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Farmers Disability Insurance

We know farms don’t run themselves. And if you can’t work because of illness or injury, this insurance can be the helping hand you need.

More than $86 million paid in claims last year
More than $86 million paid in claims last year

More than $73 million paid last year

Helping over 1,000 Kiwis

What is Farmers Disability Insurance?

If you’re out of action due to sickness or injury, we’ll pay a benefit of up to 35% of the farm’s turnover – up to a maximum of $10,000 per month.

There are a few reasons why this insurance cover is so popular:

  • It allows you to hire a contractor to perform the day-to-day duties that you’d usually take care of yourself
  • The benefit is based on the farm’s turnover, so there’s no need to prove your individual income at claim time

 

Farmers Disability Insurance benefits

Monthly benefit

This helps ensure the running of your farm if you’re totally unable to work.

Recurrent Disability

Restarts your benefit immediately if you suffer the same disability within 12 months – waiving your waiting period.

Disability reset

Restarts your benefit period for a new or related sickness or injury. 

Payment while overseas

You’ll get this if you’re disabled while out of the country.

Inflation adjustment

Each year your sum insured can be increased without the need for further medical or financial underwriting.

Optional benefits you can choose to include:

If you have an existing policy with Asteron Life, your policy may be different from our current on-sale products, so it’s a good idea to check things with your adviser.

There are terms and conditions that apply to all benefits within Farmers Disability Insurance. Don't worry though, your adviser can take you through these and what they mean.

Other types of cover

While the Farm is taken care of with Farmers Disability Insurance, it’s worth looking at Trauma Recovery Insurance to help with your personal finances. This will provide you with a lump sum payment if you suffer from one of 44 medical events, conditions or surgical procedures.

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If you would like to know more about Farmers Disability Insurance we can put you in touch with an adviser who can explain the different options available.

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Frequently asked questions

Why is there a separate cover for farmers?

Running a farm is a bit different to running any other business. We use a different way of calculating the benefit for this cover, because farmers’ incomes can be impacted by so many different factors from year to year. The definition of disability is also different for this cover, which recognises the unique situation of a farmer.