You’re more likely to recover than ever due to medical advances.
Which is great news but also means you need to think about those ongoing financial responsibilities.
When it comes to serious medical issues or illness, you can’t afford to muck around. Nobody wants to have to think about this stuff, but you may not be able to work as usual, and your care costs can mount up quickly. Trauma cover can take away a lot of the financial pain, so you can focus on getting better while still being able to cover medical and recovery costs.
Trauma cover pays out a lump sum if you suffer from a condition named in the insurance policy, like a heart attack, cancer, stroke, angioplasty and more. We also offer Trauma multi cover which offers the opportunity to claim for up to five unrelated medical conditions. Find out more about Trauma multi here.
It’s a great way to take off some of the financial pressures. Plus, if you have kids, they’re covered for most of the same conditions you are – for free. See the info sheet for more information about the child’s benefit.
You pay an amount of money (called a ‘premium’) for a policy. The policy is a contract so you know exactly what we’ll pay out for. As long as you keep paying for your insurance with us, and the policy terms and conditions have been met, we’ll pay out for everything we agreed.
If you’ve been overseas for over 3 months and you suffer from a condition named in the policy, a relocation payment is available to help cover the cost of getting you back to NZ (conditions apply).
We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions about this cover.
For a good overview of the ins and outs, it’s worth reading the info sheet.
Yes - you’ll need to be between 16 and 64 if you want this cover on its own – or 69 if you’re taking it out as an accelerated benefit with your Life assurance (otherwise known as Life insurance) – meaning any payout will be deducted from your total Life cover amount.
Standalone cover (which won’t affect the total amount covered by your Life cover) lasts until you’re 70 – while an accelerated benefit (see above) lasts for life.
$2 million – either as a standalone benefit for as an accelerated benefit that’s taken from your Life cover (otherwise known as Life insurance).
You can pay fortnightly, monthly or annually – whatever works best with your budget.
At the start of the policy you can choose whether you want your premiums to increase each year (called Yearly Renewable Term) or be fixed for the life of your policy (called Level Term).
With Level Term, the premiums start out a bit higher than yearly renewable, BUT the amount you pay remains the same for the term of the policy.
With Yearly Renewable Term, your premium increases each year based on things like your age, gender, smoker status and your amount of cover. You’ll receive a note letting you know your adjusted premium.
A combination of Level Term and Yearly Renewable Term can help provide flexibility and certainty. Ask your adviser about this, or give us a call on 0800 88 22 88.
All of your children (by birth or adoption – aged between 2 and 20) are covered for either $50,000 or 20% of your cover amount (whichever’s the lower amount) if they experience any of the conditions outlined in your policy – provided they weren’t actually born with that condition. You can find out more about the ins and outs of this benefit in the info sheet.
Yes – there are certain events where you can choose to increase your trauma cover once they’ve taken place without the need for more medical evidence. These include getting married or entering a civil union, having kids or taking out a mortgage, along with a number of other things. You can find out more by taking a look at the info sheet.
If you have bought ‘Trauma Reinstatement’ option you can start up your trauma cover again 12 months after you’ve made a claim – but you won’t be able to claim for the same condition twice. There are a few other conditions as well – so it’s worth reading over them in our info sheet.
* Fidelity Life has an A- (Excellent) financial strength rating from A.M. Best. The rating scale that this rating forms part of is available for inspection at our offices. For more information please visit fidelitylife.co.nz/about-us/our-financial-strength/
Disclaimer – the information contained in this webpage is a summary of the key points of this insurance policy and is general in nature. It is not, and is not intended to be, a policy document.
Details of definitions, benefits, standard exclusions/limitations, terms and conditions are contained in the full policy documentation which is available from your financial adviser. Please refer to current policy documents for specific details. This webpage does not provide a personalised financial advice service.