The importance of your relationship with your GP

Having a GP (general practitioner) you have a good relationship with is a vital part of your healthcare plan. While having health insurance in place is important, if you become unwell your GP will be your first point of call

...Read more

woman-994616_1280

Income protection cover to the rescue

If Beverley Main could tell people one thing about insurance, it would be that even if the premiums feel expensive, it is worth it, because you never know what is around the corner. Beverley has had a long relationship with

...Read more

calculator-1680905_1280

The Four Pillars of Plus4 Insurance Solutions

At Plus4 we have a promise we make to our customers: “Choosing the best of the best for you”. This promise represents our point of difference, is the statement that we live by, and has remained unchanged since Plus4 was

...Read more

Key person insurance

What is Key Person Insurance?

If you are a small business owner, you need to think about Key Person Insurance. In fact, it may well be a better and more useful insurance option for you than income protection insurance. Key Person Insurance is ideal for

...Read more

Plus4 Claims Advocacy team

Do you know about our Claims Advocacy Team?

When you get your life insurance, trauma cover, income protection insurance or health insurance though a Plus4 adviser, you automatically have access to the Plus4 Claims Advocacy Team. This is a great benefit, let us explain why. If we believe

...Read more

Do you need life insurance

Do you need life insurance? And how much?

Helping our clients with life insurance is a key part of what we do here at Plus4. It’s an important topic, so we’ve answered some of the most common questions people ask us. Do I need life insurance? What sets

...Read more

Why you should have a will

Why you need a will, and how to write one

Everyone knows that having a will is really important, but it can seem overwhelming and hard to start the process of creating it. Like having life insurance, health insurance and trauma insurance, the benefits of a will are easy to

...Read more

insurance review

Is it too late to claim? The value of regular reviews

When conducting an insurance review with an existing or new client, we can come across situations where something has happened, the client’s insurance covers it, but they haven’t made a claim. When life throws a curveball, there can be a

...Read more

keep-safe-this-summer

Keep safe this summer

We are all looking forward to a well-earned summer break. While having sufficient health insurance, income insurance and life insurance in place is a vital safety net, it pays to put some effort into not needing to use them. This

...Read more

how-an-adviser-works-with-you

7 steps to getting the best insurance cover

Want to get the best insurance cover for you and your family? Here is how you do it: Using an adviser is always going to get you the best life insurance, income protection and health insurance to suit your budget,

...Read more

meeting-1702638_1280

How can you reduce your income protection premiums?

As we get older some insurance premiums inevitably increase. We often have clients come in wanting discuss how they can lower their income protection or considering dropping it completely, as what they are spending on premiums becomes a burden that

...Read more

relationship-between-insurance-and-mortgage

How does your mortgage influence your insurance choices?

Getting adequate insurance cover is an important part of the getting-a-mortgage process – and one the bank wants taken care of before things go further. This includes life insurance, trauma insurance, income insurance and, of course, mortgage insurance. Often when

...Read more

financial coersion

Is that short term incentive really best for your long term insurance plan?

We are all keen for a bargain when we can get one, and getting personal insurance cover is no different.  But the reality is that jumping on board with a policy because of a special offer is rarely a good

...Read more

FA Act change image

Welcome changes to the Financial Advisers Act

In a recent press release our Group General Manager, Peter Standish welcomed the planned changes to the Financial Advisers Act (FAA) announced recently (13 July 2016) by the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith. Plus4 Group General Manager Peter

...Read more

should you insure a non working spouse

Are you both insured? Here is why you should be

Does someone not earning an income need personal insurance cover? We very strongly believe they do. We have written before about the importance of income protection, as your ability to earn an income is your greatest asset. To this end,

...Read more

Level term vs YRT comparison

Why you should consider a Level Term life policy

Did you know there are two different ways of setting up your life insurance cover? While the cover you receive is the same, the way the payments are set up – and how much you pay over the long term

...Read more

Change ahead - compressed

The insurance world keeps changing

The insurance world keeps changing. Many insurance companies are continually making changes to their policies. Lately, Southern Cross have been amending their health policies. Now, many of the popular covers offered through them have unlimited limits for medical procedures. No

...Read more

do childen need health insurance

Should you get health cover for your children?

With GP visits free to children under 13, getting medical cover for your healthy, active children may seem unnecessary. There are a number of reasons we think it is worth considering. In our previous blog on health insurance (you can

...Read more

Life Insurance compressed

Why you should be careful who you buy life insurance from!

Why you should be careful who you buy life insurance from! Yes, I am about to put it out there, not all life insurance is the same. For example, if you have ANZ Life and Living Insurance  cover you will

...Read more

Infographic-trauma-cover-01 (2)

Trauma Protection – why do you need it?

Trauma protection can be a misunderstood member of the personal cover family and we would like to provide some clarity. Trauma protection is a personal cover providing a lump sum payment in the event of a diagnosis of certain illnesses

...Read more

Happy Funerals compressed

Funerals

I have been to a lot of funerals over the last two months. It might be something in my line of work or perhaps just one of those stages in life I’m going through. So I thought I would share

...Read more

ACC Cover Plus

What is ACC Cover Plus? And ACC Cover Plus Extra?

In our previous blog we covered what ACC is and what it does and doesn’t cover. However once you move into the self-employed space things can get a little trickier and that is where ACC Cover Plus and ACC Cover

...Read more

subscribe to our blog


 

Our Clients Agree

Here are a few reviews from some of our existing clients around New Zealand