COVID-19 payments to members
HBF is returning $42 million to members who held Hospital and/or Extras cover between 25 March 2020 and 30 June 2020.
HBF are closely aligned with CUA Health. We’re both purpose-driven, member focused organisations with a long history of delivering for people in the moments that matter.
There will be no changes to the way you use your health cover or interact with CUA Health at this stage. HBF looks forward to working with CUA Health and welcoming their members. If there are any changes in the future, HBF will reach out to you directly.
HBF have been in business since 1941. That’s 80 years’ experience supporting members health and wellbeing.
HBF are the only major fund to announce that they will be returning money to members who couldn’t use their health cover due to COVID-19 restrictions in 2020.
HBF had the lowest premium increases of all the major funds for two years running.
We understand that you might have questions about what will happen to your health cover as we transition from one organisation to another. We have prepared some frequently asked questions below that might help answer any queries you have.
If you have any questions, you can continue to contact us the same way you usually do, by emailing our CUA health specialists or calling us between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm (AEST).
Email CUA at firstname.lastname@example.org Call CUA on 1300 499 260
This decision will allow CUA to focus on our core banking business and purpose of helping all Australians own their own homes. CUA and HBF are
more closely aligned than many people realise. We’re both purpose-driven organisations with a long history of delivering for members in the
moments that matter.
Our sale to HBF is great news for members, HBF have a track record of keeping premium increases low and are committed to putting their
members first. In the short term, there will be no changes to your cover or the way you currently interact with CUA Health. As HBF build on their
growth strategy to become a truly national organisation we’ll be putting our members’ interests first, and believe that for most of you, any
changes that arise from this process will be positive.
CUA Health will move to come under the name HBF in the near future. At this time, it will remain as CUA Health. Further communication will be
provided closer to name change.
Your coverage will remain the same. We will communicate with you regularly and make sure you’re kept up to date on any changes in the
future. Our sale to HBF is great news for members, as we work to maintain the benefits you receive as part of your cover.
At this stage, there are no changes to your policy, and you can continue to use your health cover the same way as you always have. If there
are changes in the future, you will be communicated to with appropriate notice including how the changes might impact you.
Your premiums will remain the same at this stage. HBF will communicate with you regularly and make sure you’re kept up to date on any key
changes in the future. Our sale to HBF is great news for members, as it brings the benefits of being with a not-for-profit fund that has scale,
helping to keep downward pressure on premiums and maintaining the benefits you receive as part of your cover.
You can continue to claim as normal. There will be no changes at this stage to the way you use your health cover or interact with CUA Health. If
there are any changes, HBF will communicate with you directly and make sure you’re kept up to date on what you need to do.
There will be no changes to the way you interact with CUA Health. You can continue to call, email, or use CUA Health’s online member services
to make a change to your policy. HBF will communicate with you regularly and make sure you’re kept up to date on any changes in the future.
Yes, you can continue to make changes to your health cover, including switching products. HBF will communicate any changes to you directly
and make sure you’re kept up to date with any key changes to your policy.
CUA’s purpose driven strategy is to help Australians own their own homes and we believe that our health members will be better served by a
focussed health insurer. As we move away from health insurance the decision to change our name wasn’t taken lightly. After extensive market
research we learned that many Australians don’t know what a credit union is. To grow and best service our customers, we needed to rebrand to
a bank. On 1 June 2021 we will change our name to Great Southern Bank.
If you have any issues you can continue to call or email CUA Health and someone will be able to help you. HBF will communicate with you
regularly and make sure you’re kept up to date on any changes in the future.
HBF have purchased CUA Health. As an Australian operated organisation, HBF are required to adhere to strict privacy laws. You can rest assured
that your personal information will continue to be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act, ensuring a high standard of privacy, security and
While there is no obligation to change your cover, anyone can purchase a HBF product. If you would like to see which product might suit your
needs, you can visit the Product Recommendation Tool on the HBF website.
Once you’re an HBF member, you will be able to access all the additional benefits of HBF membership.
While there will be changes to the way that CUA Health team members work in time, the primary aim is to ensure minimal disruption to members.
You can continue to contact CUA Health and claim as normal. Any changes to how you manage your policy or contact us will be
communicated to you by HBF.
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