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One in five adults in Australia goes without general insurance protection for their household contents, car or home. Many of these people are uninsured, not because they don’t want insurance, but because they can’t afford traditional cover.

For these people, replacing essential items like computers and whitegoods or repairing a car, can cause financial hardship and significantly disrupt  their daily lives – often these items are simply too expensive to replace.

Good Shepherd Microfinance’s Good Insurance program works with Australia’s largest insurance companies to create affordable and simple insurance policies for people on low incomes. These products enable people to insure their household belongings or cars, so they’re protected if things go wrong.

If an insurance policy has been developed with Good Insurance, you know it has been designed for the customer, that it has affordable premiums with no or negligible excesses, and that there are flexible payment options available.

Good Insurance co-created Australia’s first two insurance products designed for people on low incomes.

Essentials by AAI, developed with Suncorp, allows customers to comprehensively insure their car, their home contents or both. Customers can also choose to pay premiums annually, or in monthly or fortnightly instalments, and use Centrepay to manage payments.

Essentials by AAI, has won awards for innovation at the Australian Insurance Industry Awards the Canstar Awards, Money Magazine Awards and the AB+F Insurance Awards.

You can find out more about Essentials by AAI through selected community organisations that are part of Good Shepherd Microfinance’s national provider network or by calling 1800 429 598.

Insurance 4 That, developed with Insurance Australia Group (IAG), is a single-item insurance solution. It provides an alternative to traditional contents insurance by enabling people to insure individual items and nominate the insured value of these items. It also gives customers the option to take out additional cover for portable items against theft anywhere in Australia, and comes with flexible payment options.

Essentials by AAI<br />
2016 Innovation of the Year

Essentials by AAI
2016 Innovation of the Year

Latest News from Good Insurance

22 December 2016

It’s time to disaster proof your finances

Natural disasters are a frightening reality of the Australian Summer but, with the right insurance, our finances can weather the storm. Good Shepherd Microfinance's Renee Hancock on her top five insurance tips.

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22 September 2015

Australian-first insurance for people on low incomes

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20 April 2017 Media Release

Good Money store in Southport provides support for people on low incomes

Queensland’s first Good Money community finance store has opened on Nerang Street at Southport, providing access to the No Interest Loan Scheme, the StepUP low interest loan, as well as dedicated financial counselling support.

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21 October 2015

Insurance for people on low incomes wins product and innovation of the year

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No Interest Loans (NILS) Coronavirus Relief

No Interest Loans and financial information for anyone adversely impacted by the Coronavirus will be made available soon. These loans of up to $1500 or more will provide financial relief for household products and bills with a payment period of 18 months. However, anyone needing immediate assistance can apply for a NILS loan through our existing program, although this loan has narrower criteria and is not for bills. For further information about a NILS loan, please call us on 1300 770 550.