Essential Extras

Benefit Changes from 1 April 2020

At Westfund Health Insurance, we know that providing quality cover that is both easy to understand and use is important.

Our annual review of our products has facilitated a number of changes to your Essential Extras cover. These changes will come into effect from 1 April 2020 and are outlined below.

It is important that you read and understand this information as it pertains to your benefit coverage. For further information, please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 937 838 or via email to

Dental Benefits

Current Benefit New Benefit How this affects you
A 2 month waiting period applies for Endodontics and Periodontics. A 12 month waiting period will now apply to Endodontics and Periodontics. Any members who have already served existing waiting periods will not be required to serve any additional waiting period.

Provider of Choice

Benefit increases to our Dental Provider of Choice (POC) network and Westfund Dental Centre. Westfund has also committed to further expand our POC network including dental, optical and physiotherapy services. The Sunglasses Benefit is now available through selected Optical POC providers.


Additional items for podiatry services have been made available for members to claim including surgical treatment items.