Aussies First To Trial Health Cards In Apple Wallet
Apple is taking a world-first step in reducing Australians’ wallet sizes, launching support for health insurance cards in Apple Wallet.
This means that customers will no longer need to carry their health care cards when visiting the doctor, or when claiming expenses from their provider at the cash register.
Medibank, Bupa, NIB and GU Health have already launched its services, with HBF scheduled to follow in the coming weeks.
Apple Pay internet services vice-president Jennifer Bailey says this gives users “yet another reason to leave their physical wallet at home”
“Australia was already was a very strong market for Apple Pay and contactless but I do think the pandemic has increased that adoption even further.
“And we’re seeing that pretty consistently on a global basis.”