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History of HBF

 2011  Today we're proud to be WA's leading health insurer and one of the leading providers of home, car and travel insurance. We have more than 880 employees at our 19 branches and in our head office. A lot has changed since our inception in 1941, but one thing remains the same - our sole purpose is to serve our members.
Electronic claiming available.
2008 saw us introduce electronic claiming for ancillary services and unveil a new logo.
HBF members were given access to financial planning advice when we launched HBF Financial Services in 2003.
In March 2000 our name was shortened to HBF. Lifetime Health Cover was introduced in 2000, and along with the 30% rebate introduced in 1999, it resulted in a significant increase in membership numbers.
 In 1999 the Federal Government introduced the 30% rebate, making private health insurance even more attractive.
 In October 1994 "Ted" first appeared as the star of Hospital Benefit Fund commercials.
Travel insurance available.
Our range of general insurance products was expanded to also include travel insurance.
Along with health insurance, we began to offer home and car insurance to our members.
1980 saw us move into 125 Murray Street Perth.
In 1975, we expanded our services further to include ancillary health services such as physiotherapy and podiatry.
In the 1970s we gave our members outside of Perth greater access to our services, opening our first regional branches at sites including Albany, Collie, Geraldton and Katanning.
In November 1951, we offered our members even greater benefits, by expanding our services to include a Medical Fund to cover doctors' consultations.
As our coverage had gradually extended to all Western Australian hospitals, in October 1945 MHBF lost the word 'Metropolitan' to become the Hospital Benefit Fund.
HBF began in April 1941 as the Metropolitan Hospital Benefit Fund, to help West Australians cover the cost of hospital treatment.

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