GU Health is the only corporate health insurance specialist in Australia. We're focused solely on providing innovative health insurance products to corporates, identifying your company’s unique needs to deliver a tailored experience and expert service you can depend on. GU Health benefits from being part of the larger Australian Unity Group, while maintaining the flexibility to innovate and tailor solutions.
GU Health is committed to supporting your efforts to improve productivity and engagement through positive health and wellbeing practices in the workplace. We ensure your employees have the privilege of generous benefits, above the industry average, and that they have access to a wide range of healthcare services and programs.
As members of the Australian Health Services Alliance (AHSA), which represents 27 of the 37 registered private health insurers across Australia, we are able to negotiate hospital contracts that help in providing exceptional outcomes and a positive GU Health member experience.
GU Health is a signatory to the Private Health Insurance Code of Conduct. The code is designed to help you so you have clear information and transparency in your relationship with us.
The benefits you get from your health cover will pay for some or all of the cost of health services not covered by Medicare and reduce the cost for a range of extras including physiotherapy, dental and optical.
As well as making private hospital treatment affordable and reducing the waiting time for elective surgery, private health insurance gives you the option of being treated by a registered doctor or practitioner of your choice.
In addition, you'll be able to apply for exemption from tax penalties relating to health insurance and avoid the government Lifetime Health Cover loading on your contributions.
If you'd like more information about joining GU Health, please contact the GU Health Member Relations Team on 1800 249 966 between 8.30am and 5.00pm (EST) Monday to Friday.
Unlike retail funds, corporate health insurance is not just something else we do; it’s all we do. Your employer has peace of mind knowing that they've partnered with the experts in employer-funded health plans.
With GU Health you have access to a tailored health plan, superior benefits and exceptional service. We offer some of the best returns in the market, paying back an average of 73.6 per cent on extras services compared to the industry average of 48.1 per cent. Our above-average extras benefits are also based on a percentage-of-cost benefit, which is not dependent on a preferred provider network. This means you'll get more back on the cost of your treatment, regardless of the registered provider you choose to see.
As well as providing high-level and comprehensive hospital cover for both public and private hospitals, we have an extensive range of partner private hospitals for you to choose from. With
GU Health you can also avoid waiting periods when transferring from an equivalent level of cover, where waiting periods were already served.
Add to that instant claiming with your GU Health Member Card on selected extras services, and we’re confident that it won’t take you long to understand why your employer has chosen to partner with GU Health.
There are different types of health insurers in Australia: restricted funds which are usually industry based, or funds that focus on the retail market. And then there’s GU Health, Australia’s only corporate health insurance specialist, focused solely on providing innovative health insurance products and services to businesses. We understand that no two businesses are alike — that’s why your corporate health insurance plan should be unique to your business.
Servicing over 300 companies, we apply our expert private health insurance knowledge so that you’re not forced into a one-size-fits-all solution. We work with you to ensure your company’s health plan will be tailored to your industry, budget, payroll structures and employee profile.
Lost productivity in the workplace has been estimated to cost businesses around $6.4 billion a year1 and is attributable to factors such as obesity or attending work when sick. There’s no doubt that investing in employee health and wellbeing can make a positive contribution to your bottom line.
Be assured that the value of an expert provider will be noticed by your employees, with 97 per cent2 of our members indicating they appreciate their employer’s support for their health insurance. Four out of five also say private health insurance as an employee benefit would influence their choice when deciding on a future employer.2
Partnering with GU Health will ensure you get more from the investment in your most important resource — your people. GU Health can work with you to tailor a solution that'll make a tangible difference to employee engagement and productivity.