Optum Health is launching a new health insurance marketplace this year, as it looks to secure more than 1.5 million enrollees.
The new marketplace will be available to consumers across the country, and it is being launched in tandem with the government’s new online health insurance scheme.
While the government is now accepting applications for a new enrolment portal, Optum says it is still in discussions with government agencies to ensure it is not a barrier to those who already have health insurance.
“The new health exchange will provide a convenient way for people to sign up for the new government-funded health insurance system,” Optum CEO Andrew Scott said.
“We’re delighted that we’re going to be able to take the next step in bringing the new health care system online and helping people get on board.”
Optum is working closely with the federal government to make sure we can provide a secure, secure and affordable way for Australians to access the new system.
“With Optum, the public is going to have a choice in terms of what to do with their health.”
The launch of the new marketplaces comes after the federal health minister, Sussan Ley, said last month that there was a “strong likelihood” that there would be “an increase” in enrolments this year.
“This is the first time we have a new public health insurance market for this age group, and there is a strong likelihood of an increase in enrolment in 2019,” Ms Ley said.
Ms Ley said it would take time for the system to fully adjust to the new enrolments, and that there could be “longer waits” before people could be covered.
“If you want to be insured in 2019, you can’t do that now,” she said.”[We want] to get people insured in 2018 and then get them covered in 2019.”
So, it is going take time, it will take time.
“The new enrollling process, Optus says, is intended to provide consumers with a choice of two types of health insurance, “based on what they want to do in the future”.”
Optums’ new health marketplace offers consumers the ability to choose from a range of policies, including Medicare and a range a private insurance plan.
“The system is currently open to consumers in New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland.
In Queensland, Optums will be offering a “free” service, which is expected to attract more than 5,000 enrolments.
Ms Scott said Optums would be offering the free service to all people who wanted to enroll.”
There is no additional cost for those people to do so,” he said.
Optums Health said the health insurance exchange would be open for four weeks in October and would be accessible to people in any state, regardless of their income.”
Our goal is to open it to as many people as possible,” he told News24.”
Everyone should be able and encouraged to go to the website, sign up, get insured and see what they can do with that,” he added.”
They can compare policies and get a more detailed understanding of the insurance available.
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