It is important to update your Medicare card before updating your name with Australian Unity as private health insurance records are linked to Medicare. Failure to do so may result in your claim being rejected if the name on your Australian Unity account is different from your Medicare card.
When changing your name due to marriage, divorce, or legal name change, different health insurance organisations may have varying procedures for updating your name. Some may require you to fill out a special form while others may require a letter or a company-specific change of name form.
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Updating your name with Australian Unity and other organisations can be a time-consuming task as you may need to notify up to 15 different organisations. It typically takes about six hours to research the procedure and complete the administration tasks.
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