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Health Funds

The Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS)

This surcharge is an additional tax (on top of the 1.5% Medicare Levy that most tax payers are required to pay) that’s levied on to Australian taxpayers who earn above the MLS thresholds and don’t have private hospital cover.

If you’re an individual earning $90,000 per year, for example and you don’t have hospital cover, the MLS means that you’ll have to pay an extra $900 in tax (1% of your annual income). But with hospital cover available for less than $900, you could walk away with the benefits offered by a hospital only or a hospital and extras policy, avoid paying the tax and still have money left over.

The MLS will increase to 1.25% if you earn over $105,000 ($210,000 for couples, families and single parents) and 1.5% if you earn over $140,000 ($280,000 for couples, families and single parents).

Health funds in Australia are very competitive so you should take the time to compare your policy to some health funds you might not have heard of in Australia. It could save you thousands of dollars!!!

List of health funds

Following is a list of health funds registered under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007. Provided by privatehealth.gov.au

TitleATO IDTypeStates
ACA Health Benefits FundACARestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
ahm Health InsuranceAHMOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Australian Unity Health LimitedAUFOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Bupa Australia Pty Ltd BUPOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
CBHS Health Fund LimitedCBHRestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
CDH Benefits FundCDHOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Central West Health CoverCWHOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
CUA Health LimitedCPSOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Defence Health LimitedAHBRestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Doctors’ Health FundAMARestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
GMF HealthGMFOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
GMHBA LimitedGMHOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Grand United Corporate HealthFAIOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
HBF Health LimitedHBFOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
HCFHCFOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Health Care Insurance LimitedHCIOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Health Insurance Fund of Australia LimitedHIFOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Health PartnersSPSOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
health.com.auHEAOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Latrobe Health Services LHSOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Medibank Private LimitedMBPOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Mildura District Hospital Fund LtdMDHOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
National Health Benefits Australia Pty Ltd (onemedifund)OMFOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Navy Health LtdNHBRestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
NIB Health Funds Ltd.NIBOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Peoplecare Health InsuranceLHMOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Phoenix Health Fund LimitedPWARestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Police HealthSPERestrictedQLD, SA, TAS, WA, NT.
Queensland Country Health Fund LtdQCHOpenQLD.
Railway and Transport Health Fund LimitedRTERestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Reserve Bank Health Society LtdRBHRestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
St.Lukes HealthSLMOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Teachers Health FundNTFRestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Transport Health Pty LtdTFSOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
TUHQTURestrictedACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.
Westfund LimitedWFDOpenACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, NT.

 

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