Claiming the Australian Government rebate on Private Health Insurance

If you pay your premiums fortnightly, monthly, in yearly instalments or in advance, there are 2 ways to claim the Australian Government rebate on Private Health Insurance.

From your fund

You can ask your fund to give you the rebate as a premium reduction, reducing your upfront costs. To claim the rebate as a premium reduction, register with your health fund who will send you a form or tell you what you need to do.

From the Australian Taxation Office

The rebate may be claimed back on your annual income tax return, if you have paid the full, upfront cost. Your health fund will give you a statement at the end of the financial year to help you fill in your tax return.