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Home - Protect: Severance and Income Protection benefits

Protect App now available

September 26, 2017

Protect is pleased to announce that we have completed all our testing and our new App is now available in the App stores.

The Protect App gives you access to:
• Check your balance online
• Lodge an initial claim if eligible
• Check your claims history
• Check if your contributions are up to date
• Update your details
• Change your password

You can download our App by entering ‘Protect Severance’ in the search section in the Apple or Google Play stores.

We would appreciate if you would also take the time to rate the App in the App Stores. This provides us with valuable feedback so we can look at ways to improve this service for you and our other members.



Protect Counselling now Provided by Hunterlink

September 05, 2017

We are pleased to advise that Protect has partnered with Hunterlink as our new Protect Counselling provider.

Hunterlink is a national and not-for-profit organisation experienced in providing support to the industry and various organisations throughout Australia. They operate a national 24/7 helpline and Employee Assistance Programs.

Protect Counselling, provided by Hunterlink is a free support program - independent of Protect, providing you and your immediate family members access to qualified professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - Australia-wide.

Please call 1300 725 881 (free call) if you need to speak to a trained, professional counsellor.

For more information about Protect's free counselling services you can also access the counselling portal through our website - http://www.protect.net.au/Counselling



Genuine Redundancy accounts tax free threshold for 2017/2018

July 01, 2017

$10,155 for the initial year, $5078 for each full year of service with your employer.



Establishment of Protect Severance Scheme No 2

June 09, 2017

From 1 July 2017, Protect will undergo a restructure which will see the introduction of a new approved worker entitlement fund, Protect Severance Scheme No 2 Pty Ltd as trustee for Protect Severance Scheme No 2 (Protect No 2). The new fund rules will be the same as Protect’s existing fund, Elecnet (Aust) Pty Ltd as trustee for Protect Severance Scheme (Protect No1), operated and managed by the existing Board of Directors, and have the same sponsors, employer and union representatives.

In order to avoid financial jargon, we wanted to keep the message clear and simple for our members – while the ABN may change, Protect members can be assured that this will not impact your entitlements; you will still have one Protect account with one statement and one account balance.

All new members who join Protect from the 1st July onward will come under Protect No 2 and all employer contributions after this date will be to Protect No 2.
When the time comes for members to lodge a claim, the payout will be a combined from both Protect No 1 and Protect No 2.

In case of any questions on this, please call Protect on 1300 344 249.


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