Media reports on breast cancer coverage incorrect

Reports on breast cancer coverage incorrect

Recent media reports claiming that breast cancer treatment will only be covered under the top-level health insurance policies are unfounded, according to Teachers Federation Health (UniHealth) CEO Mr Brad Joyce.

“Media reports linking the introduction of the new Gold/Silver/Bronze/Basic classification system to a reduction in coverage for breast cancer treatment are incorrect”

“In fact, the classification is yet to be finalised, and health funds are still in discussions with the government about the structure of the system,”

“So, these claims are unsubstantiated, and only serve to cause unnecessary stress to health consumers,” Mr Joyce said.

 

Benefits of being with a member-first health fund

While many questions are being asked about the new system, and not many answers available to date, members of UniHealth can rest assured that their health and wellbeing is front of mind.

“As a not-for-profit organisation, UniHealth is focused on the health and wellbeing of members and ensuring they get the best possible value for their health cover”

“We will ensure our members are kept up-to-date with any changes that do occur as a result of the Gold/Silver/Bronze/Basic classification,” Mr Joyce said.

Members are advised to access the UniHealth website regularly for any updates. Members will be notified directly once the new system has been finalised.

 

What you can do

  • Review your membership details and understand what you are and aren’t covered for under your level of cover. You can find out more about your cover via Online Member Services.
  • If you have any questions specifically about the government reforms you can email our project team directly: reforms@unihealthinsurance.com.au

 

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