Bupa has been awarded the contract to provide an integrated health care system to the Australian Defence Force.
According to CEO Richard Bowden, under the ADF Health Services Contract, Bupa will be responsible for supporting the provision of end-to-end health care to defence personnel.
“Bupa is delighted to have been selected to provide this service and we look forward to leveraging our network of care providers to deliver health outcomes for the ADF community,” said Mr Bowden.
“This complements the care we provide for more than five million Australians every day as both a health insurer and care provider through our dental, optical, audiology and medical assessment clinics.”
The handover from the incumbent Medibank to Bupa will take place over the next six months with the contract commencing on 1 July 2019.
“Our first priority is ensuring the people and processes are in place to allow for an orderly transition and continued health care to ADF personnel,” said Mr Bowden.
“Information on the range of health and administrative positions that will be available is on the Bupa website and we invite contact from anyone who is interested in being part of this exciting health care environment.
“Bupa will provide stakeholders with further information on the ADF Health Services Contract and we look forward to a productive relationship,” added Mr Bowden.