Working to make a real difference for all Australians
TAL, Australia’s leading life insurance specialist, today announced the launch of a landmark three-year partnership with The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS), providing financial support to help them deliver life-improving medical services and expertise to Australians when they need it most.
TAL’s Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, Fiona Macgregor, said the partnership brings together two organisations that share a focus on finding innovative ways to make a real difference.
“As a national major partner, TAL will work with the RFDS to support and promote the positive health care services and expertise provided across regional Australia, including education around health,” Ms Macgregor said.
Accessing health services in rural and remote Australia can be very difficult, and through our support, we will help them to bridge this gap and improve the lifestyles of people in these areas.
"We believe access to health care ensures Australians are protected, no matter what happens. By combining our resources and expertise, TAL and RFDS can make a real difference for each other and the Australian families we support,” Ms Macgregor said.
RFDS Chief Executive Officer, Martin Laverty, said: “This is one of the most significant partnerships that RFDS has entered into, and we are very excited about what we can achieve together with TAL.
"The RFDS understands the health challenges faced by regional and remote communities. TAL’s support will help us further our leading position in providing universal access to primary health care across Australia.”
The RFDS is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world and uses aviation, medical and communications technology to provide primary health care and 24-hour emergency service to those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.
TAL insures more than 3.7 million Australians and last year paid more than $1.4 billion in claims , supporting customers in their time of need.