The Accident & Illness policies are in place to provide income support for all members who have sustained an injury or suffering from an illness. The policy does not contain any specific exclusion or conditions that exclude a pandemic event as COVID – 19 has been declared.
If you contract the virus and you are unable to work, it is likely that your policy will provide cover.
Please note, all the terms, conditions and exclusions of the policy still apply, such as the waiting period, up to date employer payments etc. For further information, please refer to the Accident & Illness Benefits Program brochure.
As with any claim, you need to provide medical evidence of the diagnosis. In relation to COVID – 19 claims, you will need to provide a copy of the positive test results, which should be provided by your doctor/clinic/hospital that undertook the test.