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It’s your personal contents that make the house your home – protect them with Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance.
Contents Insurance can cover your important items from damage or loss caused by insured events such as fire, storm or theft.
The better you understand your policy, the easier it will be if you ever have to claim.
Here is a limited summary of the benefits of a contents insurance policy. For full details of the standard terms, conditions, limits and exclusions that apply please read the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), any applicable supplementary PDS before making a decision to purchase the insurance. The Home Contents Key Fact Sheet (KFS) also sets out some information about the cover.
Select the cover to suit your needs.
Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance will cover your contents for loss or damage caused by an insured event both at your new and old address for up to 14 days after you first start to move. No cover is provided for loss or damage whilst contents are in transit (unless you have Accidental damage cover).
If your contents are damaged by an insured event during the period of insurance to such an extent that you can’t live in your home buildings, Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance will pay the additional costs for temporary accommodation for you up to 10% of the contents sum insured and up to $500 for temporary accommodation for your pets in a commercial boarding establishment.
Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance will also provide cover for property belonging to your guests, visitors and domestic helpers up to $5,000 (included in your contents sum insured), if it is lost or damaged as a result of an insured event that you are claiming for.
If your home buildings are damaged by an insured event and is unable to be lived in, Over Fifty’s Contents insurance will reimburse the reasonable costs to move and store your contents for the time necessary to repair or rebuild your home building or until you find alternative accommodation up to an maximum of 12 months.
Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance will pay up to 10% of the contents sum insured for removal of debris from the home building if your contents are damaged or destroyed by an insured event.
If your refrigerator or freezer breaks down and you lose your perishable food or medicine as a result, Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance for Renters will pay for you to replace it. If you claim for this benefit, excess will apply. If the spoilage is due to a natural disaster (declared by Allianz, the government or the Insurance Council of Australia ) the maximum Allianz will pay is $500. No excess will apply.
When you need to make a claim Allianz are there for you with 24 hour claims lodgement available online, or you can call the claims line to commence the claims process over the phone.
Over Fifty’s Contents Insurance will cover contents intended to be kept outside like your barbeque, outdoor furniture and childrens play equipment up to $2,000 in total.
Apply to add any of these optional covers for an additional premium and greater cover
The accidental damage cover option helps protect you in the event of accidental unexpected mishaps that are caused unintentionally – giving you greater coverage for your home contents.
Optional cover to protect your portable contents such as mobile phones, cameras and engagement rings in the event of theft or an accident at the insured address and when you take them out of your home, even when you are temporarily outside Australia for up to 120 continuous days in any period of insurance. Some portable contents must be specified as Listed Portable Contents with the full replacement value to be covered away from the home
The Motor burnout option covers you if an electrical current damages your household electrical motors. This cover is automatically included if you have taken optional Accidental Damage cover
Cover for a domestic worker (e.g. gardener or cleaner), if they are injured while working for you at the insured address. Only available in ACT, WA and TAS.
Flood cover may be available as an optional cover to your contents. A 72 hour exclusion period applies.
Contents insurance protects the belongings you have at the insured address: from your furniture, carpet and appliances to your BBQ and even your clothes, shoes and handbags. So, if any of the insured events happen during the period of insurance, we’ll generally pay to repair or replace your contents – up to the policy limits.
It’s up to you to decide the sums insured, and the type and level of cover that you want to take out. People generally want enough insurance to cover the property’s estimated replacement value. If you don’t have enough cover, you could end up having to cover some of the costs yourself. Remember, we will only pay up to the amount of your loss or the sum insured, whichever is the lesser (subject to the policy terms and conditions) – so you should also be careful not to over insure. That’s why we’ve provided the calculator. It works as a guide to help you estimate the replacement value of your home contents.
Do what you reasonably can to prevent any further loss, damage or liability. Tell the police as soon as reasonably possible about any malicious damage, theft, attempted theft, burglary or loss of insured property. Contact the Claims Call Centre on 1300 671 777 and advise the Claims Consultant of what has happened: the Claims Consultant will help you through the contents insurance claims process. In order to be sure that you are covered under this policy you should always contact us for approval before you incur expenses you wish to claim. If you do not, we will pay for expenses incurred to the amount we would have authorised had you asked us first.
Flood cover is an option on both Building and Contents in Home and Landlords policies. Please call us on 13 31 30 to find out whether you are eligible for Flood cover. For full details of terms, conditions, limits and exclusions of all our home insurance cover options, please refer to the relevant Product Disclosure Statement any supplementary PDS and Contents Key Fact Sheet.
This optional cover provides even more protection – it covers you in the event of damage caused by unexpected mishaps that are caused unintentionally not just the specified insured events. If you have Contents cover and take this option, the sort of mishaps you’ll be covered for include when you spill red wine on the carpet or lounge.
You can apply to add these options to your policy when you start or renew it (or during your period of insurance by contacting Over Fifty’s Insurance on 13 31 30). If you’re not sure whether you have added these cover options, you can check your policy schedule.