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HICAPS practitioners accepting health insurance cards via Apple Wallet

It can be done via an iPhone or Apple Watch

NAB now offers HICAPS practitioners the ability to accept digital health insurance membership cards in Apple Wallet.

HICAPS is Australia’s leading health claiming and payment solution with more than 89,000 health practitioners using the system that is available in more than 25,000 health practices Australia-wide. National Australia Bank (NAB) is one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia.

The Apple Wallet move allows customers to make a health insurance claim by simply holding their iPhone or Apple Watch near any HICAPS terminal in Australia. Customers can also pay for gap payments simply and securely using Apple Pay.

“We’re excited to offer health practitioners the ability to accept digital health insurance membership cards through iPhone and Apple Watch at all HICAPS terminals across Australia,” says Tania Motton, NAB executive for Business Everyday Banking. ““Digital technology is rapidly changing the way merchants receive payments – with more customers choosing contactless over cash. This is an exciting enhancement that will further support those who prefer a more digital experience.

Starting today, health fund members of Medibank, Bupa, nib, and GU Health will be able to download their digital membership card from their health fund app and add it to Apple Wallet.Rather than swiping a plastic membership card, customers now have the option of claiming their benefit by tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch at any HICAPS terminal. Customers will receive real-time notifications 

For more information, visit https://www.hicaps.com.au/.

Dennis Sellers
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