PHI 51/11

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information on Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 5)

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13 July 2011

Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 5)

The Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 5) (the Amendment Rules) were registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) on 12 July 2011 (FRLI No: F2011L01475) and commenced on 13 July 2011.

These Rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2010. The changes are as follows:
  1. The Amendment Rules increase overnight and same day accommodation benefits at public hospitals in Queensland to reflect an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the March 2010 to March 2011 period.
  2. The Amendment Rules decrease the same day accommodation benefit for Band 2 treatment at ACT public hospitals from $254.00 to $253.00. This amendment was required as a result of the ACT incorrectly informing the Commonwealth that its Band 2 same day accommodation benefit was $254.00. ACT subsequently advised that the correct benefit was $253.00 after the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2011 (No. 3) were made.
The Amendment Rules also amended Schedule 5. The Schedule 5 amendments have been dealt with in a separate circular.

Details of the amendments are set out in the Amendment Rules, which can be found on the ComLaw website.

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