ETC Policy Change

EMERGENCY TRANSPORT COVER POLICY CHANGE

Since 1 October, 2014, the Health Workers Union has been offering Emergency Transport Cover exclusively for use by all members and their immediate family.

Hundreds of claims have been made by members since 2014. The number of claims increased massively over two years running, drastically exceeding the budget set for claim payments at the beginning of the financial year. This has now made the continuation of the policy financially unviable.

As you know, the union is committed to strong and responsible financial management. In light of the financial pressures of this service, the Branch Committee of Management resolved to end the policy as at December 31, 2018.

This policy change was communicated in the last edition of the union’s official newsletter, The Healthworker.

The HWU will continue to pay any eligible applications where the emergency transport occurs before midnight, December 31, 2018 (in accordance with the terms and conditions of the policy).

The HWU encourages members who have Ambulance Victoria membership to continue with their membership. All HWU members are encouraged to become members of Ambulance Victoria.

If you have any questions, please call the HWU on (03) 9341 3300.

Yours sincerely,

Rhonda Signature

Rhonda Barclay

HWU Branch President