The Federal Government recently changed legislation to allow private health insurers to cover young people who are dependent on their parents for longer. While this change is not compulsory, rt health – the specialist provider of health insurance for energy and transport workers – is committed to ensuring the best deal for its members and their families.

Australia’s first registered private health fund, rt health, recently announced it is helping families to keep their kids covered for longer by offering cover for dependants up to the age of 31.

The not-for-profit fund, now a division of HCF following the merger, announced the age limit extension for eligible older dependants covered on family memberships to help make healthcare services more affordable and accessible for young people.

rt health said, “We know healthy families are happy families – no matter how old your kids are.”

“When your kids are young, it’s easy to keep them protected. But as they get older and more independent, it’s good to know you can still protect their health.

“As a not-for-profit private health insurer, we’re always looking out for ways to help our members. So, what better way than helping you cover your kids into adulthood.”

Keeping your kids protected

rt health said that families change over time, and with many young adults pursuing higher education and living in their parents’ homes for longer, this is a great way to help protect their health until they turn 31.

Who can be covered?

Children who are full-time students can be covered under your policy for no additional charge. If you have kids who are not studying full-time, they can be covered under a Family Extension policy. There’s a small additional premium (but much less than the amount they’d pay for both their equivalent single person cover). This means a big saving for young people and peace of mind for parents.

About rt health

rt health was the first registered health fund in Australia, founded by railway workers in 1889, and is the not-for-profit, specialist health insurance provider for transport and energy workers. rt health knows what working in the energy industry is all about and can advise on the best cover to suit your lifestyle and your health concerns. rt health looks after the Australians who keep Australia moving.

This sponsored editorial was brought to you by rt health. For more information, head to: under ‘Your cover: Kids covered to 31’

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