The AMWU is proud to introduce a Journey Insurance policy for all full fee paying financial members via Coverforce Insurance Broking.
We have arranged the Insurance from 15 December 2013 so that members and their families have a safety net and are not exposed to loss of income if injured on the journey to and from work.
The Journey Accident Insurance does not replace previous Workers Compensation arrangements but does provide an alternative program for members, including the following benefits:
Weekly Accident Benefit up to 85% of a member’s weekly wage to maximum of $1,500 per week
We have elected a waiting period of fourteen (14) days
The maximum period that the benefit period is paid is 104 weeks
There is no death benefit with this Insurance offer - please consider your own personal requirements
Who is covered?
To be entitled to the benefits of the policy you must be an eligible financial member of the AMWU and be paying full dues. It is important to note that you must be a full member of the Union at the time of the accident to be covered under this policy.
Pre-existing conditions are not insured.
Am I required to take all my sick leave or any other leave before I can claim?
As there is a 14 day waiting period you may want to use sick pay or annual leave/RDO’s accruals during this period. Following the first 14 day waiting period, if you are eligible, income benefits will be paid to you.
Can I claim for any medical expenses incurred as a result of the Accident?
No - this is income protection insurance if you are unable to work due to an accident travelling to or from work. It is not medical insurance.
Making a Claim:
CoverForce is the Insurance Company that manages our policy.
You can contact them directly with any questions or for assistance: phone 1300 503 503.