PHI 68/12

This circular issued by the Private Health Insurance Branch contains information about the Nursing-Home Type Patient Contribution Rates and Minimum Benefits as at 20 September 2012

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2 November 2012

Nursing-Home Type Patient Contribution Rates and Minimum Benefits as at 20 September 2012

The Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 8) (the Complying Product Amendment Rules) and the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Amendment Rules 2012 (No. 6) (the Benefit Requirements Amendment Rules) were registered with the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments (FRLI) and commence on the day after registration being 2 November 2012 and 1 November 2012 respectively (FRLI No: F2012L02137 and F2012L02111).

The Rules amend the Private Health Insurance (Complying Product) Rules 2010 (No. 2) and the Private Health Insurance (Benefit Requirements) Rules 2011.

The Complying Product Amendment Rules

Nursing-home type patient contribution rates have been updated to reflect the indexation applied to the Adult Pension Basic Rate and Maximum Daily Rate of Rental Assistance.

The amendments update the patient contribution rates for nursing-home type patients in the Northern Territory to $52.05.
State/TerritoryContribution Rates
Northern Territory From $50.95 to $52.05
The existing rates for other states and territories remain in force and are as follows:
State/TerritoryContribution Rates
Australian Capital Territory$50.95
Western Australia$50.95
Victoria$52.05
New South Wales$52.05
Queensland $52.05
South Australia$52.05
Tasmania$52.05
Private hospitals nationally$52.05
The Complying Product Amendment Rules can be viewed on the ComLaw website.

The Benefit Requirements Amendment Rules

Nursing-Home Type Patients - Schedule 4

Nursing-home type patient minimum benefits have been updated to reflect the indexation applied to the Adult Pension Basic Rate and Maximum Daily Rate of Rental Assistance.

The amendments increase the minimum benefits payable for privately insured nursing-home type patients at public hospitals in the Northern Territory. The changes are as follows:
State/TerritoryMinimum benefit per night
Northern Territoryfrom $75.83 to $77.47
The existing rates for other states and territories remain in force and are as follows:
State/TerritoryMinimum benefit per night
NSW $109.10
Victoria$113.70
Queensland$102.00
South Australia$108.00
ACT$107.40
Western Australia$116.05
Tasmania$124.90
Private hospitals nationally$59.05
The Benefit Requirements Amendment Rules can be viewed on the ComLaw website.

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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