For affordable health insurance
The less we have to pay on our health insurance premiums, the better for everyone. And the Private Health Insurance Rebate helps make that happen.
It’s income tested – so as your income increases, your rebate percentage decreases (as you’ll see here).
As at 1 April 2018 the below rebates apply:
|Tier||Income for Medicare levy surcharge purposes||Age less than 65||Age 65-69||Age 70+|
|Base tier||Singles up to $90,000; Couples/Families up to $180,000||25.415%||29.651%||33.887%|
|Tier 1||Singles $90,001 - 105,000; Couples/Families $180,001 - 210,000||16.943%||21.180%||25.415%|
|Tier 2||Singles $105,001 - 140,000; Couples/Families $210,001 - 280,000||8.471%||12.707%||16.943%|
|Tier 3||Singles more than $140,000; Couples/Families more than $280,000||0%||0%||0%|
Note: Single parents are subject to family tiers. For families with dependent children, the income thresholds increase by $1,500 for each child after the first child.
How to claim the rebate
You can either have the rebate added as an automatic reduction on your premium amount – or you can take care of it through your annual tax. Your private health insurance tax statement will tell you how much you can claim).
You can also choose a tier to reduce the amount of rebate you get back – and you can change this at any time.