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  • 16 May 2017

    What are “junk” health insurance policies?

    Some private health insurance policies are so basic they are known as “junk policies”. They are designed solely for price and usually don't cover common serious diseases, like cancer, stroke or heart disease. Three common “junk” hospital policies are:

    1. Basic (entry level) private hospital policies…
  • 15 May 2017

    ‘Big Thank You’ gears up again in 2017

    As the principal sponsor of the 2017 Premier’s Reading Challenge, TUH is once again inviting students to join our 'Big Thank You' to tell their teacher how they have inspired in them a love of reading.

    TUH first ran the 'Big Thank You' giveaway for schools in 2015. As well as giving our teachers so…

  • 28 February 2017

    Domestic violence affects us all

    According to statistics, one in three Australian women experiences physical or sexual violence in her lifetime. One study found domestic or family violence was the leading contributor to death, disability and illness in Victorian women aged 15 to 44. 

    Domestic violence has a significant impact on t…

  • 16 January 2017

    Turn down the heat this summer

    Australia is a wonderful place to live, but we all need to take extra care when summer comes around.

    Did you know that heatwaves have killed more Australians than all other natural hazards combined?

    The heat can adversely affect the very young or very old - sometimes with dire results. Others wh…

  • 23 December 2016

    Public vs. private

    Going into a public hospital and claiming on your private health insurance

    At TUH we receive feedback from members who have been admitted at public hospitals and then are approached by the hospital to sign a form to claim the episode through their private health insurance. Often there are enticeme…

  • 1 December 2016

    Big Thank You wraps up for 2016

    We have been overwhelmed with support for this year’s ‘Big Thank You’ on the Big Thank You website as well as our Facebook page. Here’s what one member had to say:

    “I think the TUH Health Fund is great! It really gets children’s attention to reading, and I love the way that children are learning an…