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Change to Redundancy Claim Payments

December 17, 2019

Protect is pleased to report we have recently obtained approval from the ATO to implement an improvement to the scheme. This will enable payments to be made to workers based on the event which caused their employment to terminate. If a worker is made redundant, a redundancy payment will be applicable. If a worker’s employment is terminated or the worker resigns, a termination payment applies.

This avoids the sometimes confusing arrangement requiring workers to permanently elect whether to have a termination or a redundancy account. This permanent election sometimes disadvantaged workers depending on their circumstances. From December 17, the ‘election’ will be removed and the circumstances will determine how the worker is paid.

Keep an eye on this website for a fuller explanation.

Firefighters Ambulance Cover

June 03, 2019

Workers who join Protect under the Firefighters Injury & Illness Cover receive an Ambulance Victoria Family Membership. So how does that work for existing members of Ambulance Victoria?

Existing should maintain your cover and renew a 12-month subscription before expiry.

Send your receipt together with your banking details to ATC via ufuforms@atcis.com.au and they will arrange for reimbursement. At that time you will also be reimbursed for the period of cover you paid for since signing with Protect.

If you currently have a 3 or 5 year membership, or have any further queries, please contact a Protect Field Team Officer for assistance on 1300 344 249.


Legislation Update and Senate Committee Submission

August 29, 2019

The Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019 is currently before Parliament, which will seek to regulate Worker Entitlement Funds such as Protect. The Bill has been referred to the Senate’s Standing Committee on Education and Employment. Protect has made a written submission to the Committee.

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What's new? Protect App version 2

July 29, 2019

In addition to increased user experience features, the latest update to the Protect Services App also includes a 'forgotten password' option and a 'membership card' display which effectively can replace your hard copy membership card.

If you are one of the 5,000+ members who have already downloaded our App, look out for the upgrade notification.

We require an initial registration for new users, call our Member Services Team on 1300 344 249 to have your account activated and then simply download from The App Store or Google Play.


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