Retired Members – Benefit Details
On death of a member or spouse/partner who are covered under the scheme the cash benefit detailed in the current benefits table will be paid. The policy is written in Trust so that if a member dies the proceeds can be paid by the Trustees to the member’s beneficiaries quickly, free of tax and without having to wait for probate. Members should ensure that they have an up-to-date beneficiary nominated and have lodged the details with the Federation Office in order to assist the Trustees in the event of a claim. If a member or covered partner aged 63 or under receives a terminal prognosis of 12 months or less, they may apply to the Trustees for an advance of the death benefit of 20% of the relevant sum insured.
Life (Retired Officer) Policy Document: link to .pdf
Life (Partner of Retired Officer) Policy Document: link to .pdf
Dental Injury & Emergency+
Dental Injury & Emergency
Accidental Dental Injury
If the member or their partner suffers a dental injury the policy will cover the costs of clinically necessary dental treatment incurred within 2 years of the date the need for treatment first arose:
1) up to £2,500 per course of treatment per dental injury for up to four incidents in any policy year;
2) for dental prescription charges in connection with the dental injury for up to four incidents in any policy year;
3) for dental implants that are clinically required up to £1,000 towards the cost of the equivalent bridgework treatment.
Dental injury is defined as an injury to the teeth or supporting structures (including damage to dentures whilst being worn) which is caused by a sudden and unexpected direct external impact.
Emergency Dental Treatment
If the member or their partner requires emergency dental treatment the policy will cover the costs of a clinically necessary emergency dental appointment:
1) for dental expenses incurred within the UK up to £200 of treatment per incident for up to four incidents in any policy year;
2) for dental expenses incurred outside the UK up to £400 per treatment per incident for up to two incidents in any policy year;
3) for dental prescription charges in connection with the above emergency dental treatment.
Maximum payable under this section is £800 in any policy year.
Emergency dental treatment is defined as that treatment provided at an initial emergency appointment urgently required for the relief of severe pain, arrest of haemorrhage, control of acute infection, or a condition which causes a severe threat to general health.
Dentist Call-Out Fees
If the member or partner incurs dentist call-out fees in the event of an accidental dental injury or emergency dental treatment the policy will cover up to £100 per incident for up to two incidents in any policy year.
If the member or partner is admitted to hospital as an in-patient for clinically necessary dental treatment in relation to a head or neck condition under the care of a consultant specialising in dental or maxillofacial surgery, the policy will pay £50 per night up to £1,000 in any policy year.
Mouth Cancer Cover
If the member or partner is diagnosed with mouth cancer which requires medical treatment within 78 weeks of diagnosis the policy will pay up to £12,000 towards the cost of one course treatment for mouth cancer provided by a consultant who is recognised as a specialist in cancer.
Making a claim
No prior authorisation is required. Undergo the treatment, pay the dentist direct, and subsequently submit a claim. Please ensure that proof of treatment and receipts of costs are obtained. Claim forms are available from the Federation Office.
Summary of main exclusions
a) Prescribed, planned, diagnosed, or ongoing treatment at the time the member joined the scheme are excluded;
b) Reimbursement of travel or incidental expenses are excluded;
c) Wisdom tooth extraction or other dental procedures carried out by a hospital are excluded;
d) a member or partner being aged over 65.
Please refer to the full policy terms and conditions for a full list of exclusions.
Dental Injury & Emergency Policy Document: link to .pdf
RedArc Plus Care Advisory Service+
Red Arc Plus Care Advisory Service
Irrespective of cause, if you or your family have a serious illness, chronic health condition, or disability, including stress and PTSD, then additional support and advice for the member and / or their family is available from the independent care advisory service, Red Arc. The service is also able to assist if you would like support following bereavement. A personal registered nurse advisor will be available to you by telephone during normal business hours and will be able to provide information and support for as long as you need.
Your Personal Nurse Adviser will be able to assist with:
- Making as speedy a recovery as possible by providing suitable information and help to navigate appropriate services;
- Understanding the condition and all its implications;
- Explaining medical terms in simple everyday language;
- Explaining options for treatment;
- Preparing for appointments with general practitioners or hospital consultants;
- Information on entitlements from the NHS;
- Information and advice on home adaptations or specialist equipment;
- Advice on sourcing suitable equipment and medical aids;
- Or being a ‘listening ear’ when you are feeling low or wish to talk to someone who is not emotionally involved.
In certain circumstances at the discretion of the nurse and when clinically necessary Red Arc will be able to arrange third party interventions including:
- Specialist nurse home visits;
- Specialist counselling;
- Specialist speech & language therapy.
The Red Arc Plus Care Advisory Service is self-referring (meaning you do not need to go through a third party to use the service), confidential, and free of charge to members and their family.
Please telephone Red Arc on 01244 625 183 during normal business hours.
RedArc Website: www.redarc.co.uk
Worldwide Travel Insurance+
Worldwide Family Travel Insurance
This policy covers the member, their cohabiting partner and their unmarried dependent children under 18 years (or 22 years if in full time education) all normally resident in the family home, for any number of trips in any year up to 31 days per trip. It covers travel in the United Kingdom and worldwide.
The main sections of cover are:
- Cancellation and curtailment up to £5,000
- Emergency medical expenses up to £5,000,000
- Personal baggage up to £1,500
- Personal money up to £500
- Public liability up to £2,000,000
- Personal accident up to £20,000
Please see the separate travel policy booklet for full details of benefits and exclusions.
How to make a claim
In the case of medical emergency please contact the 24hr Emergency Assistance on: +44 (0) 207 183 3751
Other non-urgent claims should be made to 0845 643 2629 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Conditions and Exclusions
Cover under this policy ceases at age 65.
The policy contains an important warranty and exclusions relating to existing health conditions. Please follow the instructions in the policy document and contact the Medical Pre-Screening service on 0845 643 2634 quoting reference MT13/1191, if you have any medical condition or circumstance which may affect your ability to travel.
An excess of £50 is applicable for most policy sections. The excess is payable per person, per section, per insured incident subject to a maximum of £100.
There are significant limitations and exclusions of cover for property, including valuables and money, that is left unattended or out of your immediate control and supervision. Please also note the requirements for notifications of loss/theft and the need for reports.
A separate booklet detailing full policy terms and conditions is available from the Federation Office.
Worldwide Travel Insurance Policy Document: Dorset Travel Policy 2015v5
Comprehensive Motor Breakdown Cover+
Motor Breakdown Cover
Comprehensive motor breakdown cover for you and your partner including:
- Roadside Assistance/Recovery;
- Home Assist;
- Alternative Travel;
- Emergency Overnight Accommodation;
- Misfuel Assist;
- Message Service;
- Caravans & Trailers;
- European Assistance.
How to Make a Claim
If the car, motorcycle, or car-derived van you or your partner are travelling in or any caravan or trailer of a proprietary make you are towing which is fitted with a standard towing hitch and does not exceed 7 metres/23 feet suffers a breakdown caused by a mechanical or electrical failure, misfuel, accident, theft, vandalism, fire, or flat tyre which immediately renders the vehicle immobilised, please call our 24 hour Control Centre on 0333 6007359 or 01206 714883. For assistance in mainland Europe please call +44 1206 714883.
Please have the name of the covered member, your return telephone number, vehicle registration number and precise location available when requesting assistance.
0333 numbers are chargeable at a local rate including from mobile telephones. They are usually included in network providers “free minute” packages. Please program the Control Centre’s telephone number in you and your partner’s mobile telephones.
All use of this service is available for the covered member and their partner. We consider a ‘partner’ any person married, civil partnered, or cohabiting with the covered member at the time of the incident. Any claim will be validated with the Police Federation, or other such administrative organisation, with costs for any claims from non-eligible persons being the responsibility of the claimant.
Cover will apply during the period of insurance and within the territorial limits. There is no age limit to the car, motorcycle, or car-derived van for breakdowns occurring in the UK. A vehicle age limit of 10 years applies outside the UK.
Please note Campervans/MotorHomes are excluded.
For details and a list of European counties covered please see the full policy wording.
Comprehensive Motor Breakdown Cover Policy Document: link to .pdf
Home Emergency Assistance+
Home Emergency Assistance
This policy provides assistance in the event of a domestic home emergency in order to provide an immediate short-term solution. Home Emergency Assistance will appoint a suitably qualified contractor to attend your home and meet within the limits any associated costs.
Claims Helpline 0844 4722 915
Cover is provided 24 hours a day, 365 days a year:
Cover is provided for domestic emergencies for the following insured events:
- Breakdown of the main heating system;
- Plumbing and drainage problems;
- Damage to or failure of home and window locks which compromises the security of the home;
- Breakage or failure of the toilet unit;
- Loss of domestic power supply;
- Lost keys;
- Vermin infestation;
- Roof Damage.
The maximum payable per claim is £1,000
The insurer will pay the following:
i) The Contractor’s call-out charge;
ii) The Contractor’s labour up to a maximum of three hours;
iii) Parts and materials up to £150;
vi) Alternative Accommodation up to £500.
A sudden unexpected event which clearly requires immediate action in order to:
a) prevent damage or avoid further damage to the member’s primary home, and/or
b) render the primary home safe or secure, and/or
c) restore the main services to the member’s primary home, and/or
d) alleviate any health risk to the member.
You must take reasonable care and maintain the property and its equipment in good order and take all reasonable precautions to prevent loss or damage.
This policy is designed to respond to an emergency situation. Efforts will always be made by the contractor to resolve an emergency by completing a permanent repair where this can be done at a similar cost to a temporary repair. However, where a temporary repair has been carried out, the onus will be upon you to carry out any additional repairs or work to permanently resolve the reason for the emergency occurring. Should you fail to carry out any necessary permanent repair, we will be unable to accept any further claims in relation to this problem until this has been undertaken and completed.
Home Emergency Assistance Policy Document: link to .pdf