HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR LIFE

Improve your health and get back to doing more of the things you enjoy with one of our Healthy Weight for Life programs. These three programs are brought to you by our partner, Prima Health Solutions and their Healthy Weight for Life team. If you’re eligible we may be able to cover the costs of these programs. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAMS

The Healthy Weight for Life programs are supported by medical evidence and are designed to kickstart your weight loss, improve your nutrition and give you the tools to achieve and maintain healthy routines. They’re not about vigorous exercise, going hungry or attending meetings.

Each program runs for 18 weeks and features:

  • portion-controlled eating plans (some of the programs also include KicStart VLCD meal replacements)
  • exercise plans
  • education and coaching
  • a personalised online self-monitoring and tracking system
  • two-way motivation, support and advice by phone, SMS, email, message board and mail.

Taking part is absolutely your choice and it won’t affect your premium or health cover.

The programs don’t replace advice from your own healthcare team. You’ll need to consult your GP before starting on a program and you may need to attend regular check-ups so they can stay updated on your progress.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE AND HOW DO YOU REGISTER?

To qualify for one of our Healthy Weight for Life programs, you must be able to satisfy the program's eligibility criteria as outlined below. If you satisfy the eligibility criteria, your costs may be fully covered for one of the Healthy Weight for Life programs.

HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR LIFE CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

The Healthy Weight for Life Chronic Disease Management Program is designed for people with an elevated BMI and who have certain chronic conditions. It aims to help you lose weight and improve your health. You may qualify for the program if you:

  • have type 2 diabetes, or a chronic heart condition or osteoarthritis
  • have a BMI of 28 and over
  • are aged 18 and over
  • have GP approval
  • have held eligible hospital cover for 12 months that covers heart conditions and joint replacement surgery
  • are willing to provide your progress data throughout the program (including weight, waist circumference and regular blood glucose readings where relevant)
  • have no allergies or intolerances to KicStart meal replacements
  • are not pregnant or breastfeeding, or intending to become pregnant during the 18-week program
  • have not participated in any Healthy Weight for Life program with us before.

How to register: you can enrol by clicking on one of the entries below:

or call: 1800 226 180

HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR LIFE ESSENTIALS PROGRAM

The Healthy Weight for Life Essentials Program is designed for members with a BMI of 26-29, without a chronic condition, who want to eat healthier, be more active and enjoy better wellbeing. It aims to help you achieve gradual weight loss goals and prevent you developing chronic health conditions. You may qualify for the program if you:

  • have no chronic conditions, but have multiple risk factors such as lifestyle (e.g. smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition), biomedical (e.g. high cholesterol, excess weight) and/or family history of a chronic disease 
  • have a BMI range of 26-29
  • have GP approval
  • are aged 18 and over
  • have had any combined hospital and extras product for 12 months (excludes Hospital only, Ancillary only, Accident only, Ambulance only and Life product only)
  • are willing to provide your progress data throughout the program (including weight, waist circumference and regular blood glucose readings where relevant)
  • have not participated in any Healthy Weight for Life program with us before.

How to register: email the HCF Health and Wellbeing team at wellbeing@hcf.com.au.

HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR LIFE HEALTHY HEART PROGRAM

The Healthy Weight for Life Healthy Heart Program is designed for members with a BMI above 30, without an existing chronic condition, who want to lose a significant amount of weight (5-10%) and change their lifestyle for better wellbeing. It aims to prevent development of chronic health conditions such as Cardiovascular disease. You may qualify for the program if you:

  • have no chronic conditions, but have multiple risk factors such as lifestyle (e.g. smoking, physical inactivity, poor nutrition), biomedical (e.g. high cholesterol, excess weight) and/or family history of a chronic disease 
  • have a BMI of 30 and over
  • have GP approval
  • are aged 18 and over
  • have a minimum of 12 months on any combined hospital and extras products (excludes Hospital only, Ancillary only, Accident only, Ambulance only and Life product only)
  • are willing to provide your progress data throughout the program (including weight, waist circumference and regular blood glucose readings where relevant)
  • have no allergies or intolerances to KicStart meal replacements
  • are not pregnant or breastfeeding, or intending to become pregnant during the 18-week program
  • have not participated in any Healthy Weight for Life program with us before.

How to register

Email the HCF Health and Wellbeing team at wellbeing@hcf.com.au.

If you don’t qualify for any of these programs you do have the option of paying for it yourself. For more information on eligibility or self-funding, contact:

PRIVACY

The program is run by Prima Health Solutions Pty Ltd (Prima) for and on behalf of HCF. If you register your interest via this website or by calling us on 13 13 34, you will be requested to register through the Prima website to enrol in the program, which will collect some personal information (including health and other sensitive information) about you.

The personal information that you provide to Prima is used and disclosed only for the purpose of confirming your eligibility and delivering and evaluating the program. If you do not provide this information, Prima may not be able to provide you with the services which form the program.

As part of the enrolment process HCF will disclose to Prima your member number and customer number in order to confirm the validity of your membership with us.

Prima will not disclose your personal information to HCF other than your name, address, date of participation with Healthy Weight for Life, member number and customer number in order to allow HCF to evaluate the service.

With your permission Prima may disclose your personal information to your regular doctor or other healthcare provider.

For more information about how HCF or Prima handle your personal information, including how to access or correct your personal information or make a complaint and how HCF or Prima will deal with such a complaint, go to:

HCF Privacy Policy

PRIMA Privacy Policy