Learn more about your cover's flexible features
Since 1 October 2017, AMP Life no longer accepts applications for new Flexible Lifetime – Protection
If you have an existing Flexible Lifetime – Protection plan, understanding what your insurance covers you for and the features it offers can help you make the most of your policy. Here, we highlight some of the features that an FLP policy may have, speak to your adviser about the features the policy you hold may offer.
Types of cover
There were many benefits available in a Flexible Lifetime – Protection plan and whether you have Life, Total and Permanent Disablement (TPD), Trauma, Income Protection or Business Overheads insurance cover, you know you have peace of mind. An FLP policy may include these cover types1:
Death and terminal illness cover
Can provide a payout to your beneficiaries (usually your family) if you pass away, or if you are diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Income protection cover
Can provide financial support if you become temporarily unable to work due to injury or illness by replacing up to 75% of your income during this time.
Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) cover
Can provide a payment if you become totally and permanently disabled and are unable to work.
Can provide a lump sum benefit if you are diagnosed with a certain illness which affects your ability to work, such as cancer or a stroke.
Business Overheads cover
Can provide a monthly benefit if you have a business and you become totally or partially disabled through an injury or illness, and you are unable to work.
This article is a highlight of the features that an FLP policy may have, please refer to your own policy for specific details applicable. This article does not consider your individual circumstance; you may wish to speak to your adviser about the way these features operate and how they may apply to your circumstance.
|Feature||What it means for you?||What cover it applies to|
|Advancement of funeral expenses||We will pay up to $20,000 of your sum insured in advance to cover funeral expenses.||Death and terminal illness|
|24-hour worldwide cover||You're covered 24 hours a day, no matter where you are in the world.||Death and terminal illness, Income protection, TPD, Trauma|
|Guaranteed Future insurability||With this feature you can increase the Death cover and/or TPD cover and/or Trauma cover ‘insured amount’ for an ‘insured person’ without providing evidence of the ‘insured person’s’ health, occupation or pastimes when a specific event occurs, examples include, marriage, first home purchase, having a child.||Death and terminal illness, TPD, Trauma|
|Premium waiver||Feature was an option at policy commencement. If you are totally disabled before age 59, you don’t have to pay any life insurance premiums up until age 70. This was an additional premium option. It only applies if it is shown in the 'certificate of insurance' for the 'insured person'.||Death and terminal illness, TPD,|
|On hold feature||
To assist with a period of hardship upon loss of employment, you can put your Income Protection Plan on hold within the first 12 months after the ‘insured person’ temporarily leaves ‘remunerative work’. You must tell us in writing if you want to put your cover on hold.
While the Income Protection Plan is on hold a reduced premium is payable and there is no cover. This means we won’t pay for any illness or injury which happens while the Income Protection Plan is on hold. You can leave your plan on hold indefinitely until the plan ends.
1Check your Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), policy document and policy schedule for more details about the cover your policy offers.
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