The 30% Rebate
The 30% rebate on private health insurance premiums is available to all Australians who are members of a registered health fund and are eligible for Medicare benefits.
The 30% rebate applies to the whole premium, that is both the Hospital and Ancillary premium components.
All eligible Australians can claim the 30% rebate regardless of their level of income or membership type (single, couple, family or single parent family). You can even claim the rebate if you have paid a health insurance premium but are not actually covered by the policy.
There are three ways you can receive the rebate:
- pay a reduced premium to your health fund.
- claim the rebate when lodging your annual tax return (even if not paying tax).
- claim a direct rebate payment from a Medicare office.
The table below shows some indicative rebate savings examples:
|Rebate Level||Rebate Amount
For more information on the 30% Rebate see the Federal Health Department website.