Sanlam Trauma Benefit


The Trauma Benefit pays out a lump sum to the member should the member survive a covered traumatic event for 7 days.

This is a standalone benefit.

Options available:

Standard Cover – A claim is payable only once in the event of a traumatic illness.

Comprehensive Cover – Once an amount has been paid to a member owing to a traumatic illness, a benefit remains payable:

  • In the event of a traumatic illness of which the cause is totally unrelated to the previous claim for which a benefit has already been paid;
  • In the case of Angioplasty, provided that claims are limited to two; and Arrhythmia;
  • In the event of a traumatic illness involving any one organ, system or body part, or related group of organs, systems or body parts which is related to a traumatic illness for which less than 100% has already been paid (such a benefit is reduced by all amounts that have already been paid).

Waiting period:

A waiting period of 7 days will apply immediately following the date on which the traumatic illness was diagnosed. Should a member die before the end of the waiting period, no trauma benefit will be payable.

Pre-existing conditions:

  • No claim for a specific traumatic disease shall be paid if a member has suffered from that disease prior to commencement date.
  • No claim for a specific traumatic disease, which the member suffered within 24 months after the commencement date, shall be admitted if that disease has been directly or indirectly caused by or can be traced to a disease condition of which the member had been aware or had experienced symptoms or for which he/she received medical treatment 24 months prior to commencement date.

For more information and a detailed list of traumatic illnesses and injuries covered by Sanlam please contact your Associate or the office.

Thank you and regards,
The TSA Team

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