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Your 2018 Hospital cover premium

Your premium is set to change on 1st April, 2018. We’ll help you understand the changes, and show you how to get the most value from your health cover. To view your new premium click below.

Are you getting the most out of your cover?

Make sure your cover has what you need, and get the most value with these simple tips.

Know your cover and make the most of it

Getting better value from your cover can be as simple as understanding what’s included. Login to medibank.com.au/members to refresh your knowledge and check our handy tips to help you make the most of your current cover.

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Could you benefit from Extras cover?

Get 100% back on dental on an annual dental check up with a Members’ Choice dentist1. You’ll also enjoy maximum agreed prices at Members' Choice providers so you know what your out of pocket is, and a wide range of Extras services. Call us on 13 23 31 to talk about adding Extras cover.

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Make sure your cover suits your needs

Time to take care of a niggling sports injury? Thinking about starting a family? It’s always a good idea to see if your cover is moving in the same direction as your life. Chat to one of our team members on 13 23 31 to explore your options, or visit us at a store near you.

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You could avoid Lifetime Health Cover loading

Have you turned 31? If you're over 30, every year you don't have hospital cover a 2% government loading may be added to your premium.

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Does your cover have what you need?

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

Simply complete our quick questionnaire to find out whether your cover is still right for you, and request a callback to chat about your options.

Why you should stay covered

There are plenty of reasons to keep your Hospital cover in 2018 and beyond.

Avoid waiting

Your cover lets you enjoy generally shorter wait times for a range of in-hospital elective procedures. Plus, you get more choice when it comes to where, when and by whom you get treated as a private patient.

Cover for the unexpected

Accidents happen, even to the fittest and healthiest of us. But if you do get injured, you’ll get the benefits of our top level of hospital cover in the event of an Accident2. It also includes unlimited emergency ambulance services3, so all you need to focus on is getting better.

Choose your doctor

It’s your health, and it should be up to you who takes care of it. That’s why Hospital cover gives you control over which specialist you see as a private patient#.

Free 24/7 health line

If any health concerns are keeping you up at night, you can always speak with a Medibank nurse. Day or night, our nurses are available on 1800 644 325 for round-the-clock health advice.

Ever wondered what's sending people like you to hospital? Use our handy tool to see common procedures, and find out how much they may cost.

How our members count on us

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$1,082,699,167

Total benefits Medibank paid towards Extras for 2016/17

Medibank Mobile App

Update your details, check your limits and see what your cover includes from your mobile - anywhere, anytime. Download now: Google Play or Apple App Store.

Why are premiums are changing

No one likes a price increase, but reviewing premiums allows us to keep pace with rising healthcare costs. Doing so means we can continue to help members like you with the costs of accessing a world-class health system. Here’s what affects the cost of premiums.

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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 contribute to higher overall costs in the health sector.

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A rise in chronic conditions

While we’re living longer, Australians are also being admitted to hospital in record numbers. Chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes are increasing year by year.

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Our ageing population

As they say, 50 is the new 30, 60 is the new 40, and so on. 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.

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Decreasing government rebates

The Australian Government Rebate for health insurance has been steadily decreasing each year, which means your premiums may be higher.

Frequently asked questions

Things you should know

1 - Two month waiting period applies. Excludes x rays.

2 - Excludes claims covered by third parties such as Workcover. For accidents that occur after join date.

3 - Waiting period applies. For ambulance attendance or transportation to a hospital where immediate medical attention is required and your condition is such that you couldn’t be transported any other way. Tasmania and Queensland have State schemes providing ambulance services for residents.

# - Unless admitted as an emergency patient.