COVID-19 payments to members
HBF is returning $42 million to members who held Hospital and/or Extras cover between 25 March 2020 and 30 June 2020.
We will send your tax statement information directly to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). We will not be sending you a tax statement.
This is due to changes made by the Australian Government to make health insurance simpler. The changes made on 1 July 2019 mean you no longer need your tax statement to submit your tax return if you’re lodging it online or through a registered tax agent.
We will send your tax statement information directly to the ATO by 15 July. Your tax return will not show this information until after this date. If you wish to lodge your tax statement prior to 15 July, you will need to manually enter your private health information.
If you’d like a copy of your tax statement for your records, from 1 July you’ll be able to download it by logging
into myHBF or request it by
calling us on 133 423.
When you log into myHBF you can download your tax statement using the following steps:
Once you have requested or downloaded a copy of your tax statement via myHBF, you can also
access it at your convenience through the HBF app:
Please note that you will only be able to download the 2020/2021 tax statement from 1 July 2021.
If you lodge your tax return online through myTax or through a registered tax agent, your health insurance information should be pre-filled in your tax return. We will send the most up-to-date information to the ATO. You will need to check the pre-filled information and click to accept it.
If you believe the pre-filled health insurance information is incorrect or if you submit a paper tax return, from 1 July you’ll be able to download a copy of your tax statement by logging into myHBF or request it by calling us on 133 423.
To update your rebate tier, log into myHBF and in the ‘My Details' menu click on ‘My rebate details’. Alternatively, call us or visit your local branch and we will be able to help you out.
Yes, the process is still the same as if you received a printed copy of your tax statement. The only difference is that we will send your tax statement information directly to the ATO.
If you need assistance with your tax return, please contact the ATO on 13 28 61 or visit the myTax website.
Yes, you can download a copy of your claims history statement by logging into myHBF or by calling us on 133 423.
When you log into myHBF you can download your claims history statement using the following steps:
After you have requested or downloaded a claims history statement via myHBF, you can also access it at your convenience the HBF app:
Here’s everything you need to know about interpreting your tax statement and using that information to fill in your tax return.
On 1 April each year, rebate percentages are adjusted as per Australian Government legislation. This means if you have made payments on your policy before, upon, or after 1 April, that information will be listed on separate lines in your statement (with a different benefit code). Please ensure you enter each line separately in your tax statement.
Your share of the premiums that are eligible for the Australian Government Rebate. This amount excludes any Lifetime Health Cover loading you have paid (if applicable). Any adults covered on the policy when payments were made are allocated an equal share.
The amount the Government has paid towards your share of the policy. If you're not
registered for the Australian Government Rebate on private health insurance as
a premium or are on Tier 3 of the income bracket, this amount will be $0.
This code represents the rebate you are entitled to, based on your age.
The number of days you had private hospital cover in the last financial year. If this amount is less than 365 days (or 366 days in a leap year), and you earn above the income threshold, you may have to pay the Medicare Levy Surcharge.
Around 20 years ago the government introduced a tax, a loading and a rebate to encourage Australians to get health insurance. Find out if you’re affected, and what you can do about it.
Australian government rebate
The Australian government rebate on private health insurance is a government subsidy that helps make your health insurance cheaper. Find out if you’re eligible and how to get it.
Medicare levy surcharge
The Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) is a tax. You’ll pay it if you don’t have hospital cover and your income as a single is $90,000 or more. Find out how to avoid it.
Lifetime health cover
Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) loading makes hospital insurance more expensive if you’re 31 or older and getting hospital cover for the first time. Find out how to avoid it.
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