Queensland Country Health Fund Ltd (QCH)
Queensland Country Health Fund is part of a Member owned group. It's our goal to provide our Members with exceptional health insurance that's simple to understand and very affordable. Our focus is on providing excellent service and genuine value to our Members. We do not have external shareholders and profits are retained within the group to provide better benefits and services to our Members.
Queensland Country is the only regionally based health fund in Queensland and has six Retail Centres in Townsville, Ayr, Mackay, Rockhampton, Cairns and Mount Isa and has its head office based in Townsville.
We're more than just a health insurance provider. We genuinely care about our Members and their health and wellbeing, and we demonstrate this by providing exceptional health insurance products that are simple to understand, and best of all, are affordable for you and your family.
Queensland Country Health Fund Ltd provide further information regarding:
This fund has agreements with some private hospitals or day surgeries to provide services at low or no out-of-pocket costs. You can see Agreement Hospitals for this insurer and further details are available from the insurer.
This insurer operates on a for-profit basis.
Queensland Country Health Fund Ltd operates in the following states, Northern Territory and Queensland
Queensland Country Health Fund Ltd polices are sold under a number of different brands, including:
- Territory Health Fund
The Private Health Insurance Ombudsman prepares an annual report on the service delivery and performance of Australian health insurers. The following is a selection of statistics about this health insurer - the full report and an explanation of these figures is available from the Ombudsman's website. Please note information is not provided for some insurers in some states, as there are insufficient numbers reported to APRA for states in which the insurer does not have a large membership.
|Ombudsman complaints compared to market share|
|All complaints||0.3%||0.4% market share|
|Health Insurer Retention and Finances||Industry result|
|Member retention (hospital cover)||89%||88.6%|
|Benefits as % of contributions||83.5%||83.1%|
|Management expenses % of contribution income||10.6%||9.9%|
|Management expenses per average policy||$519||$375|
|Hospital Related Charges Covered||90.2%||89.6%||92.0%||87.3%||91.1%||91.6%||86.7%||83.4%||87.4%|
|Medical Services with No Gaps||86.1%||90.7%||91.9%||89.3%||87.2%||87.3%||90.4%||86.6%||89.3%|
|Medical Services with No or Known Gaps||89.4%||97.0%||98.4%||97.7%||99.5%||95.1%||98.5%||93.9%||97.7%|
|General Treatment (extras) Covered||40.9%||46.3%||48.1%||49.3%||49.7%||48.2%||48.2%||46.0%||49.2%|
|Private Hospital Agreements||5||94||73||49||19||21||8||2||-|
|Day Hospital Agreements||8||85||66||47||24||20||4||1||-|