PHI 56/11

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information on Private Health Insurers' Second Tier Default Benefit Rates Annual Audit

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08 August 2011

Private Health Insurers' Second Tier Default Benefit Rates Annual Audit

Private Health Insurance Circular PHI 44/11 of 27 May 2011 recorded an incorrect address for the Private Health Insurance Administration Council (PHIAC). The correct address is listed below.

Private health insurers are again reminded that annual lists of un-audited Second Tier Default Benefit rates, from 1 September 2011 to 30 August 2012, are due to the Department of Health and Ageing by 31 August 2011.

The audited rates, along with a statement from the auditor stating that the rates have been calculated in accordance with Schedule 5 of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2010, are due to the Department and the PHIAC by 30 September 2011.

This requirement is contained in Part 7 of the Administrative Arrangements for the Second Tier Default Benefits for Overnight and Day Only Treatment (see attachment to Circular PHI 30/10) and is designed to facilitate the operation of Schedule 5 of the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2010 made under item 3A of the table in section 333-20 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.

It is preferred that both the un-audited and the audited rates (along with the statement from the auditor), be emailed to: Ann Mulholland.

If an electronic version is not available, a hardcopy of the second tier listing should be printed, double-sided if possible, and posted to:

Ms Ann Mulholland
Quality and Communications Section
Private Health Insurance Branch
Department of Health and Ageing
MDP 954
GPO Box 9848
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Please note that audited second tier listings only are to be submitted to PHIAC via email or post to:

PHIAC
PO Box 4549
KINGSTON ACT 2604

For further information on any of these matters please contact Ms Ann Mulholland on 02 6289 9833.

If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch

For more information visit 2011 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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