If you die or are terminally ill, you or your beneficiaries will receive a payment, in addition to your super.More on Death cover
We understand the risks of working in the building, construction and allied industries. It’s an unpleasant thought, but what would you do if something happened to you and you were no longer able to work because of serious illness or injury? How long could your family survive without a regular income if you passed away?
Cbus is proud to offer our members insurance options that can be tailored to meet the needs of people working in the building, construction and allied industries.
When you join Cbus Industry Super, most members qualify for our default level of Death and Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD) cover.
We also offer eligible members access to higher levels of cover appropriate to your circumstances and needs, as well as Income Protection cover for Professional and Non-manual occupations.
The cost of insurance is paid direct from your super account, so you won't need to budget to make insurance payments provided you have enough money in your super account. You'll have peace of mind knowing you're covered.
You perform manual or physical work, and spend more than 20% of your working time outside an office environment. Manual cover is our default cover for members.
You perform work of a clerical administrative, managerial or professional nature, and don’t perform any manual (physical) work and you spend a minimum of 80% of your time in an office environment.
You are employed in the electrical, electronic and communications industries (within a classification set out in Schedule B of the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2010).
You perform work of a sedentary, professional nature, with an annual taxable income of more than $100,000 (which can be pro-rated for permanent part-time workers) and have a university qualification, or you’re a Senior or Executive Manager.
For everything you need to know about our policy offering, terms and conditions click on the links below.
If you’re self-employed and operating as a sole trader or in an unincorporated partnership, you may be eligible for default Death and TPD cover when you join Cbus.
You’ll also be eligible for default Income Protection cover so if you’re temporarily unable to work because of an accident, and you meet the requirements of the Cbus Insurance Policy, you’ll receive a regular income payment.
You can apply to change your cover any time after you join.
If you’re not receiving employer contributions, you can apply to become a Cbus Personal Super member. After you join you can apply for the insurance cover that gives you the level of financial protection you need.
If you're working in a Professional or Non-manual occupation, you can apply for Income Protection cover through Industry Super. This cover provides a monthly income if you can't work because of an accident or illness.
Many Cbus members already have Income Protection cover as part of their employment arrangements, so please check your terms and conditions of employment for any existing cover before applying through Cbus.
To increase your insurance cover, log in to your member account, click on the ‘Insurance details’ tab across the top and then click the button ‘Change insurance or track existing application’.
Alternatively, you can download and complete an application form and send it back to us.
If you have any questions or if you’d like us to send you the form, call us on .
Read more about insurance cover for Sole Trader and Personal Super members, and Income Protection cover for Industry Super members.
Cbus has been involved with other industry participants in the development of the Insurance in Superannuation Voluntary Code of Practice. While Cbus already meets many of the requirements, we will be starting to implement the Voluntary Code of Practice from 1 July 2018.
The Code of Practice requires compliance by no later than 30 June 2021 and for funds to provide details on their website of a transition plan by 31 December 2018.
The overarching objective of the Code of Practice is to improve the insurance in superannuation offered to you, and the processes by which we provide insurance benefits to you.
Making a claim can be a daunting and emotional process. If you or your family needs to make a claim, we’re here to offer support and guidance.
Call us on 1300 722 152 and we’ll provide a dedicated case manager to issue you with the relevant forms and answer your questions. They’ll help progress your claim as quickly as possible.
Read more about TPD payments to understand if you qualify and what your options are.
Based on your stage of life and financial needs, we can help you work out whether you should change your level of cover.
Call Cbus Advice Services on 1300 361 784(option 4). We can help you work out the cover that's right for you.
Insurance is provided by TAL Life Limited ABN 70 050 109 450 AFSL 237848.
The information in this insurance section provides a brief overview of the insurance types available through Cbus. It does not include all eligibility conditions for acceptance or payment of insurance benefits.
For more information, we recommend you read the appropriate Product Disclosure Statement and the relevant Insurance Handbook for your membership.