Private health insurance
Private health insurance policies cover some of the costs of treatment in a private hospital. Insurance can also help cover 'extras' – other medical services such as dental, physiotherapy, optical and more. Find out how Health helps to improve the private health insurance industry.
From 1 April 2019, new rules are being introduced to help make private health insurance simpler, more affordable. This will make it easier for you to choose the cover that best suits you and your family.
Health insurers and providers
What insurers offer and how they communicate with policy holders is governed by Australia's private health insurance laws. Insurers, private hospitals and medical device sponsors must also comply with certain processes.
Private health insurers are required to pay benefits for the products listed on the Prostheses List. Find out what the Prostheses List includes, when we update it, and how to apply to list products on it or change current listings.