08 Jun Private Health Insurance Rebate Changes
Pre-pay your health insurance premiums before June 30.
You may be aware that the Government has passed legislation that will reduce or remove the 30% rebate that until now has been available to everyone with Private Health Insurance.
This will affect single people earning more than $84,001 and couples or families earning more than $168,001. The current subsidy will reduce from 30% to zero based on a sliding scale. At the same time penalties for not having hospital cover are being increased by up to 50%. Click here for details.
You Can Delay the Impact of the Change and Save $500 – $1500
The ATO has recently advised that any premiums paid in advance of 30 June 2012 will retain the 30% rebate for the period that the payment covers. Most health funds have advised that they will accept up to 12 months of pre-paid premiums.
Depending on your income, such a pre-payment will save you up to 30%. For many families this will amount to a saving of $1500.
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