What is hirmaa?

hirmaa is the voice for Australia’s not-for-profit, member owned, regional and community based health insurers, ensuring the future of Australia’s private health insurance industry

Since 1978, hirmaa has been the voice of those private health insurers sharing one or more of the following characteristics, being not-for-profit, member owned, regional or community-based. In all, hirmaa funds provide private health insurance for over one million Australians.

Today, as the peak industry body for 24 health funds, hirmaa continues to play a vital role in ensuring the future of Australia’s private health insurance industry.

What We Do

hirmaa is the voice of community based health funds. We represent our members’ interests by lobbying the Government and its agencies on their behalf.

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Our People

Learn more about the hirmaa team.

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Members Funds

Collectively, hirmaa funds represent over 1 million Australians with private health insurance.

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The Australian Health System

How does the Australian Health System work and what role do private health insurance funds play?

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The Facts

The Facts about private health insurance in Australia

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