What is Progressive Care Insurance?
Progressive Care insurance is a policy which pays a non-taxable lump sum benefit if you develop any one of a number of specified medical conditions. The benefit amount ranges from 10% to 100% of the specified cover amount under the policy, based on the severity of the condition. The policy enables multiple benefit payments.
AIA Living Progressive Care
Progressive Care provides cover for more than 60 medical conditions.
You never know when you might be afflicted by a serious medical condition. And it's not just your health you need to worry about – What about the financial impact it could have on you or your family?
|Minimum commencement age||2*|
|Maximum commencement age||70|
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Covered Medical Conditions
Progressive Care insurance covers more than 60 medical conditions across 5 categories:
|Any malignant tumour|
|Any prostate cancer|
|Any malignant melanoma|
|Urinary bladder cancer|
|Any malignant brain tumour|
|Any benign brain or spinal cord tumour|
|Any bone marrow or stem cell transplant|
|Transplant waiting list for bone marrow transplant|
|CIN-3, VIN-3, PIN-3|
Heart and Arteries
|Any heart attack|
|Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest|
|Coronary artery bypass graft|
|Heart valve surgery|
|Minor heart valve surgery|
|Severe congestive cardiac failure|
|Severe peripheral vascular disease|
Brain and Nerves
|Any dementia and Alzheimer’s disease|
|Any Parkinson’s disease|
|Major head trauma|
|Motor neurone disease|
|Any multiple sclerosis|
|Any muscular dystrophy|
Loss of Function
|Paralysis – Diplegia and Hemiplegia|
|Loss of independent existence|
|Severe burns/ Major burns/ Serious burns|
|Any loss of sight|
|Loss of sight on one eye and one limb|
|Any loss of hearing|
|Loss of speech|
|Loss of limbs|
|Intensive care benefit|
|Paraplegia/ Quadriplegia/ Tetraplegia|
Other Health Conditions
|Chronic liver failure|
|Chronic lung failure|
|Chronic kidney failure|
|Primary pulmonary hypertension|
|Major organ transplant (or transplant waiting list)|
|Acute renal dialysis|
|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Removal of large bowel|
|Severe rheumatoid arthritis|
|Severe ulcerative colitis|
|Severe Crohn’s disease|
|Advanced Type 1 diabetes|
|Type 1 diabetes|
|Advanced Type 2 diabetes|
|HIV and advanced AIDS|
|Systemic lupus erythematosus|
|Severe illness or injury|
A 3 month stand down period (from the date the Progressive Care Benefit commences) applies to certain conditions. Please refer to the Policy Wording for full details, including when a stand down period applies.
Progressive Care insurance includes a comprehensive range of benefits:
Progressive Care Benefit
Progressive Care covers more than 60 medical conditions across five categories:
Receive a benefit payment based on the severity of your condition. Receive 10%, 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% of the sum insured in each category.
Unlike traditional trauma products, your cover will not cease after you make a claim. You can make additional claims if your condition gets worse, you suffer from a more severe, related condition, or you suffer from a new condition.
Includes cover if you suffer a major medical condition that isn’t specifically listed in the policy wording but meets AIA’s definition of a severe illness or injury. See the Policy Wording for details.
Special Events Increase Facility
You can increase the amount of cover under your policy following certain life events, without any medical questions, examinations or tests. A premium will be applied to the additional cover.
Future Insurability Benefit
You can increase the amount of cover under your policy at every third policy anniversary date by up to 20% of the original cover (up to a maximum of $200,000), without any medical evidence. An increase in premium applies.
Financial and Legal Advice Benefit
After you receive your claim payment, get reimbursed for up to $2,500 (including GST) for financial planning fees paid to an accredited adviser or for legal advice from a legal professional approved by AIA.
Children’s Trauma Benefit
If a child of yours (aged between 2 years and 21 years) suffers an applicable condition, this benefit will pay 50% of the sum assured (up to $50,000). This benefit provides trauma cover for your children at no additional cost.
Payment of this benefit will not reduce the Progressive Care Benefit.
Newborn Children’s Benefit
If your biological child is born with one of five defined congenital conditions and survives for 30 days after birth, receive a benefit of 50% of the sum assured (up to $50,000).
Payment of this benefit will not reduce the Progressive Care Benefit.
Return Home Benefit
If you are outside New Zealand and suffer from, for the first time, a covered condition, AIA will reimburse the cost of a standard economy flight back to New Zealand for you and one support person, up to a total cost of $10,000.
Parents Grieving Benefit
AIA will pay a Parents Grieving Benefit if a child of yours dies before age 21. A benefit will even be paid if a child of yours dies prior to birth but after at least 24 weeks gestation and you are the biological mother of the child. If the child is under age 10, the amount payable is $2,000 (the maximum under law), otherwise the amount payable is $15,000.
Get reimbursed for up to $2,500 (including GST) for the cost of a psychiatrist or psychologist consultation and/or counselling where the support treatments and/or consultations directly relate to a claim under the Progressive Care Benefit.
Suspension of Cover Benefit
Flexibility to suspend your cover for up to 12 months if you:
No premium will be payable during the period that cover is suspended. No claim will be payable for any condition that occurs during the period that cover is suspended.
Children’s Trauma Conversion Facility
The Children’s Trauma Benefit can be converted to a standalone Progressive Care Benefit, or an accelerated Progressive Care Benefit with an equal amount of Life Cover, of up to 50% of the original sum assured (up to a maximum of $50,000), without further medical evidence.
Premium Conversion Facility
At any time before age 65, you can convert all or part of your Progressive Care Benefit from a Rate for Age premium structure to a Level premium structure without needing to produce further medical evidence.
Please refer to the Policy Wording for full details of all benefits and any associated terms and conditions.
Progressive Care insurance includes the following great features:
The policy is underwritten by AIA New Zealand Limited, New Zealand’s largest life insurer. AIA New Zealand Limited has an AA (Very Strong) financial strength rating from Fitch Ratings.
24 x 7 Worldwide Cover
Whether you’re at home, travelling or working anywhere for any period (including overseas, even if you move overseas permanently), you remain insured.
Lump Sum, Tax-Free Benefits
Under current legislation, any and all benefits payable under the Progressive Care Benefit are paid as tax-free lump sum benefits, directly to the policy owner.
If any change is made to the underlying AIA Living policy in the future, and that change would be favourable to you, then the Enhancement Pass Back Benefit means that the enhanced change will automatically be applied (passed back) to your policy. Conditions apply.
If at any time during the 15 days following receipt of your policy you do not wish to continue with your cover (for whatever reason at all), you can return your policy for a full refund of all premiums paid.
Please refer to the Policy Wording for full details and any associated terms and conditions.
AIA Vitality is a science-backed health and wellbeing program that supports and rewards you for making healthier choices.
Premiums for eligible insurance policies that cover you may be discounted in certain circumstances based on your membership and participation in the AIA Vitality program. You’ll receive an initial 10% premium discount in your first year.
A membership fee of $11.50 per month per member applies.
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- The above identifies and provides a brief summary only of the principal benefits under the policy. Please refer to the Policy Wording for full details of all benefits and the terms and conditions under which they are provided.