Our thoughts are with the people and communities who have been impacted by the latest bushfire crisis. We’ll be in touch directly with members in affected areas or, if you have been significantly impacted, please contact us to discuss your payment options.
As a not-for-profit health fund, we work to keep premiums as low as possible while still delivering quality products and services. Each year we adjust our premiums to ensure we can continue to provide cover that keeps your health care affordable.
Union Health premiums will increase by an average of 3.18% which is lower than the overall industry average premium increase of 3.25%. Our ageing population, rising healthcare costs including advancements in medical technology, all contribute to health inflation which at 4.1% per annum, is significantly higher than the consumer price index (CPI).
The premium increase reported by the media is the average percentage increase of all products across all health funds. But did you know that each cover is reviewed individually? Therefore your premium may increase by more or less than this amount.
To calculate how much each product will increase, we look at the number of people on that product and estimate how much we’ll need to pay in claims over the next year.
Your premium may also be affected by the government rebate which is paid at a lower percentage than last year. This means you pay more towards the cost of your premium and the government pays less.