Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Nicotine Replacement Therapy is included under Wellness.

Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is a service that helps people quit smoking by replacing cigarettes with nicotine patches, lozenges and inhalers.

Giving the body a small dose of nicotine reduces the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that many smokers experience when they stop smoking cigarettes, and can help them quit successfully.

You might need Nicotine Replacement Therapy if you...

  • Are a heavy smoker
  • Have been smoking for a long time
  • Have tried to quit before but were unsuccessful
  • Know you are addicted to cigarettes

What does Nicotine Replacement Therapy include?

Things you need to know about Nicotine Replacement Therapy

Limits and benefits
Nicotine Replacement Therapy is a quit smoking program, and is covered under our Wellness and Healthy Living Programs services. Nicotine Replacement Therapy limits and benefits change depending on your choice of Extras extras product, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member.

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If you select one of our extras products or packages, Nicotine Replacement Therapy will be covered under Healthy Living Programs.

Our Standard Extras, Premium Extras MidPremium Extras Plus products, and our Smart Saver Twin Pack and Prime Health packages have a combined annual limit on Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Dose Administration Aids, Health Education Programs (including Living Longer Living Stronger initial consultation), Friendlies Health Program, Weight Management Programs and Flu Vaccinations.

Our Premium Extras Plus and Ultimate Package have a combined annual limit on Nicotine Replacement Therapy. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Yoga and Pilates programs as well as Dose Administration Aids, Health Education Programs (including Living Longer Living Stronger consultations), Friendlies Health Program, Weight Management Programs, Flu Vaccinations and Travel Vaccinations.

If you add our Wellness add-on to your cover, you will have an individual benefit maximum of $100 per calendar year on Nicotine Replacement Therapy. 

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Conditions
This service includes cover for nicotine patches, lozenges, gum and inhalers only.
More information

For more specific information about the limits and benefits covered under each policy please call us on 133 423.

Waiting period

There is a waiting period of two months for this service.

We will honour waiting periods already served more info

Products that include Nicotine Replacement Therapy cover

This is an Extras service, and is included in the following cover options.

Hospital and Extras Packages

Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    Combined maximum of $500 applies for Travel vaccinations, Health education programs, Health checks, Weight management and Quit smoking/nicotine replacement therapy

Extras Only

Premium Extras Plus
From
$19.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $100