Financial strength rating

Cigna Life Insurance NZ Limited ("Cigna") has an A- (Excellent) financial strength rating which was given by A.M Best Company Inc. The rating scale is:

Secure Vulnerable
A++ A+ Superior B B- Fair
A A- Excellent C++ C+ Marginal
B++ B + Good C C- Weak
      D   Poor
      E   Under regulatory Supervision
      F   In Liquidation
      S   Suspended

Income Protection

If you're unable to work due to injury or illness, your groceries, power bills, fuel and your rent or mortgage still need to be paid. Cigna can help make sure your family’s everyday essentials are still covered with income protection insurance.

The benefits of Income Protection Insurance with Cigna

Cigna’s Income Protection Insurance provides you with a monthly payment to help you cover the bills if you’ve suffered from injury or illness. It’s easy to apply for online.

Other benefits for income protection:

  • Receive up to 75% of your income, every month you're off work - for up to 2 years. 
  • Select how long you have to be off work before you receive payments
  • Choose a payment period to suit you
  • Access to lower premiums for a longer wait period
  • Choose how long Cigna makes payments for (6, 12 or 24 months). The shorter the payment term you choose, the lower your premium will be.
  • Receive healthy living rewards, including a $100 Healthy Living bonus after a year of no claims.
  • Receive 10% off your first year's premiums*

If you decide within 30 days that the cover is not for you, we'll refund your premiums - no questions asked. If you don’t need full cover, read more about Cigna Bill Cover.

Apply for Income Protection Insurance today

Protect your greatest asset and apply online today. It only takes about five minutes. Alternatively, call our friendly Customer Service Team on 0800 244 006 and they can process your application over the phone.

Common questions about Income Protection Insurance

How much income protection cover do I need?

The level of income protection cover you choose will depend on your needs. Things you'll need to consider:

  • Do you have mortgage payments to cover?
  • How about credit card bills or hire purchases? 
  • Is your income covering all your regular spending such as groceries, electricity bill etc or does your spouse or partner work and contribute too?

Can I use my income benefit money on anything?

If your claim is accepted, it's up to you to decide how to use the money. Maybe you'll need to cover bills - such as your mortgage, day-to-day bills, or to ensure that your family's lifestyle is less affected by your inability to work.

Can my spouse/partner be covered too?

We don't offer joint income protection cover but your spouse/partner can apply for Income Protection from Cigna separately.

More information about Cigna’s Income Protection Insurance policy

For some special risk occupations, there is a maximum monthly pay out of $3,000. We recommend you read the brochure and the policy wording for full product information.

Cigna Income Protection Insurance is open to all NZ residents aged 18-59 working for 25 or more hours a week. Claims that arise from a pre-existing condition you had in the two years before your income protection cover start date are excluded. Income protection expires on the anniversary of your policy after your 65th birthday. We also suggest that you talk to your tax adviser regarding the tax status of the policy premiums and benefits as they relate to you.

If you’d like more information, please check the policy wording or phone us on 0800 244 006.

* Discount available until 30th September 2016