§ 44. Mr. AYLES
(for Mr. ALPASS) asked the Minister of Health what steps are taken by approved societies to notify their insured members affected by the provisions of the National Health Insurance (Prolongation of Insurance) Act, 1930, of the extension of the period of their insurance under that Act and of the rates of benefit to which they are entitled?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
Approved societies are called upon to give notice when a member's insurance is terminating, but this notice would be deferred where the period of insurance is extended under the provisions of the National Health Insurance (Prolongation of Insurance) Act, 1930, and the person therefore continues to be an insured member. The reduction in benefit rates provided under that Act is merely a continuation of the similar reduction applicable for at least a year before the member becomes subject to the Act, and it is not required to be separately notified.