Recovery Insurance

Protecting you if you become critically ill or injured.

Key features

  • You can apply if you're between 18-59 years old
  • Cover available from $100K - $500K
  • Lump Sum Payment if you are diagnosed with a covered illness or injury
  • No medical tests required on application
  • Bundle with your Life Insurance for lower premiums

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What is Recovery Insurance?

Recovery Insurance gives you financial freedom if you become critically ill or injured and require extensive medical treatment to recover your health.

A lump sum payment from your Recovery Insurance policy gives you the financial security in the worst of times.

It allows you the financial freedom to access the best medical treatment available, pay for your rehabilitation, and cut back on your work hours to concentrate on your recovery.

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What am I covered for under Recovery Insurance?

You can tailor your cover to suit your individual needs. Your choice of cover will impact the types of events you can claim against.

You can choose all three types of cover, or two or just one. It's up to you.

Critical Injury Cover

You receive a lump sum payment to help you pay for support and treatment if you get a serious injury as a result of an Accident.

What you're covered for:

  • Severe Burns
  • Major Head Trauma
  • If your injury results in Intensive Care treatment
  • If your injury results in the permanent  conditions of Blindness, Loss of Hearing or Speech, Loss of a Single Limb, or Loss of Independent Existence
  • Critical Illness Cover

    You receive a lump sum payment so you can afford medical treatment if you’re diagnosed with a serious medical condition or illness.

    What you're covered for:

  • Heart conditions such as heart attack, or heart surgery
  • Neurological conditions, such as alzheimer’s disease, stroke or dementia
  • Organ disorders such as chronic kidney failure, or major organ transplants
  • Blood disorders such as aplastic anaemia
  • If your illness results in Intensive care treatment
  • If your illness results in a permanent condition such as blindness, loss of speech or hearing, loss of a single limb, or loss of independent existence
  • Cancer Cover

    You receive a lump sum payment so you can afford medical treatment if you’re diagnosed with a covered cancer.

    What you're covered for:

  • Melanoma
  • Malignant Tumours
  • Benign Brain Tumours
  • Early Stage Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
  • Carcinoma in Situ (e.g. breast cancer)
  • Early Stage Prostate Cancer
     
  • What important details do I need to know?

    What's not covered?

    You will only be covered for the events listed under the Cover type you choose.   E.g.  If you choose only Cancer Cover, you will not be covered for any events listed under Critical Injury Cover or Critical Illness Cover.

    Regardless of the cover types you choose:

    • No payment will be made if the event giving rise to the claim is caused directly  or indirectly by suicide within the first 13 months of the Cover Commencement Date and any increases in Cover, but only in respect of the increase
    • No payment will be made under Recovery Insurance unless you survive a Covered Event for at least 14 days  (does not apply if Recovery Insurance is bundled with Life Insurance)

    Before you apply...

    What's not covered?

    You will only be covered for the events listed under the Cover type you choose.   E.g.  If you choose only Cancer Cover, you will not be covered for any events listed under Critical Injury Cover or Critical Illness Cover.

    Regardless of the cover types you choose:

    • No payment will be made if the event giving rise to the claim is caused directly  or indirectly by suicide within the first 13 months of the Cover Commencement Date and any increases in Cover, but only in respect of the increase
    • No payment will be made under Recovery Insurance unless you survive a Covered Event for at least 14 days  (does not apply if Recovery Insurance is bundled with Life Insurance)

    During your application...

    Health & Lifestyle Assessment

    When you apply for TAL Lifetime Protection, you will be asked a number of questions related to your health and lifestyle. You can answer these online or over the phone.  No medicals are required.

    By agreeing to the Duty of Disclosure you have agreed to be honest and accurate in your answers to these questions. 

    Your answers to the questions may mean that you have increased risk factors under the Policy.

    In some cases we will be unable to provide you with all or some parts of the Cover for which you have applied.

    In other cases, Cover may be subject to conditions such as a Premium Loading, or an Exclusion.

    A Premium Loading will mean that you pay a higher premium for the Cover.

    An Exclusion will mean that you will not be Covered if you suffer a specified excluded medical condition, or you are injured or die as a result of participating in an excluded pastime or activity.

    After purchasing Recovery Insurance...

    Waiting Periods & Conditions

    If you have taken out Critical Illness Cover, a 3-month waiting period will apply to the following conditions before you can make a claim:

    • Angioplasty
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
    • Heart Attack
    • Heart Valve Surgery
    • Minor Heart Attack
    • Open Heart Surgery
    • Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest
    • Stroke
    • Triple Vessel Angioplasty

    Please note this condition:
    Any claim for a Minor Heart Attack will be paid at 25% of the Benefit Amount to a maximum of $50,000 and can only be claimed once.

    Medical Definitions
    The medical definitions for our products are regularly reviewed to ensure that the definitions remain current. Minimum standard medical definitions are set out in the Code of Practice and apply to standard Recovery Insurance where we issue your Life Insurance Policy on or after 1 July 2017.

    How much will it cost?

    At TAL, we understand that everyone is unique, so naturally your insurance should be too. That's why we've created TAL CoverBuilder to allow you to build your cover, your way.


    With Coverbuilder you can choose your insurance and your cover, tailor your cover amount and select the options that best suit you.

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    Why choose TAL as your Recovery Insurance provider?

    Australia's leading life insurer
    TAL is the leading life insurer in Australia
    TAL Customers
    3.7 million customers in Australia
    Commitment to Claims
    $1.3 Billion in claims paid in 2016


    What other benefits does Recovery Insurance include?

    Future Life Events

    Future Life Events means you can increase your Recovery Insurance Benefit Amount when specific life events occur, for example, getting married. This increase is not subject to the Health and Lifestyle Assessment.

    Some examples of applicable life events include:

    • You get married or divorced
    • You or your spouse become a parent through birth or adoption
    • Your child starts secondary school
    • You take out or increase a mortgage on your home

    See PDS for further details

     

    Future Life Events

    Future Life Events

    Future Life Events means you can increase your Recovery Insurance Benefit Amount when specific life events occur, for example, getting married. This increase is not subject to the Health and Lifestyle Assessment.

    Some examples of applicable life events include:

    • You get married or divorced
    • You or your spouse become a parent through birth or adoption
    • Your child starts secondary school
    • You take out or increase a mortgage on your home

    See PDS for further details

     

    Cover Pause

    Cover Pause

    You can pause your Cover for up to three months in the event of financial hardship. During Cover Pause you will not have to pay premiums.

    At the end of the Cover Pause period, you can re-start Cover without needing to go through the health and lifestyle assessment again.

    Once your Cover is restarted by paying your premium, a qualifying period of three months will apply, so you’ll be eligible to claim three months after you re-start your Cover.

    You will not be eligible to claim should you become ill or injured during the qualifying period or during the period your Cover is paused.

     See PDS for more details

    Inflation Protection

    Inflation Protection

    You can choose whether you want your Cover to increase each year in line with the cost of living – this will mean that your premium will increase each year as the Cover is increased through a process called Indexation.

    Inflation Protection automatically increases your Recovery Insurance cover amount by 5% every year, or by the Consumer Price Index - whichever is greater.

    Your premiums will also increase accordingly.  If you have a Stepped Premium Policy, it will mean that there are two reasons your Policy will increase each year.

    See PDS for further details

     

    Cancer Advancement Benefit

    Cancer Advancement Benefit (for Cancer Cover only)

    We will make an advance payment to you if you suffer one of the listed conditions:

    • Advancement Benefit Event
    • Carcinoma In Situ;
    • Diagnosed Benign Brain Tumour;
    • Early Stage Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia;
    • Early Stage Melanoma; or
    • Early Stage Prostate Cancer

    The Amount to be Paid is 25% of the Benefit Amount, up to $50,000

    The same Exclusions apply as for Cancer Cover.

    Any Cancer Cover Benefit paid under the Cancer Advancement will reduce the overall Recovery Insurance Benefit Amount by a corresponding amount.

    See PDS for further details.

    How do Claims work?

    Our Commitment to Claims

    At TAL, we understand that if you're making a claim then it is a difficult time, so we want to support you as best we can.

  • We aim to make the claims process as quick and easy as  possible
  • We assign you a Claims Manager to support you through a difficult time
  • We offer recovery support and rehabilitation services to help you lead as healthy and full life as possible
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    How to make a claim

    We understand you are unique, which makes your claim unique.

    Whether you've bought your policy directly from us, through your financial advisor, or through your superfund or employer,  we are here to guide you through the process.

    When you call, we'll talk through your circumstances and advise you of your next steps.

    Learn More

     


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