What’s the Medicare Safety Net?

The Medicare Safety Net helps people who have high out-of-pocket costs for out-of-hospital (outpatient) services.

You could get more than the standard 85% back of the Medicare Benefit Schedule (from Medicare) for certain services once you reach a set threshold (relevant dollar amount).

If you’re single (with no dependants), you don’t need to register for the Medicare Safety Net. Medicare will track your outpatient out-of-pocket expenses and let you know when you’re nearing the threshold.

If you’re a family or couple, registering (as a family or couple) may mean you reach the threshold sooner. 

Register for the Medicare Safety Net