Private Health Insurance Rebate


Your Rebate

The rebate you receive will depend on your age, income and inflation (CPI) increases each year. The rebate will change every year from now on, depending on CPI (inflation) and average health fund industry increases in premium. It's calculated using a Government formula.

If you require more info about the Rebate formula, you can contact the ATO (Australian Taxation Office) on 13 28 61.


Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance

The Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance is income tested, and the amount of rebate you are entitled to receive each year may vary. The rebate applies to the standard membership payment of all RBHS products. The rebate is not available for the Lifetime Health Cover loading portion of membership payments.

The rebate you are entitled to is based on your age and taxable household income for Medicare Levy Surcharge purposes. Below are the thresholds set by the Australian Government for the 2017/18 financial year.

It is your responsibility to notify the RBHS if you wish to nominate a rebate tier. You can nominate a new tier at any time and, if you nominate the incorrect tier, the Tax Office will reconcile any differences when you lodge your tax return for the applicable financial year.

If you are not sure which rebate tier you should choose, please contact your tax agent, financial advisor or the Tax Office at


Rebate Tiers

as at 1 April 2018

  Income threshold
(for 2017/18 financial year)
Age & Rebate Amount
(age of the oldest person on your cover)
Under 65 years 65-69 years 70+ years
Base Tier Singles
$90,000 or less
$180,000 or less
25.059% 29.236% 33.413%
Tier 1 Singles
$90,001 – 105,000
$180,001 – 210,000
16.706% 20.883% 25.059%
Tier 2 Singles
$105,001 – 140,000
$210,001 – 280,000
8.352% 12.529% 16.706%
Tier 3 Singles
$140,001 or more
$280,001 or more
0% 0% 0%

* If you are a family with children, the income threshold for each tier is increased by $1,500 for every child after your first. Family includes couples and single parent families.


Nominate your rebate tier

You can nominate your rebate tier via our Online Member Services, by completing our Rebate Tier Nomination Form, emailing or calling 1800 027 299.

Need some more help?

We have put together a frequently asked questions page for to help you guide you through the upcoming changes.