Health.com.au was an online-only health insurer with a focus on easy-to-understand policies and a simple claims process. It had about 95,000 members. It was launched in 2012 and acquired by GMHBA in 2015, an Australian health insurer with more than 80 years' history. On 1 July 2021 health.com.au merged with GMHBA owned Frank.
Phone: 1300 481 506
No, but Health.com.au's parent company, GMHBA, is nonprofit.
Health.com.au complaints rating: Medium
When we score policies we give each fund a complaints rating, based on the number of complaints and serious disputes the Ombudsman deals with. We take into account the size of the fund, so big funds don't get automatically penalised for having more complaints. The ratings are Low, Medium and High. A Low rating is better than a High rating – it means the fund has fewer complaints and fewer serious disputes for its size.
A medical gap is the difference between Medicare's recommended fee and what your doctor actually charges for a treatment or service.
Health funds have agreements with particular doctors and hospitals to cover all of the gap, which are called 'no gap agreements', or part of that gap, which are called 'known gap agreements' (these will have lower out-of-pocket costs, usually less than $500).
Our graphic below displays the CHOICE gap rating, which takes into account the percentage of services where members either paid no gap or a known gap, compared to the state average.
- Well above average
- Above average
- Below average
- Well below average
The benefit amount your fund pays you for hospital services depends not only on the type of cover you buy, but also whether your fund has an agreement with the hospital where you're treated.
The table below shows how many hospital agreements Health.com.au has in your state compared to the fund with the highest number (the industry maximum). Note that public hospitals don't have agreements with specific funds and are generally treated as though they're agreement hospitals.
Discount for direct debit: 4%
Discount for annual prepay: None
Total discount for annual prepay via direct debit: 4%
All Health.com.au extras, hospital and combined policies have emergency ambulance cover.
Yes, adult children are covered up to age 21 and up to age 25 if in full-time study.
All extras can be claimed online.