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Australian Unity postpones premium increase

30 Mar 2020

To help reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its customers, Australian Unity has postponed all private health insurance premium increases scheduled for 1 April 2020.

The wellbeing company announced today that effective immediately, it will postpone Private Health Insurance and Overseas Visitors Cover premium increases until at least 1 October 2020.

Australian Unity has also announced that effective immediately, all private health insurance policyholders who are Australian residents, irrespective of their level of hospital cover, will be covered for chest, heart, lung and kidney hospital admissions, if their admission relates to COVID-19. 

Group Managing Director Rohan Mead said that as a provider of health, wealth and living services, Australian Unity is doing all it can to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on its members, customers, employees and the community.

“The wellbeing of our customers and our people is our highest priority in these challenging times and we are doing everything we can to support and care for them,” Mr Mead said.

More information about what our company is doing to protect and support its members, customers and the community is available at


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