Accident Insurance | Voya

Accident Insurance | Voya

Accident Insurance

Can help ease the financial impact that comes with unexpected accident expenses.

Here's what you need to know

Accident Insurance is a valuable financial resource if a covered accident takes you (and your budget) by surprise.


No one plans to be injured in an accident – they always happen without warning. You can, however, be prepared for the unexpected expenses associated with an accident by enrolling in Accident Insurance. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll be better prepared with an added cushion of financial security that’s specifically designed to help take the sting from your accident-related bills. 


  • Pays a benefit directly to you to use however you want
  • The payment is made directly to you
  • It can help pay out-of-pocket expenses related to medical care associated with covered accidents
  • In addition to medical care, you may use it to pay for things like childcare, lodging, or over-the-counter medication


You can collect this benefit in addition to other coverage you have, including your employer’s major medical plan, any other type of medical coverage, disability insurance, or other benefits you may be eligible to collect. However, it is NOT health insurance and does not satisfy the requirement of minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Healing from an accidental injury can be costly to your budget in 2 ways:


  • Bills. Accidents may have unexpected out-of-pocket costs that take you by surprise. The list includes deductibles, copays, and any expenses that aren’t covered at all. All of these can put a serious dent in your savings.  
  • Lost wages. Your accident recovery could mean taking time out of work – either a little or a lot, depending on your needs. Or a family member might need to take time off to drive you to medical appointments or assist you in other ways. Either could impact the paycheck your family may rely on to keep everything on track. No one wants to struggle to pay regular bills with a reduced income while on the mend.


You may use your Accident Insurance payment any way you choose. It’s 100% your call how to spend the money you receive, without limitations or approvals from your major medical insurance. You can use it to help pay for medical expenses or non-medical expenses – anything that becomes a financial concern if you lose income while you’re out of work.


Access to this insurance can help you financially while you recover from your accident. Having less financial worry can mean a more positive mindset for focusing on your recovery.

These are the periods when you are eligible to enroll for Accident Insurance:

  • Within your new hire enrollment period 
  • If you have a qualifying life event (you get married, have a baby, etc.)
  • During your employer’s annual enrollment 


Check with your employer’s human resources/benefits team for specifics about these timeframes.


Keep in mind: If you enroll during these timeframes, you have what is called "guaranteed issue," which means no medical questions or tests are required to enroll.

These form(s) are in Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF) format and are available for downloading and printing.


Accident Insurance Benefit Guide

How It Works

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You enroll in Accident Insurance

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After it’s in effect, you are injured in a covered accident 

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Receive a benefit payment

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Use your money however you want

You are injured in a covered accident.

That’s when Accident Insurance comes in.

Because you have Accident Insurance, you get a cash benefit payment you can use for out-of-pocket expenses – or even put toward regular monthly bills.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Who is the provider?



    Voya Financial, Inc. is a leading health, wealth and investment company that helps individuals be well planned, well invested and well protected. Voya has earned recognition as: one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere; a member of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index; and a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” on the Disability Equality Index.


    Accident Insurance is underwritten by ReliaStar Life Insurance Company (Minneapolis, MN), a member of the Voya® family of companies. Voya Employee Benefits is a division of ReliaStar Life Insurance Company.

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  • When is a benefit paid under the plan?

    Once your insurance is effective, you’ll receive benefits for a covered accident. These benefits vary by state and may have other limitations and exclusions that may affect what’s payable. This plan provides protection for covered events experienced while off the job only. See your disclosure statement or outline of coverage/disclosure document for full details on your coverage.
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  • Who in my family is eligible for this program?

    Members of your family who are considered eligible to enroll for this insurance include:

    • You – if you are an active employee
    • Your legal spouse
    • Your eligible dependent children


    You must be enrolled in coverage for members of your family to also enroll.  

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  • How much does this insurance cost?

    This is group insurance offered at group rates. Refer to the policy documents for complete details. 
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  • Do I have to answer health questions or take a medical exam?

    No, you don’t. Your Accident Insurance is guaranteed issue, which means no medical questions or tests are required to enroll in this coverage. 
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  • What if my employment status changes?

    Good news! If you leave or retire from your current employer, you can continue your Accident Insurance without interruption (subject to applicable law and the policy’s terms and conditions). Although payroll deduction will no longer be available, you can opt for other payment methods such as direct bank account deduction, credit card billing or home billing. Higher rates may apply. 
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  • When would my coverage start?

    Coverage is effective on the 1st of the month after coverage is approved by Voya.
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  • Am I really free to use the payment any way I choose?

    Yes, you are! There are no restrictions or requirements about how you can use your accident cash benefit. Accidents aren’t something you can plan for – but you can be prepared with extra cash when one catches you off guard. You’re free to use this money on anything you choose, including out-of-pocket medical expenses and/or non-medical expenses. It can feel empowering to have this kind of flexibility.


Enrollment is limited to the company’s annual enrollment period or if you have a qualifying life event.

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  • Legal Disclaimers

    *The use of “spouse” means a person insured as a spouse as described in the certificate of insurance or rider. This may include domestic partners or civil union partners as defined by the group policy. Please contact your employer for more information.


    This is a summary of benefits only. A complete description of benefits, limitations, exclusions and termination of coverage will be provided in the certificate of insurance and riders. All coverage is subject to the terms and conditions of the group policy. If there is any discrepancy between this document and the group policy documents, the policy documents will govern. To keep coverage in force, premiums are payable up to the date of coverage termination. Accident Insurance is underwritten by ReliaStar Life Insurance Company (Minneapolis, MN), a member of the Voya® family of companies. Policy Form #RL-ACC3-POL-16; Certificate Form #RL-ACC3-CERT-16; and Rider Forms: Spouse Accident Rider Form #RL-ACC3-SPR-16, Children's Accident Rider Form #RL-ACC3-CHR-16, Wellness Benefit Rider Form #RL-ACC3-WELL-16, Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Rider Form #RL-ACC3-ADR-16, Catastrophic Accident Rider Form #RL-ACC3-CAR-16, Off Job Accident Disability Income Rider form #RL-ACC3-DIR-16, Sickness Hospital Confinement Rider Form #RL-ACC3-HCR-16, Waiver of Premium Rider form #RL-ACC3-WOP-16, Continuation of Insurance Rider form #RL-ACC3-CNT-16. Form numbers, provisions and availability may vary by state.

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