Rate Change - Things you need to know

2017 Health insurance premiums

At this time of year, private health insurers across Australia review their premiums to keep up with the growing cost of health care and claims expenses.

This year’s premium changes come into effect on 1 April 2017. There are no other changes to your Assure health cover.

You can continue to make your health insurance more rewarding every day by downloading the Qantas Assure App and keeping active.


Is my health insurance premium increasing?

As part of an industry-wide review, the Australian Government has approved premium changes for all health insurers. The changes to premiums will differ from product to product. We’ll be writing to our members in March to let them know about the changes before they take effect on 1 April 2017.


Why is my health insurance premium increasing?

Premium increases across the industry occur on 1 April each year and are driven by a range of factors, including claim expenses and the increasing cost of health treatments and technology.

In 2016 our insurance underwriter nib health funds paid out $1.4 billion in claims across all their products. 

What if I have any questions?

We’d love you to contact us to chat about your policy.