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We aim to help protect Australian families from financial loss caused by death, illness or disability by providing a free online insurance comparison service.

We are passionate about providing you with the information and technology needed to make an informed purchasing-decision regarding a policy that meets your requirements and budget.

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In the News

7 October 2019

Life Insurance for Selfie Deaths

Russell Cain, CEO of LifeInsuranceDirect, says we need to start thinking about high risk selfie taking the same way we approach activities such as skydiving

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7 October 2019

Life Insurance for Selfie Deaths

Cain says taking selfies at dangerous locations may fall into the same category as extreme sports

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15 May 2017

Medicare Levy Increase a Concern for Riskies

Life Insurance Direct chief executive officer Russell Cain said the Medicare Levy will have a large impact on Australian families’ disposable income.

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18 July 2016

Direct Insurance Consistently Overpriced

lifeinsurancedirect.com.au, compared 13 direct insurance offerings with 11 major retail advised insurance offerings and found the average cost of direct insurance was over 45% more expensive.

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18 July 2016

Avoid Being Overcharged on Your Life Insurance Premiums

Life Insurance Direct has done extensive research of more than 3,000 quotes from 32 brands to launch the 2016 Life Insurance Direct Quote Index.

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2 February 2016

Don’t take ‘no’ for an answer and talk to a specialist

Consumers who experience difficulty getting insurance – including life, income protection, trauma or total and permanent disability (TPD) – need to be determined and keep trying.

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30 November 2015

How to make yourself more insurable

Despite their usefulness, generalisations aren’t always entirely reliable, they can often be misleading, and at other times, simply wrong.

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7 October 2015

Life Insurers Profits Up But You Still Pay More

The recent reporting season has revealed that, despite crying poor, life insurers’ profits are still increasing.

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7 September 2015

Life Insurance Direct Questions Premium Price Spike

lifeinsurancedirect.com.au is questioning whether the current spike in premiums on life insurance offered by insurers to consumers via financial advisers amounts to price gouging.

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12 August 2015

Life Insurance Direct: Protect our firefighters

“Australia has an obligation to ensure that our firefighters, who face greater health risks . . . are adequately covered,” Mr Cain said.

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12 August 2015

Life Insurance Direct: Protect Our Firefighters

A Bill recently introduced into the Queensland Parliament has highlighted the need for Australia to commit to better protecting firefighters, according to LifeInsuranceDirect.com.au.

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10 July 2015

Life Insurance Commissions – Perception Versus Reality

Life insurers are allowing a misperception that advisers are being paid upfront commissions of up to 120% to continue, according to Life Insurance Direct.

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July 2015

Summary and Findings of Both Historical and Proposed Commissions and Premium Research

This data was analysed by Life Insurance Direct Australia from records of over 3000 retail client transactions.

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18 June 2015

Life Insurance – Are You Paying Too Much?

With the plethora of life insurance offers now being marketed to Australians, consumers may be confused about which policies are more affordable, according to Life Insurance Direct Australia (Life Insurance Direct) CEO, Russell Cain.

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