Critical Illness cover is also known as Trauma cover and pays a lump sum benefit if the life insured suffers one of the defined Critical Illness events.
Sometimes even the healthiest people are diagnosed with illnesses they have little chance of preventing – like cancer. Critical Illness benefits are paid regardless of the life insured’s ability to work. The funds can be used for any purpose the Policy Owner chooses, whether for the reduction of debts, to seek specialist or alternative medical treatment, or make lifestyle changes (such as reducing working hours).
- Critical Illness cover
- What is covered?
Critical Illness cover can be added as an option to your Life cover policy.
The following 14 conditions are covered under Allianz’ Critical Illness cover:
- Open Chest Surgery10
- Coronary Artery By-Pass10
- Triple Vessel Angioplasty10
- Heart Attack10
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Motor Neurone Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Lung Failure
- Kidney Failure
- Liver Failure
- Major Organ Transplant
Each condition is assessed against a specific definition before any claim can be paid. These definitions are located in the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Policy Document.
Conditions marked with 10 such as Cancer, will not be paid if the condition occurs, is first diagnosed, becomes apparent or the recommendation for surgery is made within three months of:
- The commencement of the benefit; or
- Any increase in the benefit (but only in respect of the increase); or
- The reinstatement date where Allianz has agreed to reinstate the benefit after it has lapsed.
Allianz Critical Illness cover pays a lump sum in the event that the Life Insured suffers one of the defined Critical Illness events. The minimum Critical Illness cover amount that can be applied for is $50,000 and the maximum cover amount is $500,000. If you wish to apply for Critical Illness cover you must also apply for Life cover and the cover amount of the Critical Illness benefit cannot exceed the Life cover amount.
There are circumstances in which Allianz will not pay a benefit for Critical Illness. We will not pay a claim that arises directly or indirectly:
- Where the condition is a result of a self-inflicted Injury.
- No Critical Illness cover benefits will be paid in any circumstances if the Life Insured has not applied for the cover personally or where the application was completed on behalf of another person.
We may also decline a claim in circumstances of non-disclosure. For information on when we may refuse a claim due to non-disclosure please refer to “Important Information” section of the Allianz Life Plan Product Disclosure Statement and Policy Document (PDS).
- Inflation Proofing
Critical Illness cover amounts automatically increase each year to keep pace with inflation (the increase will be the greater of the increase in the CPI over the previous year or 5%). Each year premiums will be adjusted to reflect this increase and any increase can be declined, by advising us in writing.
- Guaranteed renewable policy
Once a policy has been accepted and issued, and provided premiums are paid as due, we guarantee to renew it until the life insured’s 70th birthday.
All Australian permanent residents between the ages of 16 to 55 (inclusive) may apply for Critical Illness cover. We will ask you some questions about your health, lifestyle and family medical history to determine whether or not we are able to offer you cover.
Allianz rated outstanding value for the fifth year by CANSTAR.
Allianz is proud to be named the winner of the Life Insurance Product of the Year Award at the 2012 Australian Banking and Finance Insurance Awards.
Product Disclosure Statement
For terms, conditions and exclusions of our insurance, please refer to the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS).