PHI 26/11

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information on the second tier default benefits

Page last updated: 06 April 2011

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6 April 2011

Second Tier Default Benefits

The purpose of this circular is to advise of eight hospitals that have had their eligibility for second tier default benefits renewed.

Hospitals with Continued Eligibility

The following hospitals, which are already listed in Schedule 5 of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules, have been approved to continue to be eligible for second tier default benefits until 30 June 2013.

Belmont Private HospitalCarinaQLD
Cabrini Health Elsternwick Rehabilitation ServiceElsternwickVIC
Cabrini Hopetoun Rehabilitation HospitalElsternwickVIC
Delmont Private HospitalGlen IrisVIC
Hobart Private HospitalHobartTAS
Perfect Vision Eye SurgeryHornsbyNSW
St Helens Private HospitalHobartTAS
The Victorian Rehabilitation CentreGlen WaverleyVIC

Second Tier Renewal Reminder

Further to PHI Circulars 18/11 and 23/11, attached is a revised list of hospitals whose eligibility for Second Tier Default Benefits is due to expire on 30 June 2011.

Please note that 6 May 2011 is the closing date for applications that will be considered by the Second Tier Advisory Committee meeting on 27 May 2011. However applications may be submitted as soon as they are ready.

If you have already submitted an application for consideration at the 27 May 2011 meeting, please ignore this advice.

Information which must be included in applications is outlined in the Sample Application For 2nd Tier Default Benefit Eligibility guide located on the Australian Private Hospitals Association website at:

When collating the required documentation, facilities are asked to be mindful that the Committee won’t be considering their applications until late May and they should check the expiry dates on their licences and accreditation certificates in that context.

Nine stapled copies of the application should be sent to:

Second Tier Advisory Committee Secretariat
c/o Department of Health and Ageing
MDP 401
GPO Box 9848

For further information, please contact Ann Mulholland on 02 6289 9833 or email