Preventative Equipment

Preventative Equipment is included under Wellness.

Preventative Equipment is a service that can help you access medically necessary preventative equipment and aids. This equipment can help prevent injury from occurring when you are exercising, playing sport, or doing activities designed to improve your health.

This means we’ll pay a benefit towards the cost to purchase or hire an approved preventative aid, such as joint and back supports, braces and pressure garments.

You might need Preventative Equipment if you...

  • Are recovering from surgery
  • Have suffered severe burns
  • Play a high impact sport
  • Regularly run long distances

Things you need to know about Preventative Equipment

Limits and benefits

Preventative Equipment is covered under our Wellness service, which includes a range of lifestyle services and complementary therapies. Preventative Equipment limits and benefits change depending on your choice of extras product, the level of cover you choose and how long you’ve been an HBF member.

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Our Ultimate Package has a combined annual limit on Preventative Equipment. Your combined maximum will be shared with any claims you make on Aids to Recovery Equipment and Health Monitoring Equipment.

If you choose Premium Extras Plus or add our Wellness cover onto another product, you will have a combined annual limit on Preventative Equipment. This means you can claim up to a total of $400 on Preventative Equipment, Herbalist Consultations, Bowen Therapy, Aromatherapy, Kinesiology, Shiatsu, Alexander Technique, Reflexology, Feldenkrais, Yoga programs, Pilates programs, Health Monitoring Equipment and Hypnotherapy in any calendar year. Individual benefit maximums also apply. 

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Conditions

Benefits are only payable if your level of cover includes ‘Aids to Recovery’, ‘Preventative Equipment’ or ‘Appliances’ and the item is listed on the applicable item schedule.

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.

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Products that include cover towards Preventative Equipment

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Hospital and Extras Packages

Ultimate Package
From
$90.55 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    100%
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $300 combined with aids to recovery, health monitoring equipment and preventative equipment

Extras Only

Premium Extras Plus
From
$19.15 (i)
per week
  • Benefits
    100% Up to $75 sub-limit
    Waiting Period
    2 months
    Maximums
    $400 group benefit maximum with individual benefit maximums