Secures your future if a serious illness or injury leaves you permanently disabled.
It's easy to take good health for granted. But the reality is, sometimes we become ill or have an accident and, if it's serious, we might be unable to work ever again. Permanent disability might not only prevent you from working and earning, it could substantially increase the cost of maintaining a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.
With Total Permanent Disablement (TPD) Insurance you will get a lump-sum payment which can assist with your mortgage, covering medical expenses, modifications to your home or other bills so you can focus on adapting to your new world.
Key Benefits Of Our TPD Insurance
- A lump sum to help cover costs such as medical treatments, employing a caregiver or ongoing household expenses.
- Access up to $15,000 to help modify your home or vehicle, or buy specialist medical equipment to help adjust to your new circumstances.
- Access to our Enhancement Pass Back Benefit which is our commitment to you to keep our insurance relevant. Changes we make to our AIA Living products in the future are automatically passed back to you, offering you even more at claim time.
This option pays a lump sum if it becomes unlikely that you'll ever be able to work in the specific occupation you were involved in immediately prior to incapacitation.
Being so incapacitated that it's unlikely you'll ever be able to work, which will pay remuneration greater than 25% of your pre-disability earnings, in your own or any occupation or gainful employment for which you are reasonably suited by education, training or experience.
Up to $15,000 (incl. GST) may be payable to cover costs of purchasing specialist equipment, completing home alterations or modifications for your vehicle which are necessary as a result of a TPD Benefit being payable.
Financial and Legal Advice Benefit
This enables you at claim time to access financial and legal advice from an AIA approved financial adviser or legal professional. AIA will reimburse you for fees up to $2,500 (incl. GST). This is a one-off payment across all AIA policies for each life assured.
Waiver of Total Permanent Disablement Waiting Period
If your medical condition enables an assessment to be made immediately that the disablement is total and permanent, and all the other claim requirements have been met then the normal three month waiting period is waived.
Premium Conversion Facility
You have the option to convert all or part of your sum assured to a level premium structure without further medical underwriting.
Partial Permanent Disablement Benefit
This is payable under certain circumstances (loss of sight in one eye, or loss of use of one hand or one foot); you may be entitled to the lesser of 25% of the sum assured or $100,000.
Special Events Increase Facility
Enables you to increase the sum assured under your cover following a significant event in your life which results in increasing financial responsibilities. These significant events include: having a child, your child starting secondary school, taking out or increasing a residential home loan or receiving a salary increase and other major events.
Suspension of Cover Benefit
AIA provide the flexibility to suspend your cover for up to 12 months, without medical evidence if you meet the following conditions:
- Take parental leave
- Take leave without pay for any reason
- Get made redundant
- Become unemployed
- Experience at least a 20% reduction in pay (comparing the most recent payslip against a previous payslip from the same year)
- If self-employed, experience a 30% reduction in revenue (by comparing one month's revenue against the same month for the previous year)
No benefits will be payable for any claim event which occurs during this suspension period.
Total Permanent Disablement Future Insurability Benefit
You can apply to increase your sum assured at every third policy anniversary without providing any further medical information. Limits and conditions apply and every increase in cover will require an increase in premium.
Disclaimer: Please note that the content provided in this article is intended as an overview and as general information only. While care is taken to ensure accuracy and reliability, the information provided is subject to continuous change and may not reflect current development or address your situation. Before making any decisions based on the information provided in this article, please use your discretion and seek independent guidance.