In continuing to do the small something’s, those extra one percent’s that support us in achieving our dream of helping people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives, we’ve made some changes to our Priority Protection PDS. We’re also supporting clients as they return to life and work after an illness or injury.
Here at AIA, we’re on a mission to make Australia the best protected nation in the world. Hear how we supported Sally as she recovered from cancer.
While our life insurance is here to provide financial support when serious health conditions arise, there are many other benefits available to AIA Priority Protection policy holders. For example, AIA Rehabilitation can help AIA Priority protection policy holders prepare for a return to life and work after an illness or injury.
Sally *, a 45-year-old Executive was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and ceased work to undergo chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant.
Sally’s main challenges following her surgery included fatigue and peripheral neuropathy (pain in her feet) as a result of her cancer treatment. Sally attended regular physiotherapy and Pilates classes. The AIA Rehabilitation consultant offered return to work (RTW) assistance and a referral was made to a specialist occupational rehabilitation provider. An occupational therapist worked with Sally and completed an initial needs assessment and workstation assessment. Ergonomic advice including equipment recommendations were provided and adjustments made to Sally’s workstation to ensure her return to work was not going to aggravate her symptoms and assist with a safe and sustainable return to work. A graduated return to work plan was developed in consultation with Sally’s doctor.
The occupational therapist also addressed Sally’s fatigue and foot pain and provided fatigue self-assessment checklists as well as education around time management and pacing strategies to manage her work and activities of daily living.
The occupational therapist monitored Sally’s RTW over the next 10 months and continued to liaise with Sally’s medical team on a monthly basis as the graduated RTW Plan was slowly upgraded.
Sally achieved full-time hours and duties with ongoing support provided. Sally reported significant improvements in fatigue and was extremely grateful for the assistance provided to help her regain her normal work routine and also for the guidance and education that enabled her to self-manage her fatigue and foot pain.
*Name and personal details changed due to privacy reasons
New Priority Protection PDS
On 12 June 2022, we launched our new Product Disclosure Statement and new Prioriy Protection documents for all applications. Learn more about the changes we’ve made.
Income tiering increase
Our NEW Increase to Income Replacement Tiering for IP CORE customers means our initial income tier increases from $200,000 to $240,000
Priority Protection superannuation plans
Change of fund name – there’s nothing you need to do!
Effective 1 May 2022 the name of the fund that applies to members that hold an AIA Priority Protection Superannuation Plan has changed from the Aon Master Trust to the Smart Future Trust. This is a name change only and has no material impact on the operations of the Fund. This change does not impact your client’s policy and there is no action you need to take.
By delivering these updates, the team at AIA Australia are committed to ensuring we continue to bring the latest innovations to our customers through you, our valued adviser partners. You can access a full Summary of Changes here.
AIA Vitality starter – From 1 July 2022, AIA Health members who hold a Basic or a Basic Plus Hospital product will be moved from AIA Vitality to AIA Vitality Starter. AIA Vitality Starter is an introductory program, with similar benefits and rewards to AIA Vitality, with a lower monthly fee of $6. You can find out more about AIA Vitality and AIA Vitality Starter here. Your clients will be able to upgrade to the full AIA Vitality program through their eligible AIA Priority Protection policies.
For more information about AIAA’s Priority Protection contact your AIAA Client Development Manager or Associate, or our Adviser Support team on 1800 033 490.