Forms to fill in
As we have a wide range of Income Protection policies, we want to make sure you fill in the claim form for the correct policy so your claim is processed as quickly as possible.
The most accurate way of doing this is by asking you to contact us on 01306 873 243 or DorkingClaimsAdmin@unum.co.uk and provide us with the following information:
- your name
- your date of birth
- your policy number
We will then be able to either email or post your claim forms; whichever is more convenient for you.
Where to send your forms
Call: 01306 873243 if you have any queries or would like to submit a claim by phone.
When to submit the forms
You can submit a claim as soon as you anticipate a problem, but please make sure you submit the forms no later than:
- Up to 13 week deferred period: within 4 weeks of your absence
- More than 13 week deferred period: within 10 weeks of your absence
Managing your claim
The onset of an illness or injury is traumatic enough for everyone involved without having to deal with unwanted and unnecessary administration.
To help support you, you will be looked after by a Claims Management Specialist who will stay with the claim, providing much-needed continuity. We will keep the policyholder regularly updated on the progress of the claim. And we’ll always:
- call before we write: it’s quicker and easier and enables you to ask any questions you might not feel able to through the formal written process
- keep you in the loop: we’ll give regular updates and ask for clarification when we need it
If your claim is accepted, regular Income Protection payments will be paid monthly in arrears directly to the policyholder’s bank account.
Paying benefit when it’s needed and for as long as it’s needed is vital. We will deliver on that commitment for as long as the claim lasts. Once a claim decision has been made, we’ll call to confirm the payments we’ll be making and talk about ongoing claims management plans.
If we don’t think the evidence supports paying the claim, we will take care to explain the reasons why – quickly and clearly.
If you would like help from our team of rehabilitation experts, please call our Rehabilitation Helpline on 01306 646 001.