How the Medicare Safety Net works.
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What a safety net is
The Medicare Safety Net provides a higher Medicare benefit for out of hospital costs. Your doctor’s visit will still cost the same, but we’ll give you a higher benefit back.
Who it's for
If you’re single, you don’t need to do anything - you’re automatically registered. If you’re a couple or part of a family, you need to register.
Safety net for families
Couples and families must register as a Medicare Safety Net family. This includes those on the same Medicare card.