After more than 25 years serving the Dubbo region, Westfund Health Insurance assures members of its continuing commitment to regional communities.
"At Westfund, we pride ourselves on being regionally-founded and based, not-for-profit and devoted to our members," Westfund's chief operations officer Jon Goodgame said.
"Having a physical presence and commitment to our members in Dubbo is important to us.
"Being able to employ local professionals with valuable experience in private health insurance, as well the clinical expertise offered by our Eye Care Centre, presents us with a great opportunity to contribute to the Dubbo community in a tangible way."
Westfund was founded in Lithgow and has been offering private health insurance since 1953.
The organisation has established a long-term presence across the regional area of NSW and Queensland with physical care centres presence in 12 locations.
Westfund has just marked 50,000 memberships (insuring almost 107,000 lives).
Westfund opened in Dubbo in 1994 in a small premises in Wingewarra Street and moved to its present location in Macquarie Street in 2008 to include its Eye Care operations. Westfund Dubbo now looks after more than 3700 local memberships covering more than 10,000 local lives.
In the past 12 months, Westfund has paid almost $11.7 million in member benefits to members across the greater Dubbo region, including more than $1 million in dental claims alone.
Westfund's commitment to supporting members and communities is demonstrated by its bi-annual Community Grants Program.
This program offers $120,000 annually to provide grants and access to life-saving defibrillators across the Westfund footprint.
The Hear Our Hearts Ear Bus project was a grant recipient in 2019.
Westfund's current "Give $100, Get $200" promotion also provides an opportunity for new entry members to give $100 to a local charity organisation (terms and conditions apply).
They can select from local charities Dubbo Men's Shed, Pink Angels and St Vincent de Paul Dubbo, who will benefit from the promotion.