Then it’s a good time for you to review your health insurance and make sure you understand what your policy does and doesn’t cover.

Waiting periods of up to 12 months can apply for pregnancy, birth and newborn related health services, so if you’re unsure whether you are on the right cover for your growing family, please give us a call on 1800 603 603.

Ensure your new born is covered!

If you are an expecting adult* on a Family, Couple or Single Parent Family policy that includes hospital cover:

  • Your baby will be immediately covered for treatment provided the policy contributor has served the appropriate waiting periods.
  • You need to officially add your baby to your policy within six months of birth for the baby to be eligible for cover as it applies to the contributor of the policy (i.e. any waiting periods served by the contributor covered by the same policy will also be taken as served by the new baby). The baby's cover will be backdated to the date of the birth, provided they are registered within those first six months. This will not affect your premiums.
  • If the baby is not registered within six months of birth, the child will be treated as a new member and all waiting periods will apply.

* The term 'adult' refers only to the adults defined in the policy, therefore excluding child dependents on the policy regardless of their age.

If you are the expecting adult on a Single policy that includes hospital cover:

  • Your baby will not be covered for treatment.
  • To add your new baby to your policy, you will need to contact Police Health within 2 months of birth and update your policy to either Family cover or Single Parent Family cover in order for the baby to be eligible for cover as it applies to the Contributor (i.e. any waiting periods served by the Contributor covered by the same  policy will also be taken as served by the new baby). Cover will be backdated to the date of birth, and any additional premiums will be payable from the date of birth.
  • If the baby is not registered within two months of birth, the child will be treated as a new member and all waiting periods will apply.

Call us on 1800 603 603 for more information.

Helpguide

FAQ: Premium Increase

Premiums have been reviewed by the Minister for Health and will be increasing as of 1 April 2018.

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Helpguide

FAQ: How soon can I claim?

Your cover will start as soon as your application has been approved and relevant premiums are paid. 

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FAQ: What happens if I change my mind on my cover?

Police Health provides a cooling off period for new members or existing members who change their level of cover. 

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