Recent amendment to Private Health Insurance legislation

Updates the reference to the latest Second Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) approved list of second tier eligible facilities published in this circular.

Page last updated: 13 December 2017

PDF version: Recent amendments to Private Health Insurance Legislation (PDF 48 KB)

SECOND TIER CHANGES

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2017 (No.10) (Amendment Rules) updates the reference to the latest Second Tier Advisory Committee(STAC) approved list of second tier eligible facilities published in this circular.

Nine additional facilities have been added to the previously approved STAC list. A list of the additional facilities has been provided

PDF version: Additional Facilities STAC list. (PDF 9 KB)
Word version: Additional Facilities STAC list. (Excel 10 KB)

The Amendment Rules have been registered with the Federal Register of Legislation and commences on 1 January 2018.

As advised in circular PHI 07/13, the Rules no longer contain a list of facilities eligible for second tier default benefits. Rather, the Rules reference a list of eligible facilities maintained by the STAC.

The complete STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities as of 1 January 2018 has been provided

PDF version: Complete STAC list. (PDF 180 KB)
Word version: Complete STAC list. (Excel 40 KB)

NEXT SECOND TIER ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

The next STAC meeting will be held on Friday 9 February 2018. The closing date for applications is Friday 19 January 2018.

Please note that applicants are required to submit their applications at the Second Tier Default Benefits Application Submission Portal.

Application guidance is outlined in the ‘sample application’ located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association website. Select ‘Industry Resources’.

For any enquiries regarding the STAC-approved list of second tier eligible facilities, or for any further information, please email info@apha.org.au.