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International Women’s Day (IWD)

Monday 8 March, 2021 #ChooseToChallenge The idea for an annual event celebrating women grew out of the labour movement in 1908, when 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote.

Australia's COVID-19 vaccine information campaign begins

 The Australian Government’s $23.9 million public information campaign to encourage Australians to get a COVID-19 vaccine began on 28 January.The Hon Greg Hunt MP. Minister for Health and Aged Care 

Vaccines for COVID-19. What are they & when will they be available

 As the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine roll out begins for the elderly, aged care home residents and front line health workers in Australia, many countries around the world have already made a strong start administering vaccines. Starting with the most at risk citizens, such as a 96-year-old Belgian man, who reported feeling “30 years younger” after receiving the vaccination. 

Personal Tool-ParentsReturning to School

 There is nothing quite so permanent as change. 2020 and COVID-19 have created a vast amount of change for all people but for those who are school-aged –their whole world view has been rocked and most probably been changed forever. Just for a brief moment, remember your life at aged 15. It may have been terrible (for many varied reasons), but it also may have been filled with hope as there were dreams, plans and goals that you were constructing in your head. Some of those goals may have been to travel, work overseas and cross borders whenever you liked. 

Extension of family health cover to children until age 31 is 'timely'

 Young people can stay under their parents' health insurance until the age of 31 from this year as more are expected to stay in education and live at home longer. The federal budget extended the age limit from 25 to 31 to help ailing health funds, but experts predict it will also help more young people facing the risk of unemployment in a tougher COVID-19 economy. 

rt health returns savings from COVID-19 to members via premium increase freeze

Due to a less than anticipated volume in claims after the end of lockdowns in NSW, Victoria and other parts of Australia in 2021, rt health will return these savings to members by not increasing premiums until at least November 2022.

It’s our job to support our members during tough times

We’ve got 130+ years of experience in supporting our members through the tough times, so we’re experts when it comes to lending a hand when our members need it most. As a not-for-profit, mutual organisation, we’re proud to have been able to stand by our 47,000+ members during the challenges of the past couple of years. Since March 2020, we’ve provided more than $3.4 million in support to rt members via:

Extension of family health cover to children until age 31 is 'timely'

Young people can stay under their parents' health insurance until the age of 31 from this year as more are expected to stay in education and live at home longer. The federal budget extended the age limit from 25 to 31 to help ailing health funds, but experts predict it will also help more young people facing the risk of unemployment in a tougher COVID-19 economy.