In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, GU Health postponed the annual health insurance increase for six months for all of our corporate clients.
We did this to help you maintain health insurance for your employees during this difficult time. We also implemented a number of measures through our COVID-19 support package to ensure members were able to access essential health services throughout the pandemic.
With the six-month deferral coming to an end, our annual rate rise changes will apply from 1 October 2020.
For clients and members who renew outside of the 1 April period, the rate deferral will reflect the six-month postponement from renewal. This means the new rate will come into effect six months from the usual renewal date and we will communicate to those clients and members in a timely manner.
During the pandemic, we also implemented a number of measures through our COVID-19 support package to ensure your clients/employees were able to access essential health services throughout the pandemic.
From 1 October 2020, the element of the support package offering additional provisions for financial hardship assistance in the form of a 60-day premium waiver or a six-month suspension ended.
Ongoing support during the COVID-19 pandemic
We are pleased to confirm that we have extended the following support options as part of our COVID-19 member and community support package, until 31 March 2021:
Find answers to our members’ most frequently asked questions.
For corporate clients and partners we’ve developed some resources that encourage active health management. You may find these helpful to share with your employees during these uncertain and challenging times.
You can also call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.
You may find these trusted resources useful during this time. Click on these links:
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