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Your 2020 extras cover premium

Your premium is set to change on 1 April 2020. We’ll help you understand the changes to your premium, as well as the improvements we’ve made to help you get the most value from your health cover.

Why premiums are reviewed annually

Reviewing premiums is necessary to keep pace with both the rising cost of healthcare, and the increasing number of treatments sought by Australians. Here’s some of the reasons why premiums are changing.

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Better quality healthcare

In Australia, we enjoy some of the best healthcare in the world. New and improving technologies mean better treatment, but they can come at a price. These technologies are often expensive to implement and that contributes to higher overall costs in the health sector.

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Our ageing population

It’s great news that Australians, on the whole, are living longer. But the longer we live, the more healthcare we’re likely to need. Generally speaking, increasing life expectancy equals increasing premiums.

Use Members’ Choice to your advantage

By utilising our Members’ Choice Advantage network, you’ll get access to one of the largest health provider networks in Australia. That means you can generally enjoy better value for a wide range of included Extras.

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100% back on up to two dental check-ups

We know our members want greater everyday value when it comes to extras. That’s why all Medibank extras members get 100% back on up to two dental check-ups at a Members’ Choice Advantage dentist every year, including x-rays. ~

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2 pairs – no gap

Exclusive to Medibank members with eligible extras, you can now get 2 pairs of glasses with standard single-vision prescription lenses with no gap from Specsavers’ $249 range. Subject to your full annual optical limit being unused at time of purchase. Waiting periods apply. #

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The My Medibank App

We’ve made it simpler for most members to stay on top of their cover with the My Medibank App. Check your limits, submit a claim for most extras, and find a Members’ Choice provider anywhere, anytime. And to avoid surprises, most members can use the out of pocket feature to estimate benefits and gaps for most extras claims.^  

Download now: Google Play or Apple App Store.

Are you on the right cover?

Everyone benefits from a quick health check now and then. And the same goes with your health insurance.

We know that affordability will always be important for our members. Our team is on hand to discuss options that could make your premiums more manageable. Or if your circumstances have changed since we last spoke, it may be a good time to check if a different cover option may be more suitable.

Give us a call on 132 331 and we’ll take you through a cover review.

Things you should know

~ Two month waiting period applies. Limited to two dental check-ups on all extras annually. Maximum two bitewing x-rays per check-up, where clinically needed. Not available in all areas.

# Waiting periods apply. If your full annual optical limit (or more than $225 remaining of your limit) is not available at time of purchase, out of pockets may apply. Both pairs must be of the same prescription. Other lens options available at an extra cost.

^ Claims for some types of services/items excluded. Some claims, like paper based, may take longer to update.