PHI 69/14

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information on Payment of the 2014 Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy

Page last updated: 01 December 2014

Printable version of PHI 69/14 (PDF 90 KB1 December 2014

Payment of the 2014 Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy

Purpose

The purpose of this Circular is to inform private health insurers about the arrangements for invoicing and payment of this year’s Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy (Complaints Levy).

2014 Complaints Levy Calculation

The Complaints Levy of $2.119 million has been budgeted to support the work of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman in the 2014-2015 financial year.

The amount to be collected from each insurer, as a proportion of the budget, is calculated according to the formula set out in the Private Health Insurance (Complaints Levy) Rules 2007 (the Rules). The formula uses data on the number of single and joint policies issued by each insurer as of the census day (30 June 2014). The data is collected by the Private Health Insurance Administration Council.

The amount each insurer will be invoiced may vary from the previous year as a reflection of any change in the number of policies held.

The Rules are available on the ComLaw website as follows: Private Health Insurance (Complaints Levy) Rules 2007

2014 Complaints Levy Invoices

Complaints Levy invoices were sent by the Department on 1 December 2014 and under the Private Health Insurance (Levy Administration) Rules 2010, are payable by 31 December 2014.

Any queries regarding the 2014 Complaints Levy should be directed to Jolana Vecerka, Operations & Stakeholder Management Section, by email to Jolana Vecerka or by phone on (02) 6289 7007.

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 2014 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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