Your Policy Schedule shows you the amount of money you’d be eligible to receive if you make a claim. But what it doesn’t show you is the extra support that may be available to you at claim time.
For example some of the additional benefits and services you may be able to access include:
Financial Advice Benefit
Managing a large lump sum payment can be a source of financial stress, particularly when you’re focused on your health and family. To help you make the most of your insurance benefit, the Financial Advice Benefit can reimburse up to $2,000 of the adviser service fee for a financial plan when you receive a full Trauma Benefit, TPD Benefit or Terminal Illness Benefit.
Grief Support Program
If you pass away or are diagnosed with a terminal illness, counselling could play an important role in helping you and your family. The Grief Support Program reimburses the cost of a professional counsellor for up to 6 hours, capped at $1,200.
To help income protection claimants make a successful and sustainable return to work, there are a range of complimentary services that can be tailored to the individual. That may include:
1. Building your resilience – Helping you engage the right allied health professional (e.g. social worker, psychologist, rehabilitation counsellor, occupational therapist or exercise physiologist) to help you manage adversity and move forward.
2. Exploring your career options – Connecting you with a vocational specialist who can help you explore your career options, including potentially retraining to expand your choices or improving your job-seeking skill, if returning to work in the same job isn’t possible.
3. Restarting or restructure your business – Connecting you with a business coach who can help you make a successful return to work, including restructuring or re-starting a new business if your previous business is no longer viable.
4. Planning your return to work – Connecting you with a return to work specialist who can meet with you and your employer and develop a step-by-step plan to gradually increase your hours and duties, ensuring your role is safe and sustainable.