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Winner of $10,000 major grant announced

Winner of $10,000 major grant announced

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the $10,000 major grant through the Westfund Community Grants Program. The $10,000 was announced as part of a $50,000 boost for Round One, 2020 to help mark the milestone of 50,000 memberships for Westfund. The additional $40,000 was awarded in regular grants through the program. The shortlisted candidates… 

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Record number of grants in Round 1 2020

Record number of grants in Round 1 2020

The successful applicants from Round One, 2020 of the Westfund Community Grants Program have been announced The Program continues to grow, with a record number of applicants sharing their initiatives to secure a defibrillator or a grant of up to $2500. This round had an added bonus for applicants, with an extra $50,000 in funding… 

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Extension of COVID-19 support for members

Extension of COVID-19 support for members

As COVID-19 continues to evolve and impact our lives in unexpected ways, Westfund is focused on helping you manage your health and financial wellbeing throughout this challenging time. That’s why we’ve recently announced the extension of our COVID-19 support for members – with programs now available until the end of 2020 so that you can… 

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Private health insurers pay out record number of high claims

Private health insurers pay out record number of high claims

Private Healthcare Australia has released its 2019 high claims data report revealing health funds paid 367,979 hospital claims where the benefit payment for the episode of care exceeded $10,000. The organisation said this is an increase of 16,700 (4.8 per cent) high claims on the previous year. Of the claims, 28 cost more than $300,000,… 

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Health funds support their members through pandemic

Health funds support their members through pandemic

Australia’s private health insurers paid out $5.4 billion in benefits between April and June 2020 despite the challenging operating environment under COVID-19 restrictions. The latest quarterly APRA data released reveals health funds paid out an additional $100 million in claims on the previous March quarter. Meanwhile, health fund premium revenue fell 1.4 per cent quarter… 

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