So you now want to join the NZPFU Protect Income Protection Insurance?

This notice and form is for you!

As previously notified, from 3 June 2024 FENZ will pay the NZPFU Protect Income Protection Insurance premiums direct for NZPFU members whose substantive positions are covered by the collective employment agreement. The 3 May NZPFU notice which explains the changes fully can be accessed here.

This notice and form is only for NZPFU members not already signed up to the NZPFU Protect Income Protection Insurance but want to be covered when FENZ pays the insurance premiums direct.

This form is for you if:

  • You are a NZPFU member and you substantive position is covered by the current collective employment agreement. Those substantive positions are Trainee Firefighter, Firefighter, Qualified Firefighter, Senior Firefighter, Station Officer Senior Station Officer, Dispatcher, Senior Dispatcher, Shift Manager, Volunteer Support Officer, Trainer, Senior Trainer, Advisor Community Readiness and Recovery, Advisor Risk Reduction, Senior Advisor Community Readiness and Recovery and Senior Advisor Risk Reduction. 
  • You have not already signed up to the NZPFU Protect Income Protection Insurance. You will know this as you have not been paying $50 a week by direct credit to the NZPFU insurance account.
  • You now want to sign up to the NZPFU Protect Income Protection Insurance from 3 June 2024 when FENZ is paying the insurance premiums direct to the employer. This will be not be a deduction from your wages – FENZ will pay the insurer direct on a bulk billing arrangement.  Please note you will not have cover before 3 June 2024 as the premiums would not have been paid before then.

Please complete the attached form and email it to wellington@nzpfu.org.nz.  The NZPFU will make sure FENZ and Protect get a copy of your form so you are included in the FENZ bulk billing from 3 June 2024.  If we do not receive your completed form before 3 June 2024 you can still join anytime and you will be included in the bulk billing from the time your form is received.  

Once your forms are received you will receive confirmation of your membership to the insurance and a welcome pack from Protect.

If you are already a member of  the NZPFU Protect Income Protection Insurance you have to sign a different form to be included in the bulk billing arrangement which has been sent to you by email and can be accessed via last Thursday’s national notice. You also have to make sure your weekly premiums are not in arrears.

In unity,
Wattie Watson
National Secretary

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