1 Life direct – misleading advertising & so expensive!
Just saw the 1Lifedirect TV advert again this evening and it really gets my goat – their advert is so incrediblymisleading. It should come with a huge health warning similar to that on cigarette packets. They were offering a 44 year old male R1million life cover for just under R500 (if i remember correctly) and at the same time boasting about how cutting out the broker would save up to 22%.
While the 2nd part of the claim may be true, what is distressing is that I can buy R1million life cover through an insurance broker for about R190 per month. If I cut out the commission (broker) then that drops to about R144 per month which is less than 1/3 of what they claim to be able to offer without any commission on it.
What an unbelievable bunch of thieves! They are just like any of the other insurance companies in this country and on top of that, their claims to cut out the paper work could provide you with some very nasty surprises come claims stage.
Based on the quotes above, I would opt for the services of a broker every time – even at full commission.