Accident & Critical Illness

These plans are voluntary – you choose whether or not to purchase coverage. Pay 100% of the premiums for the elected plans. Enrollment occurs only during initial eligibility period & Open Enrollment. Coverage through Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company.

Accident Insurance

Just as it sounds, Accident insurance can help you pay for costs you may incur after a covered accidental injury. Covered accidents include a car accident, a fall while skiing or even a fall down the stairs at home. The benefit is paid regardless of any other insurance coverage you might have (including your medical coverage). The policy also includes an Accidental Death Benefit of $50,000*. 

* Spouse benefit is $25,000 and Child benefit is $10,000.

Emergency Room Visits
Hospital Stays
Fractures and/or Dislocations
Medical Exams
Physical Therapy
Transportation and Lodging

Emergency Room Visits

Hospital Stays

Fractures and/or Dislocations
Medical Exams
including major diagnostic exams

Physical Therapy
Transportation and Lodging
if you are away from home when the accident happens

How the Plan Works

The benefit amount is paid directly to you unless otherwise assigned. You can use the financial benefit in any way you like, including deductibles, child care, housecleaning, groceries, utilities, or any purpose that can help you meet your personal, financial or household needs. Below is an example scenario.

On his way to work, John was in a car accident.

He was transported by ground ambulance to the emergency room and admitted to the hospital.


He had a dislocated hip and spent five days in the hospital.

He had several physical therapy sessions before returning to work.

John submitted his accident claim and received $5,850 from his accident insurance coverage.

He used it towards his deductible, copay and supplemental income for his missed work days.

John's Accident Insurance Benefits Paid A Total Of $3,800
Ground Ambulance
Dislocated Hip
Emergency Room
Hospital Stay – Admission
Hospital Stay – Daily (5 days)
Physical Therapy (4 sessions)

Coverage That Is Yours — No Matter Where You Are

There are no medical questions or pre-existing condition clauses with the coverage. You may take the coverage with you if you leave Valleywise for any reason (with certain stipulations). Coverage is available for on-and-off job accidents. Coverage is available for your spouse and children.


Heart Attack

Major Organ Failure


Renal Failure

Occupational HIV

How the Plan Works

Critical Illness insurance pays a fixed benefit directly to each participant (unless otherwise assigned) who is diagnosed with a covered critical illness; re-occurrence benefits if the condition returns, and additional occurrence benefit if another covered illness is incurred (subject to limitations). You can use this money for any purpose you like. It can help pay for expenses not covered by your health care plan (such as your deductible or copays), lost income, child care, travel to and from treatment, home health care costs or any of your regular household expenses. Policy includes a $50 health screening benefit. Below is an example.

Tom suffered a relatively small stroke and was hospitalized for five days.

He began rehab to get back to where he was physically before the stroke.

Tom submitted his claim and received a lump-sum payment of $40,000.

Critical Illness Coverage
Benefit AmountGuaranteed Issue Amount for
New Eligible Employees
Guaranteed Issue Amount for
Late Enrollees
Children$20,000All guaranteed issueAll guaranteed issue

Take Your Critical Illness Coverage With You

You may take this coverage with you if you leave Valleywise for any reason (with certain stipulations). Click the link below for more details about payments, limitations, and exclusions with this plan.