Waiting period (WP)
A waiting period applies when you join Medibank, or change your cover to include new or upgraded services. We won’t pay benefits for any items purchased or services received while you are serving a waiting period.
Weight loss surgery
Surgery to the stomach which aims to help people lose weight in order to reduce a person’s health risk arising from obesity. Surgery may involve reducing the size of the stomach (gastric banding or stapling), removing a portion of the stomach (sleeve gastrectomy) or bypassing the stomach (gastric bypass). It also includes subsequent surgery such as reversal or adjustment.
Working Visa cover
A type of cover which is designed to comply with the conditions of the 457 Working Visa and similar visa types including ‘visa condition 8501’ regarding the holding of a minimum level of insurance. They are only available to those who are in Australia on certain working-type visas, as determined by Medibank. More information on these covers can be found here.