Health Management

Health Management

 

Health management benefits are included in all of our Extras products to help with the cost of certain programs and equipment used to treat health conditions.

What does that mean? It means that if your doctor or other registered healthcare professional diagnoses you with a condition that needs things like gym equipment to treat it, you might be able to claim back some of the costs with us.

Important: to be able to claim health management benefits, you’ll need to fill out a Declaration of Condition form to let us know what condition is being treated.

Download the fact sheet for all things Health Management below:

health management fact sheet

 

 

Benefits are available for conditions like:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Joint health (arthritis & osteoporosis)
  • Diabetes
  • Mental health (stress & anxiety)
  • Lung conditions (asthma, COPD)
  • Weight management (obesity or malnutrition)
  • Chronic pain (back pain)
  • Rehabilitation

These are just some examples, there are plenty of other conditions that you can claim health management benefits for. More examples are below, but if you’d like more info just give us a buzz.

 

The benefits:

Health Management
Premium Extras  High Extras  Mid Extras  Basic Extras

Benefit:
80% of cost

Limit:
$250 (per person) / $500 (per family) 

Benefit:
70% of cost

Limit:
$200 (per person) / $400 (per family)

Benefit:
60% of cost

Limit:
$150 (per person) / $300 (per family) 

Benefit:
50% of cost

Limit:
$100 (per person) / $200 (per family)

Limits reset every financial year.

 

Health Management
Gold Extras  Silver Extras  Bronze Extras 

Benefit:
100% of cost

Limit:
$150 (single) / $300 (family) 

Benefit:
100% of cost

Limit:
$125 (single) / $250 (family)

Benefit:
100% of cost

Limit:
$100 (single) / $200 (family) 

Limits reset every financial year.


What falls under Health Management

What falls under Health Management

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There are 3 areas of Health Management: fitness equipment & programs, improvement & weight management programs and health screening.

Fitness equipment & programs

What's included:

We can only pay benefits for fitness programs and equipment if it's part of a health management plan/program from your GP or other healthcare professional.

To claim these benefits, you'll need to fill in a Declaration of Condition.

Things that might be covered:

  • Treadmills, cross trainers & exercise bikes
  • Gym membership
  • Pool entry fees
  • Pilates
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Personal training
  • Group training
  • Yoga
  • Swimming lessons

To find out if a program you’re doing is eligible for benefits, give us a buzz on 1800 808 690.

Things you'll need:       

  • A receipt showing the name of the patient, details of the program, date of payment and payment amount.








Please note: pregnancy is not considered a medical condition. Read here for more info about obstetrics cover.

Improvement & weight management programs

What's included:            

Improvement programs:

  • Health education services (eg. Diabetes or Arthritis Foundations)
  • Quit Smoking programs (including nicotine replacement therapy)

Weight loss (membership fees only):

  • Weight Watchers (including Weight Watchers Online)
  • Fernwood Weight Loss program

To find out if a program you’re doing is eligible for benefits, give us a buzz on 1800 808 690.

Things you'll need: 

  • A receipt showing the name of the patient, details of the program, date of payment and payment amount.



Health screening*

What's included:

  • Removal of sun spots
  • Mole mapping
  • MRIs & CT scans
  • Retinal photography/optical tomography/OCT/ultra-wide DRS
  • Screen for Life
  • Breathing tests
  • ThinPrep pap smear tests
  • Bowel cancer screening tests
  • Corneal mapping
  • Q fever screening
  • Tests not covered by Medicare*
For more info on services that are eligible for benefits, give us a buzz on 1800 808 690.

Things you'll need:

  • A receipt showing the name of the patient, details of the program, date of payment and payment amount.

* = we're only able to pay a benefit when Medicare doesn't. 

Where to find more info

Where to find more info

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Lifestyle programs

Smoking
Quit line & Quit Coach (free)

Exercise
Exercise is Medicine 

Weight Management
Weight Management Council



Healthcare professionals

Exercise Physiologists
Exercise Sport Science Australia

Physiotherapists
Australian Physiotherapy Association

Dietitians
Dietitians Association of Australia



National service providers

Heart
The Heart Foundation
Heart Moves

Diabetes
Diabetes Australia

Arthritis
Arthritis Australia

Lungs
The Lung Foundation

Mental Health
Beyond Blue