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Private health insurance reforms – travel and accommodation benefits for regional and rural consumers

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Publication date: 
17 February 2019
Publication type: 
Fact Sheet
Intended audience: 
General public
Description: 

As part of reforms to private health insurance, health insurers are able to offer travel and accommodation benefits for people who have to travel long distances for hospital treatment under their hospital cover.

This fact sheet explains:

  • why this is important
  • who will benefit
  • what impact this change will have on private health insurance