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Updated 21/08/2023

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Updated with additional information on AIA’S Vitality program.
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What kind of Health Insurance products does AIA offer?
What makes AIA Special?
What is AIA Vitality?
How does AIA Vitality work?
What are some of AIA’s partner and member benefits?
How do I make a claim with AIA?
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In 2020 AIA launched AIA Health Insurance Australia, complemented by their unique health and wellbeing offering, AIA Vitality.2AIA – AIA Vitality

What kind of Health Insurance products does AIA offer?

AIA offers a range of Health Insurance products to suit any individual or family size. Whether you’re looking for just Hospital Cover, or combined Hospital and Extras, AIA may have a policy that suits your budget and lifestyle. 

Their Health Insurance products can cater to the following:3AIA – Health Insurance 

AIA offers a range of both standalone hospital and combined hospital and extras policies:   

  • Hospital cover: AIA has a variety of policy offerings to suit your needs and budget including ‘plus’ plans for that additional coverage without having to fully jump up to the next policy tier.

    One of AIA’s unique features is that if you engage in the Vitality program and hold Silver (or higher) Hospital cover for at least six months, AIA may refund your hospital excess in the event that you’re admitted to hospital.4AIA – AIA Vitality Benefits, Health insurance member benefits

    Another benefit is the addition of emergency ambulance cover across Hospital policies.5AIA – Products – Health Insurance
  • Extras cover: AIA offers Extras as part of a combined Hospital and Extras policy. Additionally, if you engage in the Vitality program, you may be eligible for higher benefits on some Extras claims and even discounts on your policy.6AIA – AIA Vitality Benefits, Health insurance member benefits

What makes AIA Special? 

A high no-gap scheme 

In the ‘21-’22 financial year, over 85 percent of AIA customer’s medical services across Australia were offered with no gap,7Commonwealth Ombudsman of Private Health Insurance – Private Health Insurance Ombudsman State of the Health Funds Report 2022, page 21. which means the service was fully covered by the health fund and/or Medicare.8Commonwealth Ombudsman of Private Health Insurance – Private Health Insurance Ombudsman State of the Health Funds Report 2022, page 20.   

Further to that, an additional 10.5 percent of AIA’s medical services across Australia had a known gap,9As above, page 22. which is when your insurer advises you of any additional costs upfront.10As above, page 20. AIA’s medical services with no gap or a known gap payment totalled to 96 percent – a whopping amount of coverage! 

You can get up to 80 percent back on Extras11AIA – Health Insurance, Why choose AIA?, Peace of mind Health Insurance 

AIA provides lots of opportunities to claim back on ‘essential’ Extras like optical and dental, as well as the less standard services like hydrotherapy and mental health services. 

Get 5 percent off premiums for your first year12AIA – Why choose AIA?, Unlock Health Insurance benefits with AIA Vitality 

If you choose to sign up to an AIA Health policy with AIA Vitality and reach Silver Status you’ll get 5 percent off your premiums – so it really pays to stay active!13As above.

Findings from the State of the Health Fund’s Report 202214Commonwealth Ombudsman of Private Health Insurance – Private Health Insurance Ombudsman State of the Health Funds Report 2022, page 17.

• Over 82 percent of total contributions received from AIA members were returned back to those members in the form of benefits.

AIA had a retention rate of 69 percent. (That’s two years or more of continued Hospital cover).

• Of all complaints received by the office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman of Private Health Insurance, only 1.2 percent were about AIA.

What is AIA Vitality? 

AIA Vitality is AIA’s health and wellbeing program, scientifically designed to encourage AIA members to make healthier lifestyle choices, such as exercising, eating well, and completing relevant health checks.15AIA Australia – AIA Vitality 

AIA gives members some great incentives including discounts on gym memberships, cashback on eligible domestic and international flights and up to $500 a year in vouchers to spend at popular retail outlets.16AIA – AIA Vitality Rewards Guide  

How does AIA Vitality work? 

AIA Health Insurance policy holders can sign up online or download the AIA Vitality app.  

You’ll begin with a Bronze Status and by linking a compatible fitness device or app and completing some basic health checks, you’ll start earning Vitality Points.  These points will help you move from Bronze through to Silver, then Gold and Platinum!17AIA – What is AIA Vitality?, How does it work? 

The more you get moving and take care of your health, the greater the rewards become! You can even get up to 20 percent off your premium.18As above.

What are some of AIA’s partner and member benefits? 

AIA has teamed up with some fantastic partners to provide additional value to their members. Some of these include: 

  • Dental benefits: AIA have partnered with Smile.com.au to make dental more accessible and affordable for members.19AIA – Dental Benefits 
     
  • Optical benefits: AIA members are entitled to benefits in the form of discounts from Specsavers and OPSM.20AIA – Optical Benefits
     
  • Cancer coach program: AIA has partnered with CancerAid to help educate, support, and empower AIA Health Insurance members who live with cancer.21AIA – Cancer coach program Designed by oncologists, the program helps members improve their health and lifestyle. 

How do I make a claim with AIA? 

AIA understands that the period in which you’re making a claim could be a difficult time for yourself or your loved ones. That’s why they try to make the process as easy and transparent as possible. 

  • Claiming on Hospital Cover: The hospital will generally bill AIA directly following a hospital admission, and AIA will pay the hospital on your behalf.22AIA – Claims related to Health Insurance If an excess payment is required, you may need to organise it prior to your hospital admission.23As above. 
  • Claiming on Extras Cover:24As above. There are several ways you can do this with AIA. These include  using your HICAPS card at a registered provider, online via your AIA member portal, via email, or via post. 

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