There may be a number of reasons for this, for example:

  • So you can claim the Australian Government Rebate on private health insurance

You are eligible for the Australian Government Rebate if you have a Reciprocal Medicare card and have Extras cover or Reciprocal Health Cover with us.

  • To exempt you from the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS)

You are liable for the MLS if you: are from a country that has a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement with Australia, have a Reciprocal Medicare card, and are working in Australia and earning over the MLS threshold amount.