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2019 rate review

The Minister for Health has announced the approved 2019 rates increase for all registered Australian health funds, effective from 1 April 2019.

The rate review takes into account a range of factors such as the rising cost of healthcare services due to advances in medical technology as well as our ageing population.

In March you’ll receive a letter from us providing you with your new contribution amount.

From 1 April, any contributions you make toward your membership will be calculated at the new rate, if your plan renews on this date. If you’ve paid your membership in advance of this date, the new rate will take effect from your next payment.

Please keep in mind that this increase in your contribution is different to the rate adjustment from the change to the Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance, which also takes effect from 1 April 2019.

Please refer to our Member FAQs here to provide you with more information.

PHI reforms

The Federal Minister for Health released the details of a series of reforms to private health insurance in July 2018 that will be introduced from 1 April 2019. These reforms are designed to improve the affordability of private health insurance and make private health insurance easier for you to understand. To find out more, visit our PHI Reforms page.

GU Health’s Access Gap Cover has a new name

Access Gap is now called the GU Health Medical Gap Network. The aim of the scheme remains the same: to minimise your out-of-pocket expenses associated with hospital inpatient medical and surgical fees. If you have any questions please call your Member Relations Team on 1800 249 966 between 8.30am and 5pm (AEST) Monday to Friday, or email: [email protected]

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Your 2017/2018 Tax Statement will be available by 17 July

You can access your 2017/2018 Annual Private Health Insurance Tax Statement from 17 July by visiting guhealth.com.au and logging into your Online Member Services.

Go to the Member Login box on the right of the home page, enter your Membership Number and Password or register for Online Member Services.

We’ll also post GU Health members their tax statements via mail by Saturday, 15 July.

Your tax statement contains important information about any Australian Government Rebate you’ve received on your private health insurance and details of your private health insurance membership from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

This information will be required for you to complete your 2017/2018 tax return.

To find answers to some of the commonly asked questions about your tax statement please refer to our Member FAQs.

We’re here to help

For assistance or for more information please contact our Member Relations Team by email: [email protected] or call 1800 249 966 between 8.30am to 5pm (AEST), Monday to Friday.

Grand United Corporate Health Limited (GU Health) ABN 99 002 985 033 is a registered health insurer. A subsidiary of nib holdings limited ABN 51 125 633 856. © Grand United Corporate Health Limited 2018.