Why we’ve created this benefit, who’s eligible and how to claim
We introduced the flu shot benefit in 2022 in response to information from the Department of Health, which predicted last year’s flu season would be worse than usual. The good news is we decided to extend the flu shot benefit until the end of 2023.
While some of us are entitled to free flu vaccinations via the government’s National Immunisation Program or via an employer, many of us have to pay for it ourselves.
So we’ve added the flu shot to Healthy Lifestyle until the end of 2023. Eligible members can claim a flu vaccination benefit* to help reduce:
- pressure on our (already stretched) healthcare system
- disruption to our professional and personal lives
- our members’ chances of getting sick from the influenza virus.
Who can claim?
Members aged between 5 and 65 years on Top Extras, Essential Extras or StarterPak, who get a flu shot between 1 January – 31 December 2023, can claim for vaccinations given by a registered pharmacist or GP.
How much will I get back?
The 2023 flu shot benefit has been set up as a sub-limit of Healthy Lifestyle. Here’s what that means if you have:
- Top Extras & Essential Extras – we’ll pay the cost of the vaccine up to $30 per person*
- StarterPak – we’ll pay for the cost of the vaccine up to $30 per person, to a maximum of $60 per policy for Couple, Single Parent and Family policies*
We’ll only pay for the cost of the vaccine, not any consultation or service fees, or other costs.
*These benefits depend on your available overall Healthy Lifestyle limits. If you’ve already used up your 2023 Healthy Lifestyle limit, unfortunately you won’t be able to claim for the flu vaccine.
You’ll find more info on eligibility, vaccines, receipts and claiming in our 2023 flu vaccine FAQs.
*Terms and conditions
Available to members who hold current (paid up-to-date) Top Extras, Essential Extras or StarterPak cover at the time of receiving their flu shot.
Benefits are available when the flu vaccination is administered between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023.
The benefit for the flu vaccine is a sub-limit under Healthy Lifestyle, which means a member can only claim if they have not exhausted their overall Healthy Lifestyle limit.
Members aged between 5 and 65 years on Top Extras or Essential Extras can claim a benefit of 100% of the cost up to a maximum of $30 per person.
Members aged between 5 and 65 years on StarterPak can claim a benefit of 100% of the cost up to a maximum of $30 per person. The maximum per policy is $30 for Singles and $60 for Couple, Single Parent or Family policies.
Members eligible for a Federal Government funded or workplace subsidised flu vaccination should do so rather than claiming from Teachers Health.
Benefits are payable for flu vaccinations administered by a registered pharmacist or GP.
Benefits are only payable for the pharmaceutical cost of the vaccine and are not payable for any consultation fees, service fees or other associated costs.
Members should seek their own medical advice from a GP or specialist prior to receiving the flu vaccination.