A member may be reimbursed the part of a life insurance policy premium they pay because of the additional risk involved in doing their duties. This includes a member on Reserve service. This additional risk premium is the difference between these two amounts.
The premium the member would pay for life insurance if their duties did not involve additional risk.
The premium they pay because of the nature of their duties.
Note: In the total workforce model, a member of the Reserves on Reserve service may be described as a member in Service category 3, 4 or 5. A member on Service option C is not a member of the Reserves on Reserve service.
A member may be reimbursed their additional risk insurance costs if they do either of the following.
They pay more than a normal yearly life insurance policy premium because of the nature of their duties.
Examples: A member serving in flying or submarine categories.
They pay a higher premium on a life insurance policy they take out on a dependant because of the nature of their duties.
A member will not be reimbursed their additional risk insurance costs if they pay additional premiums only because of the location they are serving in.
The member is eligible for a reimbursement of the additional risk premium they paid for each insurance policy. No more than $2,483 can be paid in respect of a financial year, in total.
The CDF may grant an additional reimbursement, up to the amount of the additional risk premium. The CDF must consider all these criteria.
The member's rank and duties.
The nature of the policy and the commencement and maturity dates of the policy.
The value of the policy.
The reason for the additional risk premium.
The additional risk premium offered by other insurers.
Any other factor relevant to the member's life insurance.
Persons who can make the decision under subsection 188.8.131.52 on behalf of the CDF:
Director General Navy People
Director Navy Personnel Policy and Governance
Director Navy Employment Conditions
Director General Army People Capability
Director Personnel Policy – Army
Staff Officer Grade 1 – Personnel Policy – Army
Director General Personnel – Air Force
Director Personnel Policy – Air Force
Deputy Director Personnel Policy – Air Force
Deputy Director Service Conditions – Air Force
A member is eligible for reimbursement once a year.
The premium for the additional risk insurance must be paid in full before reimbursement can be made.
Note: The member must provide evidence of the payment. It is the member's responsibility to provide enough detail to allow the benefit to be verified.
Application to Reservists: Yes.
Copies of forms are available on the webforms system or through the Defence Service Centre.