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An accident can happen when you least expect it. If it happened to you, your family may very well need extra money to help make ends meet as they rebuild their lives.

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No Cost Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Plan

It pays to be a union member, and it pays to have added peace of mind protection with Union Plus. Enroll now to receive up to $20,000* of our No Cost To You Accidental Death Insurance Coverage provided exclusively by Union Plus for one full year. No medical exam needed for guaranteed acceptance accident insurance coverage.

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Overview

About Accidental Death Insurance

Losing a loved one is not only a personal loss but a financial one as well. Accidental Death Insurance coverage provides a benefit if you die or lose a limb, sight or are paralyzed as a result of a covered accident. This coverage is guaranteed acceptance and is available to union members for less than you may think.

NO-COST TO YOU ACCIDENTAL DEATH INSURANCE FOR UNION MEMBERS

Enroll today to receive up to $20,000 in Accidental Death Insurance and Accidental Death Insurance coverage.

There's no charge or commitment required for you to receive this coverage:

  • $10,000 of coverage for death due to any type of covered accident at home, at work or while commuting or traveling elsewhere in the world.
  • PLUS $10,000 of additional coverage against accidental death from a covered accident at your workplace.
  • Already have accident insurance? This no-cost to you accidental death insurance will increase the amount your beneficiaries will receive by up to $20,000 if you were to have a fatal motor vehicle or pedestrian accident. This accidental death insurance coverage will pay in addition to any other insurance you may already have. Get your no-cost to you coverage for one full year today!
  • This is limited accident only coverage

INSURANCE ELIGIBILITY:

  • Union members and spouse or domestic partner ages 18 and over.

ENHANCED AD&D ELIGIBILITY:

  • Spouse or domestic partner and children can be combined into one family policy with member.
  • All active members, associate members, former members, employees and retirees and their legal spouses (not legally separated or divorced from the member), of an Adopting Union of the Policyholder who reside in the United States, are eligible to enroll.
  • Dependent children are covered to age 19 (25 if full-time student).

 

*All coverage is reduced by 50% al age 70 and older.

 

 

 

Coverage- Union Plus Accidental Death and Dismemberment Plan 

When you have a family to protect, it's easy to see the benefits of enhanced coverage.

You'll be covered worldwide, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year…commuting, shopping, at home, work, school, or play.

Already have accident insurance? This AD&D insurance plan will pay your benefits regardless of any other insurance you may already have.

  • Guaranteed to be issued - no health questions, no medical exam, and no exclusions based on pre-existing conditions.
  • Strike waiver of premium - premium will be waived for up to one year during a union-sanctioned strike or lockout lasting 30 days or more. May not be available for all unions or in all states.
  • Inflation guard - your benefit increases automatically every two years to help keep your benefit amount in line with the increasing cost of living. This benefit increases for a maximum of 10 years, up to 125% of the Principle Sum.

In addition to accidental death, you also receive benefits for loss of limbs, speech, hearing or sight.

Accidental Death Benefit Chart:

  Insured Person Insured Person Covered Spouse Covered Spouse Covered
  Under age 70 age 70 and Over Under age 70 age 70 and Over Child
Life 100% 50% 50% 25% 10%
Both Hands or Both Feed or Sight of Both Eyes 100% 50% 50% 25% 10%
One Hand and One Foot 100% 50% 50% 25% 10%
Speech and Hearing 100% 50% 50% 25% 10%
Either Hand or Foot and Sight of One Eye 100% 50% 50% 25% 10%
Either Hand or Foot 50% 25% 25% 12.5% 5%
Sight of One Eye 50% 25% 25% 12.5% 5%
Speech or Hearing 50% 25% 25% 12.5% 5%
Thumb and Index Finger of Either Hand 25% 12.5% 25% 6.25% 5%

All coverage is reduced by 50% at age 70 and older. This reduction also applies even if you have attained the age of 70 when you first obtain coverage. Spouse/domestic partner coverage is 50% of union member’s selected coverage; children’s coverage is 10% of union member’s selected coverage.

Coverage options:

You can purchase $25,000 to $200,000 base benefit amount of coverage, and you automatically receive the following benefits. Please note that these benefits are available for the member only, not for the spouse/domestic partner, or dependent children:

An additional $100,000 for accidental death while riding as a passenger on any common carrier, such as, an airplane, train, bus or taxi.

An additional $50,000 for workplace accidental death.

An additional $25,000 for accidental death resulting from a motor vehicle accident or as a pedestrian.

"Base benefit amount" means the amount you want your beneficiaries to receive in case of accidental death. No matter what base amount you choose, these benefits always apply. Depending on the type of accident, your beneficiaries could receive the benefits.*

Example 1 : If an accidental death results from an accident at work, your beneficiary would receive the base benefit amount plus $20,000. If you purchased a base benefit amount of $100,000 of Enhanced coverage, your beneficiary would receive $170,000 ($100,000 base benefit amount + $50,000 accidental death at work + $20,000 no-cost to you coverage*).

Example 2 : If an accidental death results from a motor vehicle accident or as a pedestrian, your beneficiary would receive the base benefit amount plus $25,000. If you purchased a base benefit amount of $100,000 of Enhanced coverage, your beneficiary would receive $135,000($100,000 base benefit amount + $25,000 for motor vehicle accidental death + $10,000 no-cost to you coverage*).

"As a reminder - Union Members will need to re-enroll the No Cost To You coverage on an annual basis." You can purchase this coverage for yourself only - individual, or yourself and your entire family - including spouse/domestic partner and dependent children. Family coverage is a percentage of members coverage.

**Death must occur within 365 days of the injury in order for the benefit to be payable to the beneficiary.

BENEFICIARY QUESTIONS:

IS IT MANDATORY TO NAME A BENEFICIARY?

No. If no beneficiary is named, death benefits owed will be paid to the deceased's estate.

CAN THERE BE MORE THAN ONE BENEFICIARY?

Yes.

CAN BENEFICIARIES BE CHANGED?

Beneficiaries may be changed at any time by calling 1-800-393-0864.

CAN THERE BE DIFFERENT BENEFICIARIES FOR THE NO-COST AND EXPANDED COVERAGE?

No.

60-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

Upon enrollment into this insurance plan, you'll receive a Certificate of Insurance. You have up to 60 days from the Effective Date to review your Certificate of Insurance without any obligation. If you do not like what you see, simply return the Certificate of Insurance within that time frame, and any premiums paid will be refunded. Hassle free.

Coverage is effective the first day of the month following receipt of the enrollment form and payment of the premium.This date appears on the certificate you will receive by mail.

 

Rates

Union Plus AD&D Insurance Rates

ACCIDENTAL DEATH & DISMEMBERMENT COVERAGE MONTHLY RATES

 

Coverage Level

Member Coverage

Family Coverage

 

$25,000

$3.27

$4.00

 

$50,000

$5.24

$6.70

 

$75,000

$7.21

$9.40

 

$100,000

$9.19

$12.10

 

$125,000

$11.16

$14.80

 

$150,000

$13.13

$17.50

 

$175,000

$15.10

$20.20

 

$200,000

$17.07

$22.90

 

All coverage is reduced by 50% at age 70 and older. This reduction also applies even if you have attained the age of 70 when you first obtain coverage. Rates and/or benefits may be changed on a class basis.

If you select a credit card or checking/savings (ACH), as your payment method, your premiums will be charged monthly. For direct billing (paper bill) you will be billed quarterly.

Rates shown are countrywide except for Washington. See Washington AD&D Insurance rates, please call 1-800-393-0864.

Spouse/domestic partner benefit is 50% of union member's selected benefit; children's coverage is 10% of union member's selected coverage.

 

CAN THE INSURED CHANGE THE AMOUNT OF COVERAGE AND WHO IS COVERED UNDER THE PLAN?

Yes. You may make changes to your coverage by contacting the Customer Service Department at 1-800-393-0864.

CAN COVERAGE BE PAID BY CREDIT CARD?

Yes. You may choose this as your payment option during the enrollment process.

IS AUTOMATIC CHECKING-ACCOUNT DEDUCTION AVAILABLE?

Yes. You may choose this as your payment option during the enrollment process.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A "COVERED ACCIDENT"?

A covered accident is an accident that occurs while the person is covered under the policy and which has an Injury and Loss as a direct result (independent of all other causes). Loss resulting from: a) sickness or disease, except a pus-forming infection which occurs through an accidental wound; or b) medical or surgical treatment of a sickness or disease, is not considered as resulting from Injury.

WHAT DOES "COMMON CARRIER" MEAN?

Common Carrier refers to any mode of transportation operated by a business, other than the Policyholder, organized and licensed for the transportation of passengers for hire and operated by an employee of that business.

WHAT DOES "INJURY" MEAN?

Injury means bodily injury resulting directly from an accident and independent of all other causes. Loss resulting from sickness or disease, or medical or surgical treatment of a sickness or disease, is not covered. The accident must occur while you are covered under the policy.

“Hospital” (e.g. “Hospital does not include a nursing or convalescent home, skilled nursing facility, a place for drug addicts or alcoholics, or a place for rest, custodial care, or care of the aged.”)

WHAT DOES THIS COVERAGE INSURE FOR?

It pays up to $200,000 benefit amount for loss of life due to accidental injury. Coverage for the loss of a limb, speech, hearing or sight ranges from 100% to 25% of the base benefit amount, depending on the type of loss. Enhanced coverage offers optional coverage for family members, which includes spouse or domestic partner and your children.

Your coverage provides:

  • Benefit amounts - $25,000 to $200,000
  • Coverage for family members - spouse/domestic partner and children

Other benefits:

  • $100,000 for accidental death while riding as a passenger on any common carrier, such as, an airplane, train, bus or taxi.
  • $50,000 for workplace accidental death.
  • $25,000 for accidental death resulting from a motor vehicle accident or as a pedestrian.

HOW IS ACCIDENTAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT COVERAGE DIFFERENT FROM LIFE INSURANCE?

While life insurance typically provides benefits to an individual's family no matter how a death occurs, accidental death and dismemberment coverage provides benefits to victims and their family only in the case of an accident - for example, a car accident or a work accident. It does not provide benefits, for instance, for individuals who die naturally or due to an illness.

And unlike life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment coverage provides benefits if the insured loses a limb, speech, hearing or sight from a covered accident.

WHAT IS THE "INFLATION GUARD"?

The inflation guard or anti-inflation benefit is applicable only to the Accidental Death and Dismemberment benefit, not the no-cost to you coverage. If you sustain an Injury which results in death and a Principal Sum (benefit amount) is payable under the Accidental Death and Dismemberment Benefit, we will pay an inflation adjustment in addition to the Principal Sum.

The anti-inflation benefit will be the amount of your Principal Sum, at the time of the claim, multiplied by 2.5% for every year of continuous coverage you have been covered under the Policy (to a maximum of 10 years and subject to a maximum of 25%).

If you purchase coverage, the anti-inflation benefit will be applied separately to your Principal Sum for each amount applied for. If coverage is reduced, any anti-inflation benefit which was increased will be reduced proportionately. The amount of the Principal Sum is indicated in Your Schedule.

DOES THE NO-COST TO YOU COVERAGE PAY IN ADDITION TO THE ENHANCED COVERAGE?

Yes, if you are enrolled in the no-cost to you coverage and the Enhanced coverage at the time of the fatal accident, the beneficiary will receive benefits from both coverages.

IF THE PRIMARY INSURED DIES, CAN A SPOUSE OR DOMESTIC PARTNER CONTINUE COVERAGE?

Yes.

WHAT EXACTLY DOES DISMEMBERMENT MEAN?

For purposes of this policy, it means the loss of either one or both hands, thumb or index finger on either hand, feet, arms or legs, eyes, speech or hearing. Dismemberment benefits are a percentage of the base benefit amount, depending on the Loss.

WHAT DOES "LOSS" MEAN?

Loss means, with regards to hands and feet, actual severance through or above wrist or ankle joints; with regard to sight, speech or hearing, entire and irrecoverable loss thereof; with regard to thumb and index finger, actual severance through or above the metacapophalangeal joints.

WHAT DOES THE STRIKE/LABOR DISPUTE WAIVER OF PREMIUM MEAN?

If an insured is in a lawful, authorized strike by a union or is locked out as a result of a dispute between the union and employer, the insured doesn't have to pay premiums on this coverage for up to one year. Waiver may not be available in all states or for all unions.

HOW DOES THE STRIKE/LABOR DISPUTE WAIVER OF PREMIUM WORK?

Premiums will be waived beginning with the first premium due date following a strike or lock out. Premium payments will be waived for up to one year, but will resume on the earliest of the following:

  • One year from when the strike or lockout began.
  • The next premium due date after resolution.
  • Next premium due date after return-to-work offer, or
  • Next premium due date after employment is terminated.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR GETTING THE PREMIUM WAIVED?

The insured must provide written proof of strike or lock out before wavier of premium begins. It can be a note from the union or a note from the insured within 30 days of a newspaper article, verifying the sanctioned strike or lock out.

 

Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance Terms & Conditions

EXCLUSIONS: THE POLICY DOES NOT COVER ANY LOSS CAUSED OR CONTRIBUTED BY:

  • intentionally self-inflicted Injury, suicide or attempted suicide, whether sane or insane;
  • war or act of war, whether declared or not;
  • Injury sustained while On any aircraft except a Civil or Public Aircraft, or Military Transport Aircraft;
  • Injury sustained while On any aircraft: a) as a pilot, flight instructor or examiner-except while performing the duties of a pilot or crewmember of a commercial aircraft; b) if it is owned, operated or leased by or on behalf of the Policyholder, or any employer or organization whose eligible persons are covered under the policy;
  • Injury sustained while taking drugs, including but not limited to sedatives, narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, or hallucinogens, unless as prescribed by or administered by a Physician;
  • Injury sustained while committing or attempting to commit a felony; or
  • Injury sustained while Intoxicated. Intoxicated means: 1) the blood alcohol content; 2) the results of other means of testing blood alcohol level; or 3) the results of other means of testing other substances; that meet or exceed the legal presumption of intoxication, or under the influence, under the law of the state where the accident occurred.

Your coverage for Voluntary Plans may terminate on the earlier of: a) the date the Policy is terminated; b) the date You request that a Voluntary Plan be terminated; c) the date You cease to be a resident of the United States or d) the Premium Due Date on which You fail to pay any required premium for a Voluntary Plan, subject to the Individual Grace Period Provision.

Termination: You and your spouse's coverage as an Insured Person under the Basic Plan terminates on the earlier of: a) the date the policy is terminated; or b) the date You cease to be a resident of the United States; b) the date the Policyholder terminates coverage under the Basic Plan or ceases to pay the required premium.

Member and family coverage for Voluntary Benefits terminates on the earlier of: a) the date the Policy is terminated; b) the date you request that Voluntary Benefits be terminated; c) the date You cease to be a resident of the United States or d) the Premium Due Date on which you fail to pay any required premium for Voluntary Benefits, subject to the Individual Grace Period Provision. Benefits reduce by 50% at age 70.

Policyholder: AFL-CIO Mutual Benefit Fund. Form 7582 A2 (9920). In CA: Association Group Insurance Administrators, License #0155705. J. Christopher Burke CA Insurance License #0F709407. J. Christopher Burke AR Insurance License #8876308.

AGIA, Inc. is the Plan Administrator that administers the insurance plan on behalf of the Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company for the benefit of the Group Policyholder.

Union Privilege is compensated for the placement of insurance and for the services it provides to customers on behalf of the insurance company, in addition to other compensation it may receive.

This is a participating group policy under which dividends and/or experience credits may be paid to the group policyholder.

This web site explains the general purpose of the insurance described, but in no way changes or affects the Master Policy (ADD-9920) as actually issued. In the event of a discrepancy between this web site and the policy, the terms of the policy apply. All benefits are subject to the terms and conditions of the policy. Policies underwritten by Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company detail exclusions, limitations, reduction of benefits and terms under which the policies may be continued in full or discontinued. Complete details are in the Certificate of Insurance issued to each insured individual and the Master Policy issued to the policyholder. Benefits may vary and this program may not be available to residents of all states or in all unions.

AGIA is a member of the Better Business Bureau

Form 7582 A2 (9920)

 

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Underwritten by Hartford Life and Accident Insurance Company, Hartford, CT 06155

Policy # ADD-9920

May not be available in all states.

Accident Form Series includes 7582, PA-5427, or state equivalent.