Private Health Insurance Reforms - 2017 fact sheets

The private health insurance fact sheets contain information on the reforms to private health insurance to make it simpler and more affordable for Australians.

Page last updated: 10 September 2018

  • Overview of private health insurance reforms
  • Legislative amendments
  • Amendment Rules 2018
  • Gold/Silver/Bronze/Basic product categories
  • Transition to the new Gold/Silver/Bronze/Basic hospital product tiers
  • Clinical categories
  • Information provision
  • Strengthening the powers of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
  • Prostheses List benefit reductions
  • Agreement between the Government and the Medical Technology Association of Australia
  • Supporting mental health
  • Discounts for 18 to 29 year olds
  • Improved access to travel and accommodation for regional and rural consumers benefits for regional and rural areas
  • Increasing maximum excess levels
  • Changing coverage for some natural therapies
  • Second Tier administrative reforms
  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Improved Models of Care Working Group
  • Support for private hospitals
  • Private patients in public hospitals
  • Terminating products
  • Low priced products
  • Impact of removing restrictions