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Private health insurance

Links to information about private health insurance for consumers, including Lifetime Health Cover, Australian Government Rebate on private health insurance and frequently asked questions.

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Greater choice in private health insurance products

This section of the website contains information on changes that will enable health insurance funds to tailor their products to better meet consumers' specific needs.

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Private health insurance - frequently asked questions

This page contains frequently asked questions by consumers about Private Health Insurance.

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Private health insurance and pregnancy

Pregnancy and private health insurance - find out more about waiting periods, what's covered under private health insurance and out of pocket costs.

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Private health insurance - legislation

Information on the major pieces of legislation governing private health insurance.

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Overseas Visitors' Health Cover

This page provides information about health insurance eligibility for overseas visitors to Australia.

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Australian Government rebate on Private Health Insurance

Reduces private health insurance costs for people eligible for Medicare, within income thresholds and with certain health funds.

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Changes to Lifetime Health Cover

This section of the website contains information on changes to Lifetime Health Cover. Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) was introduced in July 2000 and involves a penalty for people aged over 30 who do not hold private health insurance hospital cover.

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Private health insurance (Australia) | Your Health in Mind

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Private health insurance - Medicare levy surcharge

Questions and answers regarding the Medicare levy surcharge.

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