We invite you to join HCi today!
At HCi, we are committed to providing the best health cover for you and your family, it’s that easy. So our private health insurance is easy to understand, and delivers both comprehensive and affordable health care.
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Why join HCi?
Join HCi for peace of mind
Join HCi for that peace of mind, plus the knowledge you can contact us for assistance – and speak to a real person who understands YOUR cover.
Hospital treatment cover
By taking out HCi private health insurance, you can be sure that if you or your family require hospital treatment you will have greater control over who, where and when you are treated. In most cases, the waiting time for elective surgery will be significantly less than the public system. HCi provides access to over 500 private hospitals and day hospital facilities and more than 30,000 doctors.
Other health care treatments
Avoid the Medicare Levy Surcharge
For those who are on high incomes, private health cover also helps you avoid paying an additional Medicare Levy Surcharge.
Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) loading
The aim of the Federal Government’s Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) initiative is to encourage people to take out private health insurance hospital cover early in life. By joining earlier in life and continuing hospital cover, you will be rewarded with lower fees than if you join later in life.
LHC is a financial loading that can be payable in addition to the base rate premium for your hospital cover.
Join soon to avoid the LHC
To avoid paying a LHC loading, you need to purchase hospital cover by 1 July following your 31st birthday.
If you purchase hospital cover after this date you may be required to pay 2% for each year you are over 30. For instance, if you wait until you are 40, you could be paying an extra 20% on the cost of your hospital cover. If you wait until you are 50, you could pay 40% more. And so on, up to a maximum of 70%.
Cooling off when you join HCi
Don’t worry – we give all our new members a cooling-off period of 30 days. This can also include members changing HCi policies.
Our cooling off policy lets you cancel your membership within 30 calendar days with a full refund of any paid fees. Your cooling-off period starts as soon as you join. It ends on the 30th day or when you make a claim, whichever is first.
// Switch to HCi
Switching from another fund?
There’s no new wait times when you switch to HCi from another health fund.* And it only takes a few minutes to get it going.
It’s easy! Simply fill out our online Membership Application, making sure the Clearance Request section is completed, and HCi will take care of the rest!
* For the same or equivalent cover. Waiting periods may apply if you get higher levels of HCi cover than at your previous fund.