Our insurance beliefs

All of our work is grounded in eight insurance beliefs

We're always looking for ways to provide insurance cover that's suitable for all our members, and to ensure that they know what it means to have cover through Vision Super.

Safety net
We make sure everyone knows what they need to know. We take the time to communicate the important things.
Flexibility

We believe that our group policy should be understandable and flexible enough to meet members’ needs right across their life.

Eligibility

We believe we have a responsibility to balance our vision of helping members achieve the best possible retirement outcome and recognising that insurance premiums can erode members’ final retirement benefit.

Education

We believe that education is essential to help our members better engage and be more aware of their benefits.

Assessment

We believe that Income Protection, Total and Permanent Disability and Death claims must be assessed objectively based on their merits.

Sustainability

We believe that member insurance claims should be paid by the insurer, subject to meeting eligibility requirements and medical condition thresholds set out in the insurance policy.

Fairness

We believe claims without merit must be identified and not paid to avoid unnecessary premium increases for the broader membership.

Trust

We believe when delivering insurance to our members we should partner with a trusted and ethical organisation.

Frequently asked questions

If you change your employer in most instances you can request, they pay your super into your Vision Super account. Simply fill in the Choice of Fund form and hand it in to your payroll officer.

If you have to go with your employers default super fund you may be able to keep your insurance benefits with us because your insurance cover with Vision Super doesn’t necessarily cease when you change employers (provided that you satisfy the terms and conditions contained within the relevant insurance policy).

We’d encourage you to talk to us before you engage a lawyer. Vision Super pays more than 85% of insurance claims, so the likelihood is your claim will be paid if you work with us directly, and you’ll end up with more of your money. Many lawyers advertise that they’ll work for you on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, but if your claim is approved, they may take a large chunk of your payout – it can be around 30% of an entitlement. Our insurance team is here to help you through every step of the claims process, including all the paperwork, without having to get a lawyer involved and potentially losing money you need to pay for medical treatment or maintain your lifestyle.

Call us on 1300 300 820, and we will send you the required information. Your employer or legal representative may also call us to enquire on your behalf.

Yes, you can cancel your cover at any time. Any cancellation or reduction of cover will take effect from the date we receive your request or the date you specified in your request (as long as it’s after the date we receive it). If you are replacing your existing cover with an alternative cover, before cancelling we recommend that you have your replacement cover in place first. To talk to us about cancelling a policy, please call us on 1300 300 820.

If you are thinking about changing your insurance please consider seeking financial advice before making any changes to make sure it is right for you and your needs and circumstances.

 

You may be able to get cover if you have a pre-existing medical condition. You will just need to apply to remove the pre-existing condition exclusion when you join by filling in a Personal Statement. Our Insurer will review your application taking into consideration any pre-existing conditions and general health and advise if your request has been accepted.

If your application is unsuccessful,  there will be a two-year Pre-Existing Condition (PEC) exclusion on Death and TPD cover and Income Protection cover. This means that no benefit will be paid if you are totally and permanently disabled, terminally ill or die as a direct or indirect result of a pre-existing medical condition in the first two years of your insurance cover.

You can have multiple income protection policies, and there are legitimate reasons why people choose more than one product.

However, some income protection policies prevent claimants from receiving more than a certain percentage of their gross salary while off work. What that means is you could have three income protection policies that all offer payments equalling 75 per cent of your gross salary, but you wouldn’t be able to claim the full amount from all three. You would typically be limited to a combined maximum of 75 per cent across the policies.

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