Group Accident Insurance

Group Accident Insurance  

Overview

Motor vehicle and other unexpected injury-related accidents cause 29 million* trips to the emergency room each year.  And unanticipated—and uncovered—after-treatment ER bills average over $600.** Your major medical insurance will help with many of your expenses, but wouldn’t you feel better knowing you’ll have extra help paying some of your bill?


Group Accident Insurance pays you a lump sum cash benefit to help cover your out-of-pocket expenses so you can focus more on getting well and less on the extra expenses an accident can bring. Benefits include:

  • More than 50 events that trigger benefits payments, including Fractures, Dislocations, Ambulance, and Physical Therapy, among others.
  • Medical Fees Benefit
  • Hospital Admission Benefit
  • Hospital Confinement Benefit
  • Paralysis Benefit

 

Plan features:

  • Guaranteed-issue coverage (which means you may qualify for coverage without having to answer health questions).
  • Portable coverage that allows you to retain coverage at the same rate if your employment status changes (with certain stipulations).

 

Accident 24 Hour High with Catastrophic Rider

Bi-Weekly Rates

Employee

$7.84

Employee plus Spouse

$11.12

Employee plus Children

$14.72

Family

$18.00

 

*National Safety Council, Injury Facts®, 2017 Edition
American Hospital Association Resource Center, April 2012.

**CNBC, "Many get hit with surprise 'out-of-network' bill after emergency rooms: Study," viewed 6-15-17 at https://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/16/many-get-hit-with-surprise-out-of-network-bill-after-emergency-rooms-study.html

Enrollment

Note: You can enroll and dis-enroll during open enrollment or due to a qualified life event.

 

For enrollments outside of the annual enrollment period, please call 1-866-796-6291.

 

Coverage is effective July 1 - June 30.

Contact Us

 Address
Mercer Voluntary Benefits
12421 Meredith Drive
Urbandale, IA 50398
 Phone
1-866-796-6291
 Hours
 M-F 9a-6p ET
 Email
customer.service@mercer.com

How It Works

Group Accident Insurance - Plan Overview

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Accident Insurance Rates
Accident Insurance Brochure
Service Request Form

FAQs

Answers about the plan, including eligibility, options, enrollment, customer service and more.

  • Who is the provider?

    Aflac

    Aflac is a Fortune 500 company, providing financial protection to more than 50 million people worldwide. When a policyholder or insured gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fairly, promptly, and often in one day for eligible claims, directly to the insured (unless assigned otherwise). For more than six decades, Aflac voluntary insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity to focus on recovery, not financial stress.

  • How can this help me?

    Most families don’t budget for the costs associated with accidents. If an accident does occur, the last thing on your mind is the charges accumulating while at the emergency room:

    • Ambulance ride
    • Casts
    • Use of the emergency room
    • Wheelchairs
    • Surgery and anesthesia
    • Crutches
    • Stitches
    • Bandages


    These costs can add up fast. Most families have medical insurance that will cover a majority of the expenses. But, what about the out-of-pocket medical expenses, such as lost wages an employee or spouse/domestic partner loses when out of work or staying home to care for an injured family member? You hope that an accident never happens, but at some point you very well may take a trip to your local emergency room. If that time comes, wouldn’t it be nice to have an insurance plan that pays you a benefit regardless of any other insurance you have? Aflac Group Accident insurance does just that, providing a cash benefit to cover the costs associated with unexpected covered accidents.

  • Who is eligible?

    You and your eligible family members just need to enroll during your enrollment period and be actively at work for your coverage to be effective. Dependents to be enrolled may not be subject to a medical restriction as set forth on the enrollment form and in the Certificate. Some states require the insured to have medical coverage.

  • When can I enroll?

    As a new hire, you can enroll during your new hire enrollment period. Outside of your new hire enrollment period, enrollment is limited to the company’s annual enrollment period.

  • What if my employment status changes?

    When you leave or retire from your current employer, you can continue your coverage without interruption, subject to applicable law and the plans' terms and conditions. Although payroll deduction will no longer be available, you can opt for other payment methods such as direct bank account deduction, credit card billing or home billing. Higher rates may apply.

  • Will my rates increase as I get older or if I file a claim?

    No, your rates will not increase due to age, health or individual claims.

  • Will I have to take a medical exam to get this coverage?

    No! For the initial Open Enrollment period and for new hires added throughout the year, this coverage is guaranteed-issue (which means you may qualify for coverage without having to submit to a medical exam or answer health questions).

  • What types of accidents and injuries am I covered for?

    Once you’re enrolled in this coverage, you’ll collect benefits for a variety of covered events, including

    • Fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Second and third degree burns
    • Torn knee cartilage
    • Concussions
    • Cuts/lacerations
    • Eye injuries
    • Coma
    • Emergency dental work

     

    You’ll also receive a lump-sum payment when you have these covered medical services/treatments:

    • Ambulance
    • Emergency care
    • Exploratory surgery
    • Medical Fees
    • Physician follow-up visits
    • Transportation
     

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