PHI 30/12

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about 2012 Lifetime Health Cover Direct Mailout

Page last updated: 07 May 2013

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1 May 2012

2012 Lifetime Health Cover Direct Mailout

The purpose of this circular is to advise that the 2012 Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) Mailout will occur on 4 May 2012. Medicare estimates that the 2012 mailout will go to approximately 205,000 uninsured people approaching 1 July following their 31st birthday and 78,000 new migrants. Mailout recipients will be sent a personalised letter and brochure advising them of their LHC base day and providing them with information on LHC.

The LHC brochure, including translated versions into 19 community languages, is available on the Department of Health and Ageing website and can also be accessed at the Private Health website and as part of Medicare’s Information Kit for new arrivals to Australia.

Further information about private health insurance and LHC can be found on the Private Health website or by calling 1800 307 446 (free call). Interpreters are available upon request.

Consumers wanting to update their Medicare information should contact Medicare Australia direct on 13 20 11.

If you require further information please telephone: (02) 6289 9853/24 hr answering machine or email the enquiry to Private Health Insurance Branch.

For more information visit 2012 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circulars.

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