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29 November 2012
Payment of the 2012 Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy
The purpose of this Circular is to inform private health insurers about the arrangements for invoicing and payment of this year’s Private Health Insurance Complaints Levy (Complaints Levy).
2012 Complaints Levy Calculation
The Complaints Levy of $2.119 million has been budgeted to support the work of the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman in the 2012-2013 financial year.
The amount to be collected from each insurer, as a proportion of the budget, is calculated according to formulas set out in the Private Health Insurance (Complaints Levy) Amendment Rules 2012 (the Rules). The formulas use data on the number of single and joint policies issued by each insurer as of the census day (30 June 2012). The data is collected by the Private Health Insurance Administration Council.
The amount each insurer will be invoiced may vary from the previous year as a reflection of any change in the number of policies held.
The Rules are available on the ComLaw website Private Health Insurance (Complaints Levy) Amendment Rules 2012
2012 Complaints Levy Invoices
Complaints Levy invoices were sent by the Department on 26 November 2012 and under the Private Health Insurance (Levy Administration) Rules 2010, are payable by 31 December 2012.
Any queries regarding the 2012 Complaints Levy should be directed to Jane Richardson
, Assistant Director, Legal Policy and Consumer Strategies Section, by email or by phone on (02) 6289 9401.
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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