Our story

Peoplecare is a national, member-owned health insurer that exists to benefit its members.

Peoplecare plays an active part in several industry associations and joint ventures, aiming to get the best for its members. These associations combine the strength of smaller membership health funds to give our members a greater voice in a competitive market.

Growing for more than 66 years, Peoplecare now covers around 70,000 people on 34,000 memberships.

Peoplecare was established in 1952 as the health fund for John Lysaght Australia Ltd and later expanded to BHP in the late 1970s. From 2000, the fund offered health insurance to the employees of BlueScope Steel, One Steel, BHP Billiton and a range of more than 40 affiliated companies.

In 2006, the fund became an open fund, no longer restricting its membership to employees of these companies, and has since changed its name to Peoplecare. Peoplecare has been open to the general public since then.

A Board of Directors governs Peoplecare. The board includes those elected from and by the membership, as well as a number of appointed Directors. This ensures that the Board has the right skills and experience to effectively manage the fund in a complex industry.

Peoplecare has developed a reputation for the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

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Learn about our values and what we stand for.

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We’re a social bunch, so let us introduce you to who’s who at Peoplecare

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Read about our awards and achievements.

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We love our local communities and we show it.

Members Health Fund Alliance

Peoplecare is proud to be part of Members Health Fund Alliance, the peak industry body for not-for-profit health funds that all share a common value of putting our members’ health before profit.