What does accident insurance cover?
Accident insurance provides cover either for accidents only or both accidents and illnesses showing symptoms together with certain accidents. Accidents include fractures, strains, ruptures or cuts caused by, for example, slipping, falling or some other sudden event. Accident insurance also covers, among other things, drowning, frostbite and sun stroke.
If a loss occurs, accident insurance covers, for example, medical consultations, medication, examinations and surgery. Accident insurance also enables various musculoskeletal therapy required for the treatment of accidental injuries, and also functional therapies, which may mean that you can prevent surgery altogether. You can also choose a type of insurance that compensates dental examinations and treatments caused by an accident.
Accident insurance can also cover expenses for fitness tests and related expert services in a situation in which a health care professional recommends exercise to you for the treatment of an accidental injury. You can also extend the policy with athletes’ covers, with compensation being paid for medical consultation, examination and surgery costs caused by accidents in selected sports.
We recommend that you insure your health not only in case of accidents but also illnesses. See below how health insurance can help you if you suddenly fall ill.
Price of accident insurance
The price of accident insurance depends largely on which covers you include in it. Accident insurance always includes Medical Treatment Cover in case of costs incurred by medical consultations, special examinations, medication and surgery, but you can extend coverage even further. The price of accident insurance is also based on the deductibles you have chosen. The deductible is the amount you have to pay in any case in the event of loss or damage.
Once you have chosen the coverage and deductibles of your accident insurance, you will see the preliminary price for it. The price also depends on the number of instalments in which you pay the premiums, and which other policies you have taken with us. By taking out more policies with us, you will get the best benefits and discounts. If you want, you can request Pohjola Insurance for a quote on all of your household’s policies using our handy online form.
Is there coverage abroad?
Accident insurance is valid throughout the world, but compensation is only paid for expenses incurred in Finland. If you have an accident abroad and need to see a doctor or require medical attention that causes expenses, you are covered by Pohjola Insurance’s travel insurance. Travel insurance provides cover in case of illnesses that begin or accidents that occur during travel, and you can extend coverage to include laptops, cameras, phones and other luggage in case of, for example, breakage, disappearance or theft. Read more about the insurance below.
Voluntary accident insurance or statutory workers' compensation insurance?
The accident insurance policies presented on this page for unborn babies and for children and adults are voluntary accident insurance policies, which you can use to cover your health in case of leisure-time accidents. On the other hand, if you are an entrepreneur, you insure your employees with statutory workers' compensation insurance. Statutory workers' compensation insurance provides cover if your company employee has an injury at work, on their way to or from work, during work-related circumstances, or has an occupational disease. The obligation to insure is based on the Workers' Compensation Act.
If an accident occurs, the Pohjola Health Advisor and Pohjola Hospital are there to help
If you have taken out Pohjola Insurance’s accident insurance, you have free access to the Pohjola Health Advisor service. If you have concerns about your health and are contemplating on some form of home care or a visit to the doctor, you can ring Pohjola’s Health Advisor. The Health Advisor will assess your symptoms and refer you to the appropriate professional. If there is no need to visit a doctor, the Health Advisor will give you clear instructions for home care, ensuring your speedy recovery.
If you need to see a doctor, we recommend that you go to Pohjola Hospital. You will get professional help and as our insurance customer, you do not have to file a claim afterwards. Your insurance matters will be taken care of at Pohjola Hospital’s claims desk, and you only have to pay your deductible, if any.