Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance
Around six million people across Australia volunteer their time and skills to help causes they care about, and volunteers are the lifeblood of many Australian charities. But volunteers may not be covered by insurance policies that protect employees – so what happens if a volunteer gets injured in the course of their work? What can you do to help give them the protection they deserve?
We've teamed up with Aon, the approved insurance broker for Volunteering Australia, to let you know about a broad and cost-competitive personal accident insurance product for volunteers of any age, anywhere in Australia.*
Volunteer Personal Accident Insurance in brief*
Aon's volunteer insurance has been specifically designed for organisations that rely on the valuable contribution of volunteers. It may also be suitable for individuals who volunteer for charities that do not have a volunteer personal accident policy in place, so you can help protect yourself in case something should go wrong while you are volunteering.
As an organisation you can buy this cover as a standalone policy or as part of a broader insurance package.
If an accident while volunteering for your organisation leaves you no longer able to do their everyday job, the financial impact could be devastating. To help assist Aon's volunteer personal accident insurance can provide weekly benefits (your choice of up to $500 or up to $1k per week) for up to two years to cover lost income in these circumstances. Be sure to check out the PDS and full policy terms and conditions for full details.
Many volunteer insurance policies have age limits – but not when you buy your volunteer personal accident insurance through Aon's volunteer insurance policy. As long as your volunteers are able to take instructions and work alone you can take out this cover to help protect them. Please note that that all benefits may not be available to those aged 60 years or over.*
Aon's volunteer personal accident cover can help protect volunteers anywhere in Australia, including while travelling in association with their volunteer work.
If the very worst should happen, Aon have built a broad range of benefits into its volunteer insurance, including a choice of $25k, $50k or $100k death benefit, up to $10k funeral expenses cover and up to $10k cover for home or car modifications resulting from quadriplegia or paraplegia. There's also up to $10k built-in cover for medical expenses not covered by Medicare and $1k for pharmaceutical expenses.*
It's quick and easy to buy volunteer personal accident cover – when you apply online, Aon will ask you to answer five simple questions to provide an on-the-spot quote, and you can buy cover instantly in just four steps.
We know that you expect high-quality products at affordable prices from 1300 Insurance, so we've teamed up with one of Australia's leading insurance brokers – who also happen to be the approved insurance broker for Volunteering Australia – to let you know about this specialised volunteer personal accident insurance cover.
Aon's volunteer personal accident insurance is designed to give your valuable volunteers cover for medical expenses and lost income if something happens in the course of their volunteering. It's also available if you're an individual volunteer and you want to help protect yourself while volunteering.
If an accident while volunteering leaves a volunteer unable to do their regular job, Aon's volunteer personal accident insurance can help cover them for lost income for up to two years (104 weeks). This is paid as a weekly benefit, covering the lower of the actual amount of income they have lost, or the amount you choose to insure (either $500 a week or $1k a week)*.
If a volunteer is a homemaker who does not have another job but is injured to the point where they can't carry out their domestic duties (including child care), the policy also can include cover for the costs of emergency help at home.
Other built-in features of Aon's volunteer insurance policy include a choice of $25k, $50k or $100k death / disablement cover, with lump-sum payments on a sliding scale for the following serious injuries:
|Injury resulting directly in:||COMPENSATION
(% of sum insured)
|Permanent total disablement||100%|
|Permanent and incurable paralysis all limbs||100%|
|Permanent total loss of sight of both eyes||100%|
|Permanent total loss of sight of one eye||100%|
|Permanent total loss of use of two limbs||100%|
|Permanent total loss of use of one limb||100%|
|Permanent and incurable insanity||100%|
Permanent total loss of hearing in
a) both ears
b) one ear
|Permanent total loss of four fingers and thumb of either hand||80%|
|Permanent total loss of the lens of one eye||60%|
|Permanent total loss of use of four fingers of either hand||50%|
|Third degree burns and/or resultant disfigurement which covers more than 40% of the entire external body||50%|
Permanent total loss of use of one thumb of either hand
a) both joints
b) one joint
Permanent total loss of use of fingers of either hand
a) three joints
b) two joints
c) one joint
Permanent total loss of use of toes of either foot
a) all – one foot
b) great – both joints
c) great – one joint
d) other than great, each toe
|Fractured leg or patella with established non-union||10%|
|Shortening of leg by least 5cm||7.5%|
|Permanent disability not otherwise provided for||Such percentage of the sum insured as we shall in Our absolute discretion determine|
|Temporary total disablement caused directly and solely by injury||Weekly benefits equalling the lower of the amount of income lost, or the amount insured in the policy|
|Temporary partial disablement caused directly and solely by Injury||25% of the amount payable for temporary total disablement|
PERMANENT TOTAL DISABLEMENT means disablement resulting from an Injury and which has lasted for at least twelve (12) calendar months from the date of such Injury and which thereafter is beyond hope of improvement and which entirely prevents you from carrying on your usual occupation or business.
Aon's volunteer personal accident insurance following a claim under the policy can also provide cover for up to $10k funeral expenses, up to $10k per claim for medical expenses not covered by Medicare, $10k cover for home or car modifications resulting from quadriplegia or paraplegia, and an additional $3k for out-of-pocket expenses and $1k for pharmaceutical expenses relating to the injury.
When you buy your volunteer insurance through Aon there is no age limit for volunteers covered by your policy, provided that they can take directions and work alone without supervision. However, there are limits on some benefits for volunteers over the age of 60, so be sure to check the PDS and full policy terms and conditions for full details.
General exclusions applicable to the policy
General Exclusions apply to all covers and the Policy unless they are expressly stated not to apply.
How to buy cover
Buying your volunteer personal accident insurance through Aon couldn't be easier. Simply click here to BUY NOW, and Aon will ask you to answer five quick questions for an instant quote. Then all you need to do is complete the four simple steps to buy online, and your cover will start the instant Aon accepts your application and issues your policy documents.
Need to claim?
If a volunteer is injured in the course of their work you need an insurance provider that will act fast to help them cope with the financial impact. That's why we've partnered with one of Australia's leading insurance brokers to bring you this policy.
To make a claim, contact Aon as quickly as possible by phone on 1800 123 266, by emailing at [email protected], or by writing to Aon at PO Box 1331, Parramatta, 2124.
This publication has been prepared in conjunction with Aon Risk Services Australia Limited ABN 17 000 434 720 AFSL 241141 (Aon). We are not in a position to provide any advice in relation to this product apart from factual information about cover. All enquiries about this cover should be directed to Aon at 1800 123 266.
*Full policy terms and conditions apply. Please contact us for a copy. The information contained on this page is general in nature and should not be relied on as advice (personal or otherwise) because your personal needs, objectives and financial situation have not been considered. So before deciding whether a particular product is right for you, please consider the relevant Product Disclosure Statement or obtain qualified professional advice.
1300 Insurance Pty Ltd ABN 50 124 845 727 (1300 Insurance) acts as a referrer to Aon. Please note that 1300 Insurance will receive remuneration that is a percentage of the premium if you decide to purchase this insurance. If you require any further information, please let us know.
Buying your volunteer personal accident insurance through 1300 Insurance couldn’t be easier.
Simply click here to BUY NOW, and our partner, AON, will ask you to answer five quick questions for an instant quote.
Then all you need to do is complete the four simple steps to buy online, and your cover will start the instant AON accepts your application and issues your policy documents.
In most cases, you can get volunteer personal accident insurance on the spot, and have your cover in place within minutes. If your needs are more complex, you may be asked to contact one of AON’s friendly advisors to provide additional information or discuss your requirements in more detail.
Your cover will start the moment AON accepts your application and issues your policy documents.
If a volunteer is injured in the course of their work you need an insurance provider that will act fast to help them cope with the financial impact. That’s why we’ve partnered with one of Australia’s leading insurers to bring you this policy.
To make a claim, contact AON as quickly as possible by phone: 1800 123 266, email: [email protected], or post: PO Box 1331, Parramatta, 2124.
Volunteer personal accident insurance provides cover for your volunteers anywhere in Australia – including while they are travelling in connection with their volunteer work. It offers a comprehensive suite of benefits including:
- Up to two years lost income
- Death and disablement cover
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses not covered by Medicare
- Home or car modifications resulting from quadriplegia or paraplegia
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pharmaceutical expenses
Conditions and limits apply to each type of benefit – please refer to the PDS for full details of what is covered and benefit limits.
The cost of your volunteer personal accident insurance will depend on a number of factors, including:
- The number of volunteers you wish to insure
- Whether they will be working indoors or outdoors
- Whether they will be involved in any hazardous activities like kitchen duties, or working with animals
Your premiums may also be impacted if you or any of your volunteers have made a claim exceeding $5,000 on a similar policy during the past seven years.
Before you buy any type of insurance, you have a duty of disclosure to tell the insurer anything you know and that a reasonable person in the circumstances would include in their answer, to any questions the insurer asks that are relevant to their decision to insure you and on what terms.
This duty applies until the insurer agrees to insure you. If you don’t comply, the insurer may cancel your contract, reduce the amount payable for a claim, or both. If your failure is fraudulent, the insurer can refuse a claim and treat the contract as if it never existed.
All the speciality insurance products we offer are underwritten by AON Risk Services Australia Limited | ABN 17 000 434 720 | AFSL 241141.
AON is an Australian Insurer authorised to conduct insurance business in Australia by the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA).
AON is a member of the Insurance Council of Australia and subscribes to the General Insurance Code of Practice.
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