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Home - Protect: Severance and Income Protection benefits

Welcome UFU members

October 22, 2018

Protect is currently supported as a fund of choice by unions including the ETU, AMWU, MUA and now the UFU. We welcome Victorian firefighters who are now eligible for Protect's superior income protection insurance.

Your coverage will commence once your authorisation form is completed and returned. If you have any questions about initiating your income protection please speak to your union or one of our Field Team and congratulations on joining over 30,000 Australian workers who entrust their financial security with Protect.

PROTECT FIELD TEAM

Gary Robb | 0458 602 155
Craig Johnston | 0400 671 274
Brett Buckingham | 0448 027 200
Glenn Janes | 0419 556 571
Joyce Hadjiantoni | 0458 028 326

Stay tax savvy

September 04, 2018

Workers are offered the choice of two severance accounts. The default is our Termination Account which allows you to claim payment in a wider range of circumstances however the Genuine Redundancy Account provides for tax-free redundancy payments to workers, with higher claim limits.

For example, the Genuine Redundancy Account's tax free threshold for 2018/2019 is:
$10,399 for the initial year and $5,200 for each subsequent full year of service with your employer.

Knowing the different tax implications will help you determine the right account for you. Learn more at the Worker Area of our website.


Forgot your password?

July 30, 2018

If you have previously registered for online access but have forgotten your password, you can now reset your password online at anytime.

Simply click the "Forgot your password?" link on the workers login page. All you need is your Protect member number and your Protect registered email address.

This service is only available for Protect members who have already registered for online access. If you haven't registered as yet, please call the Protect Member Services team on 1300 344 249 for assistance.

Your password will allow you to access your account both online and via the Protect App. The new Protect App is available from both the Apple and Google stores and can be found by searching for 'Protect Severance'.



2000+ workers now enjoying the all new Protect App

March 21, 2018

It is only five months since Protect launched its new APP and in that time over 2000 worker members have downloaded and used this fantastic service.

The feedback about the App's functionality and ease of use has been extremely positive with members loving the ability to see if their contributions are up to date by simply accessing these details on their mobile device. Being able to lodge an initial claim via the App has been a real winner with those members who have needed to make a claim.

We have also had some very constructive feedback about what the App could do better and later in the year we will provide a new release to include this enhanced functionality.

The App is available from both the Apple and Google stores and can be found by simply searching for 'Protect Severance'. I you are already registered for our online Web services you can easily login using your member number and your current password.

If you have not yet registered for online services or you have forgotten your password, you can contact our member services staff on 1300 344 249 to register and have a password sent to your Protect registered email address.




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