Our conventional products - AMP Whole of Life Insurance and AMP Endowment Insurance - offer combined long-term investment and insurance products.
- Insurance is provided until a nominated maturity age (95 years for a Whole of Life) and bonuses add value to the sum insured for payment at maturity.
- Conventional plans are AMP Life's oldest products and were designed for individuals wanting investment and insurance products.
What are the features?
|Investments||Are combined long-term investment and insurance products|
Combined long-term and insurance products
Insurance for customers at a level premium which continues until the policy matures. There may be optional insurance cover on the plan
|Child advancements (non-super policies only)||Child Advancement policies are written on the life of a child. The policies mature and transfer to the child on the plan anniversary occurring on or during the 12 months before the child's 21st birthday|
|Premiums||You pay level premiums – this means the premium stays the same throughout the term of the policy (unless optional CPI increases have been chosen)|
There are two types of bonuses on these plans, annual and terminal. Bonuses add value to the sum insured and maturity value
Annual bonuses (also referred to as reversionary bonuses) are added annually and are guaranteed once declared
Terminal bonuses may be paid on maturity of the plan, death of the life insured or payment of a terminal illness claim on plans which have been valid for more than five years. Terminal bonuses are not guaranteed
You are able to monitor your accounts online through My AMP
Each year you will receive an annual statement on your policy
|Regular reporting||Superannuation customers have access to an annual report|
What are my product options?
- If you do not make any payments on the loan, in order to offset the interest, the accumulated debt may eventually exceed the value of the plan. If this happens the plan will lapse.
- Loan of policies are available for non- superannuation policies. Effective from 15 December 2020, the loan on policy interest rate is 4.50% p.a.
Extension of maturity date
- Whole of Life plans are assumed to end at age 95, but can be extended until the death of the life insured.
- Endowment plans can be extended by a minimum of five years (up to age 85) provided there is at least five years to the maturity date.
Change of terms
A change of term is an alteration of a conventional plan by changing the maturity date, premium paying term, or any other policy condition which necessitates a change to the original policy conditions.
Investment aim and strategy
The investment aim is to provide returns (after fees and before tax) that exceed inflation over the longer term, but with lower returns and less variability of returns than would be expected from an investment option with the same exposure to bonds, cash, shares and property. The investment strategy is to invest in a diversified portfolio. Changes to investments can be made according to the outlook for the various investment sectors and the nature of the plan.
The long term strategic mix of assets that back this plan are usually in the following ranges:
|Shares and alternative investments||15% - 50%|
|Property & Infrastructure||10% - 25%|
|Fixed interest and cash||30% - 70%|
AMP Life may alter the strategic mix of assets that back the plan at any time without notice to you.
Maturity and payment options
If you have paid premiums for at least two years, AMP Life will pay a surrender value on the early withdrawal of the policy. As an alternative you may cash in part or all of your bonuses or, for ordinary (ie non-superannuation) policies, take a loan against the policy.
You receive guaranteed payment of the sum insured and guaranteed payment of the annual bonuses previously declared. If the plan has been in force for at least five years, terminal bonuses may also be paid, although they are not guaranteed.
A guaranteed payment of the sum insured and guaranteed payment of the annual bonuses previously declared. If the plan has been in force for at least five years, terminal bonuses may also be paid, although they are not guaranteed.
Default payment on maturity
Whole of Life and Endowment plans (ordinary)
We’ll treat your money as unclaimed money and keep it in our unclaimed maturities account until we either need to transfer it to the relevant government body or receive your payment instructions (whichever happens first).
Whole of Life and Endowment plans (superannuation)
The plan benefits may be transferred to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) in accordance with the relevant legislation if we don’t receive your payment instructions.
Documents and downloads
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Life Insurance Code of Practice
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As a member of the FSC, AMP supports the Life Insurance Code of Practice. You can find more information here.