We’ve done it again!

Defence Health has again been recognised as a Winner for Employer of Choice in The Australian Business Awards 2021. That’s the fourth consecutive year we’ve won this prestigious award.

As a not-for-profit insurer, we focus on our promise to look after our own. And that includes looking after the people who deliver our outstanding brand of service to our members.

With the arrival of COVID-19 in March 2020, Defence Health responded quickly to protect members and employees. The rapid implementation of secure technology enabled more than 200 staff to maintain operations and quality service to members while working from home.

We’ve delivered to date a $14 million financial support program for members; introduced COVID-19 leave arrangements for casual workers; maintained high levels of staff engagement; and committed significant resources to the health, resilience and wellbeing of an entirely remote workforce.

The Employer of Choice Awards celebrate organisations that maximise the potential of their workforce. Employers of Choice stand out for their organisational culture and leadership; employee education, training and development; employee health, safety and satisfaction; performance management; and recognition and remuneration.

We’re very proud to have our workplace recognised with this award. Especially so this year as it acknowledges our sustained performance during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.