If you are insured under an AIA workplace insurance plan with your employer, and you are either leaving service or you have left service within the last 45 days (or in the last 60 days in some plans), then you will likely have a continuation option under the plan. This means that you are able to take out an insurance policy directly with AIA, up to the amount of cover you had under your employer’s plan, on favourable terms.
The Value of a Continuation Option
Continuation options are valuable. They enable you to take out insurance cover without undergoing any medical examinations or tests, or answering any health questions. All you need do is to complete a simple online form to apply for your cover. This means that any medical condition or state of health which you may have developed after obtaining cover under your employer’s plan is disregarded when you exercise your continuation option.
Continuation options are particularly valuable if you gained admission to your employer’s plan under the plan’s automatic acceptance terms. This means that any medical condition or state of health which you may have developed both before and after joining your employer’s plan is disregarded when you exercise your continuation option. In other words, no medical condition or state of health which you may have developed in your entire lifetime can be considered when you apply to continue your cover.
- Any continuation option which you may obtain is subject to all of the terms and conditions set out in your employer’s workplace insurance policy.
- In particular, for any continuation option which you exercise, AIA will issue an individual policy without further evidence of health at the rate of premium then in use by AIA for such policy having regard to any conditions of membership under your employer’s workplace insurance policy, your age, gender and smoker status, your new occupation, the type of insurance you select and any particular hazard attributable to circumstances other than health.
- This website does not provide personalised advice, and it takes no account of your personal insurance needs or circumstances. In particular, the information in this website is not personalised financial advice for the purposes of the Financial Advisers Act 2008 and should not be relied upon in making a decision about insurance.