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Waiting period exemption for psychiatric care benefits

Apr 24, 2018

The Federal Government’s private health insurance reforms now allows eligible consumers an instant policy upgrade to cover a private psychiatric hospital admission without serving a waiting period*.

The changes, which make it easier for policy holders to access mental health services when they need it, came into effect on 1 April 2018.
*The waiting period does not apply to upgrades where consumers have already served their 2 month waiting period on lower cover policies.

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