Australian Unity defers health insurance rate rise

07 February 2023

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Australian Unity health insurance members will have their annual premium increase deferred for 7 months until 1 November 2023.

Wellbeing company Australian Unity announced plans to defer implementation of its 2023 premium increase as part of its ongoing COVID-19 support measures.

Australian Unity Health Limited Chief Executive Officer Rebecca Windsor said the planned deferral acknowledges the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on health insurance members’ access to some health services.

“Delaying premium increases means we’re able to pass on an additional $19 million in COVID-related support measures to our customers. This takes the total value delivered to members to around $85 million since the start of the pandemic.”

Ms Windsor said Australian Unity is proud to have supported our customers through our giveback program as well as a range of other support measures for people who may be experiencing financial hardship.

“Keeping health insurance affordable is a priority for Australian Unity and we encourage our customers to contact us to ensure their health insurance meets their budget needs,” said Ms Windsor.

“If you’re currently experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to our team to discuss the support we have available on 13 29 39.”

Australian Unity will notify members of how the planned deferral will impact them.

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About Australian Unity
Established in 1840, Australian Unity is a member-owned wellbeing company with more than 385,000 members and more than 700,000 customers. Our range of health, wealth and care products and services provides member, customer and community value that is supportive of personal and community wellbeing.

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