Bulletin No: 189 | 1 November 2018
TO: ALL UFU MFB AND CFA OPERATIONAL STAFF MEMBERS
INCOME PROTECTION UPDATE
IMPORTANT PROTECT POLICY DETAILS
FOR MFB AND CFA OPERATIONAL STAFF MEMBERS
- The UFU has been working with the MFB and CFA to ensure all necessary forms include matters relevant to the employer, and to ensure there are no tax implications for you.
- A second authorisation and declaration form has been developed that members need to sign to ensure efficient processing of the income protection reimbursement by their employer. This will not delay the application process.
- A link to the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) is contained in this bulletin.
- Station/workplace visits from Protect staff are also being organised to provide information to members and answers to any questions members may have.
The UFU has been working with the MFB and CFA to ensure the Authorisation forms for the Protect policy include matters relevant to the employer and to ensure there are no tax implications for members.
A second authorisation and declaration form has now been developed that members need to sign to ensure efficient processing of the income protection reimbursement by the employer.
In order to nominate Protect for your income protection, members are asked to complete both the first and second authorisation and declaration forms and return them as soon as possible to the UFU Office.
If you have already completed the first authorisation and declaration form, please ensure that you also complete the second authorisation and declaration form. This will not delay the process.
Both authorisation and declaration forms are available on the UFU website under ‘Forms’ at www.ufuvic.asn.au. The forms will also be emailed to MFB and CFA Operational Staff and are available to be mailed out in hard copy upon request from UFU reception 03 9419 8811.
You can return both authorisation and declaration forms by using the reply paid envelope provided in your information pack OR scanning and emailing the authorisation forms to the UFU via email firstname.lastname@example.org
This will streamline the process for the allowance to be paid direct to Protect by your employer. The date of your cover will commence on the date that the UFU Office receives your signed authorisation form. It is important that we receive this form as soon as possible to ensure that you are protected.
We strongly encourage members to show strength in numbers and to access income protection through this scheme as a collective.
PRODUCT DISCLOSURE STATEMENT (PDS)
If members wish to access the Protect Product Disclosure Statement they can access it via the link http://www.protect.net.au/Publications
The UFU is organising workplace visits from Protect to provide information to members and answer any questions members may have in relation to income protection cover. If you would like to arrange a visit from Protect Representatives please contact Laura Campanaro at the UFU Office on 0427 734 064.
If you have any questions you are welcome to contact the UFU Office on 9419 8811.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary