Report

Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and related bills

13 August 2018

© Commonwealth of Australia 2018
ISBN 978-1-76010-805-2

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 25KB)
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 7KB)
LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 24KB)
Chapter 1 - Private Health Insurance Legislation Amendment Bill 2018 and two related Bills (PDF 52KB)

Purpose of the Bills
Background
Provisions of the Bill
Key provisions of the A New Tax System Bill and the Medicare Levy Amendment Bill
Financial impact
Legislative scrutiny
Conduct of the inquiry
Notes on references

Chapter 2 - Issues (PDF 146KB)

Schedule 1: Increasing maximum excess levels
Schedule 2: Age-based discounts for hospital cover
Schedule 3: Private Health Insurance Ombudsman's powers
Schedule 4: Transitional provisions relating to the treatment of certain health insurance policies
Schedule 5 Part 1: Benefits for travel and accommodation
Schedule 5 Part 2: Information requirements
Schedule 5 Part 3: Benefit requirements according to class of hospital
Schedule 5 Part 4: Closed and terminated products
Product design reforms – Gold/Silver/Bronze/Basic

Additional Comments by Labor Party Senators (PDF 9KB)
Dissenting Report by the Australian Greens (PDF 25KB)

Increasing maximum excess levels
Product design reforms
Aged-based discounts
Inspection powers
Conclusion

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the Committee (PDF 14KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public hearings (PDF 10KB)

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