Choosing a health fund is about more than just price and inclusions. At Latrobe Health, we care for our members and pride ourselves on being ‘the health fund with heart’. Here are five reasons you'll notice the difference.
People before profit
As a not-for-profit, member-owned health insurer, we put people before profits. Our focus on affordability has resulted in premium rate increases lower than the industry average for 14 of the past 20 years.
And we pay back an average 90c in every dollar we receive in premium revenue in claims for our members.
In 2020, Latrobe Health took out two of Canstar’s Victorian Outstanding Value Health Insurance Awards for hospital and combined hospital and extras health insurance. Our gold hospital covers are currently among the most affordable in the market.
Whether it’s hospital coverage or one of our amazing extras covers, Latrobe Health has something to suit all healthcare needs and budgets. See more about our complete range of health covers.
Care for members
Not only do we want to make sure you’re getting the right coverage at the right price, we provide extra support for our members when times are tough.
Mindful of the financial stresses of the pandemic, Latrobe Health’s 2020 scheduled 1 April 2020 rate rise was deferred for six months, until 1 October 2020.
Latrobe also put in place measures to support members facing extra financial stresses, including 12 month deferrals on rate rises, suspensions for members facing hardship and cover for Coronavirus-related hospital admissions, no matter what level of hospital cover you are on.
All up our financial relief package for members totalled $8M and included access to telehealth consultations and a rollover on extras benefits.
Giving back to the community
We give back to community, improving access to the health services and contributing to the wellbeing of communities in which our members live.
In 2020 we donated $1M to local family violence and mental health services and $75,000 to fire-affected communities in East Gippsland in Victoria.
As a means of ensuring the health of local communities, we have supported the establishment of two general practitioner clinics.
We built Maryvale Private Hospital 30 years ago, demonstrating our commitment and vision of ensuring regional communities have access to health care services.
We make it easy
However you choose to connect, we're here for you.
Whether you're already one of our valued members, you're switching to Latrobe or new to health insurance, you can easily find out more about our hospital covers and extras covers online, or phone one of our friendly member consultants on 1300 362 144 to discuss your health insurance needs.