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Trauma insurance cover (or Critical Illness insurance) pays a cash lump sum to help with the financial stresses caused by a serious illness
Why is Trauma Insurance cover important?
Trauma insurance cover (also known as Critical Illness insurance) pays a cash lump sum if you are diagnosed with a serious medical condition such as cancer, stroke or heart attack.
Trauma insurance is intended to relieve financial pressure so that you can focus on your recovery. There can be expensive medical treatments involved and a period of time when you cannot work.
The trauma cover payout can be used for some of the following purposes:
- Pay out-of-pocket medical costs (not covered by your health insurance)
- Cover living expenses and childcare costs while you are recuperating
- Allow your spouse or family member to stop work to care for you
- Keep up debt repayments and possibly pay down debts
- Allow you to make lifestyle changes such as reducing work hours or increasing family time/holidays
Trauma cover can provide a financial buffer in the event of a serious medical condition. This can be important if you have limited savings to draw on, or if depleting your savings will mean a setback to other plans such as buying a home, or retiring.
However trauma cover is not intended to provide long term income replacement if you are not able to return to work again (this is better protected against using income protection insurance or TPD insurance).
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Although most Trauma insurance policies can be renewed to age 70, the premiums can become expensive as you get older. We can provide projections of the cost of stepped vs level premiums over time.
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Using claims statistics from ASIC and APRA we compare insurance companies based on:
- Trauma claims acceptance rates
- Average claim time in months
- Number of claim disputes (per 100,000 policies)
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- Customer service both during and after a trauma insurance application
- Experience when making a trauma insurance claim
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The average cost of $100,000 Trauma insurance cover in Australia for a non-smoking 40 year-old is $39.86 a month for a male and $43.90 a month for a female. Premiums vary widely so you need to Compare Quotes.
A serious illness such as cancer, heart attack or stroke, can result in financial stress. Out of pocket medical costs and loss of income can make it hard to pay bills and financial worries can inhibit recovery.
It is generally easier to claim on a trauma policy than a TPD policy as it does not have the same requirement for your condition to be permanent and prevent you from working again. A trauma claim may be made on diagnosis of one of the conditions specified under the policy.