Why rt?

Extra things that rt members enjoy.

1]Great excess options ... and the kids go excess-free

No matter which of our hospital covers you have, you'll never pay an excess for dependent children covered by your membership. If you choose our Premium Hospital cover with an excess, all day surgery procedures are excess-free, and with our Smart, Step Up and First Start Hospital covers we discount your day surgery excess to just $100.

2]Super prices for sole-parents

Our sole-parent family cover includes one adult and all the kids, and helps make keeping the family protected with hospital cover just that little bit easier.

3]Cover for the kids right up to age 25

Your children are covered by your family or sole-parent family membership until their 21st birthday. After that, there are a couple of options to keep them covered up to age 25, provided they are not married or living in a de facto relationship.

  1. If they are studying full-time they can remain on your membership at no additional cost as a 'student dependant'.
  2. If they are working, and you have our Premium Hospital cover, they can remain on your membership for an additional contribution that’s only a fraction of what they’d pay for their own individual cover.

Once they’re 25, it’s time for the kids to get their own cover. Thanks to your rt membership, they’ll not only be automatically eligible to join, but if they transfer to their own membership within two months of leaving yours they can join with no waiting periods to serve.

4]Great savings on optical and dental services

Our brand-new optical practices in Newcastle and Surry Hills offer members in the area:

  • 40% off frames*
  • Medicare bulk-billed comprehensive eye exams
  • Free digital retinal photography
  • A great range of designer and NO GAP sunnies and glasses
  • Chronic disease testing (diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts).
For members outside our practice areas, we’ve teamed up with OPSM and Laubman & Pank to offer our members a huge 20% discount on lenses, a 15% discount on non-prescription sunglasses and a 10% discount on contact lenses purchased in store**.

*Offer not valid for members who hold Ambulance-only cover. Offer not valid on our NO GAP range.
**Health fund discounts are not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount, rebate or benefit other than a health fund rebate. Excludes eye tests and contact lens consultations and Chanel products.

And with our state-of-the art dental clinic in Surry Hills, rt members with any of our extras covers are entitled to a $300 preventive dental check-up with no out-of-pocket expenses***, including:

  • A thorough scale and clean
  • Bite-wing x-ray (which can detect decay between teeth)
  • OPG x-ray (which shows all the teeth of the upper and lower jaw on a single film)
  • Fluoride application (for strengthening teeth)
  • Intra oral imaging (to help show any areas of decay and inflammation).

New dental services are opening in Brisbane soon. 

***Members with Premium Extras cover receive unlimited preventive dental benefits. Members with Fit & Healthy, Smart or Value Extras cover can claim up to the full cost of a preventive dental treatment, provided they have dental benefits remaining.

5]Free programs to help you be well, get well and stay well

Our health management programs are available to rt members as part of their hospital cover, absolutely free. Choose from:

  • Hospital at Home to help you get home from hospital sooner, or avoid a hospitalisation altogether, with hospital-equivalent care in your own home.
  • Chronic disease prevention and management program to help you make the lifestyle changes you need to improve or prevent chronic disease.

6]24/7 access to your membership

As an rt member, you'll enjoy round-the-clock access to your membership through our online member centre where you can:

  • view previous claims and track the progress of current claims
  • check and change your 'partner authority' status
  • view correspondence
  • view previous tax statements
  • view a summary of your membership
  • look up which hospitals have a contract with us, which doctors participate in our Access Gap cover, and find a registered extras provider
  • check and change your contact details
  • check and change your bank account details
  • visit the members' library.

7]Inside info on your health cover with our member magazine

Our member magazine, be well, is packed full of inside info, tips and advice about how to make sure you're getting the best from your rt membership.

8]A helping hand for families in need

The rt Families Foundation is a place for transport and energy industry families to turn when they need a helping hand.

The rt Families Foundation can provide assistance to families with medical care, medicine, treatment or equipment that isn’t covered by Medicare or private health cover. It is an independent, charitable organisation run by rt staff volunteers in their own time.

9]30-day cooling off period^

We understand that deciding to join a health fund is a big step, so we want to make it easy for you. When you join rt we’ll give you 30 days to try us out risk free. If there’s anything you’re not happy about within the first 30 days, we’ll refund your money^.

10]Ezicover® Life Insurance

We’ve partnered with Zurich to offer our members access to Ezicover, Zurich’s range of “do it yourself” online life insurance products. Depending on the level of cover selected, the
choice you make today could help secure your family’s financial wellbeing.

Click here for more information.