If you want to help manage the cover, you'll also need to get them to complete a Delegated Authority Form. This form takes less than 5 minutes to complete and gives Australian Unity legal permission to deal with both the person who holds the health insurance and you as their delegated authority.
Your health insurance needs to be paid in advance at all times, and can be paid up to a maximum of 12 months in advance. There are two ways you can pay your premiums:
A direct debit is an instruction from you to your bank or other financial institution. It authorises Australian Unity to collect your health insurance premiums from your account on a date that matches your selected payment frequency (e.g. monthly, quarterly, yearly). You can set up direct debits to be paid from your credit card or from an Australian bank account.
When you pay by account notice, you'll receive a bill for your health insurance premiums on a date that matches your selected payment frequency. Instructions describing the different ways you can make payments are included on the account notice.