Here you will find a list of health insurance funds which provide coverage for podiatry services in Australia. It is evident below that many health insurance companies offer various levels of health insurance cover within Australia. The Australian Government has recently tried to simplify the process of choosing the right health insurance cover by insisting health insurance products are categorised under 1 of 4 types. These types are basic cover, bronze cover, silver cover and gold cover.
In theory this classification is a step in the right direction, however, trying to choose the right health cover still remains far more challenging than choosing the correct mortgage for your family home. The confusion makes it difficult for consumers to make real insurance product comparisons, nevertheless, it's a small improvement which will hopefully lead to further positive changes for consumers.
This list is constantly being updated but is current up until the 1st April 2019.
Private Health Insurer with the respective ATO ID (Australian Tax Office ID code) and Type (Open or Restricted Access)
ACA Health Benefits Fund ACA Restricted
ahm health insurance AHM Open
Australian Unity Health Limited AUF Open
Bupa HI Pty Ltd BUP Open
CBHS Corporate Health Pty Ltd CBC Open
CBHS Health Fund Limited CBH Restricted
CDH Benefits Fund CDH Open
CUA Health Limited CPS Open
Defence Health Limited AHB Restricted
Doctors' Health Fund AMA Restricted
Emergency Services Health ESH Restricted
GMHBA Limited GMH Open
Grand United Corporate Health FAI Open
HBF Health Limited HBF Open
HCF HCF Open
Health Care Insurance Limited HCI Open
Health Partners SPS Open
health.com.au HEA Open
Latrobe Health Services LHS Open
Medibank Private Limited MBP Open
Mildura Health Fund MDH Open
MO Health MYO Open
Navy Health Ltd NHB Restricted
nib Health Funds Ltd. NIB Open
Nurses & Midwives Health NMW Restricted
Peoplecare Health Insurance LHM Open
Phoenix Health Fund Limited PWA Open
Police Health SPE Restricted
Queensland Country Health Fund Ltd QCH Open
Railway and Transport Health Fund Limited RTE Restricted
Reserve Bank Health Society Ltd RBH Restricted
St.Lukes Health SLM Open
Teachers Health NTF Restricted
Transport Health Pty Ltd TFS Open
TUH Health Fund QTU Restricted
Westfund Limited WFD Open
Health insurance brokers are available and industry/employee specific health insurance schemes do exist. For example In South Australia Police Health is a restricted access health insurer where membership is available to past and present employees of SAPOL and their immediate family members. For specific details on each of these insurance options you are best to contact the health insurer directly.
For further comparisons between health insurance funds you can visit the Australian Government helth insurance website at:
An Australian Government site showing every Health Insurance Policy available from every Health Fund in Australia.
WARNING : This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending upon your diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist, your Doctor or your foot specialist.
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