Accidental Injury Cover – our new optional benefit

 

By  , Published 05th September, 2017.

Sovereign now offers Accidental Injury Cover, providing customers with financial protection in the event of accidental injury.

The cover can be taken by a broad range of new and existing customers, including homemakers and those outside paid employment. It is a new optional benefit that can be taken out with Sovereign’s TotalCareMax (TCM) products across the personal and business range.

“We know that experiencing an accidental injury can have an immediate impact on someone’s daily life. This up-front payment does not affect payments from ACC or other insurance cover and can be used for whatever our customer’s need - whether it’s covering treatment costs, getting taxis to work, hiring someone to help with children, running their business, or simply taking time off work to recover,” says Chief Officer Product and Marketing, Len Elikhis.

The product has been designed to complement the coverage provided by traditional Income Protection products and ACC.

“ACC’s income replacement cover is generally available to those in paid employment and can be limited to 80% of pre-disability income. Accidental Injury Cover pays a lump sum payment that can be used to top-up cover or to pay for support services not otherwise fully covered by ACC,” adds Elikhis.

Depending on their needs, Sovereign’s Accidental Injury Cover allows customers to be insured for between $500 and $5,000 a month, with no proof of income, no medical underwriting, and flat-rate pricing based on gender and smoking status. Customers can access between 2 and 12 months’ payment depending on the nature of their injury and treatment.

“Customers can claim across four injury categories, most of which are based on the treatment received for an accidental injury,” added Elikhis.

Sovereign’s Accidental Injury Cover is now available to new customers, as well as existing customers with a policy issued after February 2004.

ENDS

For more information please contact:
Rebecca Emery
DDI: 09 487 5602
Mobile: 027 558 0946
Email: rebecca.emery@sovereign.co.nz

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