What is Personal Accident Insurance?

While we all hope that an accident never happens to us, being prepared, just in case anything happens, can give us invaluable peace of mind. Taking out our Personal Accident cover gives you just that. If you’re injured, admitted to hospital, become disabled or pass away due to an accident, this policy will cover you. With no medical examinations required and a discount when you add your partner or spouse, this insurance will be there for you when you need it most.

What is covered?

What is covered?

 

  • A tax-free lumpsum will be paid out in the event of disablement or death of the policy holder.
  • Non-medical expense cover payout will be done following hospitalisation resulting from an accident. Benefit payout is calculated from the first day of hospital admission.
  • Expo-Sure cover – gives you access to HIV testing and treatment after accidental exposure.

Children's Benefits

 

Children are also covered for the maximum amounts below:

  • R10 000 for children unborn to 6 years old.
  • R30 000 for children 7 to 14 years old.
  • 25% of the main member’s cover for children between 15 and 21, and up to 25 if they are registered full-time students.

Hospitalisation

 

In the event that you are hospitalised, as a result of an accident, we will cover non-medical expenses from the first day of hospital admission, up to a maximum of 104 weeks.

Death Cover

 

Should you die as a result of an accident, we will compensate your nominated beneficiary/ies or estate to the level of cover chosen. Compensation will be paid in one lump sum and this payment will be tax-free.

Total permanent disablement cover

 

Should you suffer disablement as a result of an accident, we will compensate you according to the scale of benefits and level of cover chosen.

Important To Note:

THE PERSONAL ACCIDENT POLICY IS NOT A MEDICAL SCHEME AND THE COVER IS NOT THE SAME AS THAT OF A MEDICAL SCHEME. THIS POLICY IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL SCHEME MEMBERSHIP.


Frequently Asked Questions
What is excluded from my cover?
  • Self-inflicted injury.
  • Injury due to mental disability.
  • Hospitalisation, disablement or death as a result of a hazardous pursuit.
  • Hospitalisation, disablement or death as a result of alcohol or drug abuse.
  • Non-accident-related hospitalisation.
  • Death and disability as a result of an accident or injury that occurred prior to the commencement of this policy.
  • Suicide.
  • Death and injury as a result of natural causes.

 

Refer to Terms and Conditions for a full list of exclusions.

How do I make amendments?
  • To make amendments to your policy, call our customer care centre on 0860 10 95 71 and one of our helpful consultants will assist you.
  • Any change or cancellation will be effective from the time and date agreed to.
  • If we need to make changes or cancel your policy we will give you 31 days’ written notice.
How do I claim?

To claim on your policy you need to contact our call centre on 0860 10 95 71 from Monday to Friday, between 08:00 and 17:00 and one of our helpful consultants will guide you through the process.

How do my payments work?

Your policy is payable on a monthly basis through debit order. Your premium is deducted on the date stated on your schedule to provide cover for the following month.

If, in the month after the activation of your policy (and onwards), we do not receive your premium on the due deduction date, you will be allowed a 15-day period of grace in which to pay your premium. If we still do not receive your premium after these 15 days, you will not have cover for that month.

To download your Personal Accident terms and conditions, click here

 

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