Westpac Bill Protection.
Unfortunately we’re currently unable to accept new applications for Westpac Bill Protection. If you’re an existing policyholder, your cover is unaffected and you can refer to the information below to help you understand your cover as well as make sure it’s still right for you.
If you’re unable to work because of disability
If you’re unable to work more than 10 hours a week due to injury or illness, you could be paid your monthly benefit for up to 24 months, backdated to the first day that you were unable to work. You must be totally disabled for 30 days before you can claim, however this requirement is waived if you claim more than once for the same condition. You must be working at least 25 hours a week in paid employment or in paid self-employment, at the time you stop work or seek medical advice.
If you’re made redundant
Bill Protection could pay out your benefit if you’re made involuntarily redundant. Payments start after 30 days of unemployment, backdated to the first day of redundancy, and can continue for up to six months. You must be working at least 25 hours a week in paid employment, at the date you stopped work.
If you’re made bankrupt
Bill Protection could pay out your benefit if you’re working at least 25 hours in self-employment and are made bankrupt. Payments can start immediately and can continue for up to six months. Your cover must have been in place for at least six months.
No medical information was required when you applied
There were no medical questions to answer when you applied. Acceptance was automatic. However you won't be covered for any medical condition that existed in the 24 months prior to, or which arises within 28 days from, the commencement date.
Suspend your cover if you need to
You can suspend your cover one time, for a continuous period of up to 12 months. You can't make a claim during this period and any injury, illness, redundancy or bankruptcy that arises within the suspension period won't be covered.
Take a premium holiday while you claim
Premiums for your policy will be waived while you're on claim (up to a maximum of $300 per month).
Disability benefit paid out on top of any ACC payment
The monthly payment you receive stays at the level you selected, even if you’re receiving payments from ACC, or payments from another insurance provider.
Choose a payment option to match your pay days. You can pay your premium fortnightly or monthly.
30-day free look
During our 30-day free look period, if you decide the cover is not for you, just notify us and we’ll refund any premiums you’ve paid.
What's not covered.
Make a claim.
Things you should know.
Westpac life insurance products are arranged by Westpac New Zealand Limited ("Westpac") and underwritten by Fidelity Insurance Limited (“Fidelity Insurance”). None of Westpac Banking Corporation ABN 33 007 457 141 (incorporated in Australia), Westpac, or any member of the Westpac group of companies guarantee the obligations of, or any products issued by, Fidelity Insurance or any member of the Fidelity group of companies. Westpac will receive commission payments as a result of the arrangement of Fidelity Insurance policies. See Fidelity Insurance’s Solvency. See Fidelity Insurance's Financial Strength Rating.
Terms, conditions, exclusions and limits apply and more detail can be found in the Westpac Bill Protection policy document, which may be downloaded here as a PDF or obtained from any Westpac branch free of charge. The availability of any insurance cover is subject to the acceptance and approval of a completed application.
Any claim payment is subject to your claim being accepted.