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About benefit replacement periods

How long is a benefit replacement period?

This varies from item to item and generally applies per member unless specified in the following table.

12 months

External mammary prosthesis

Repairs of external prosthesis and health appliances

2 years


Hip protectors

Insulin delivery pens

3 years 

Blood glucose monitors

Breathing appliances


peak flow meters

spacing devices

Mouthguards (Benefits for a replacement mouthguard are payable once every 12 months for members under the age of 18)

Dentures, crowns and bridges

Other health appliances and external prosthesis

5 years

Hearing aids

Sleep Apnoea - continuous pressure devices and other similar approved appliances under our hospital cover (excluding Young Hospital)