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Second Tier Default Benefit Eligibility

Administrative changes to second-tier hospital applications

From 1 January 2019, the Second-Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) will no longer assess applications for Second Tier eligibility. This function will be managed by the Private Health Insurance Branch in the Department of Health.

Applications for Second Tier Hospital eligibility will be accepted from 1 January 2019. These should be submitted to the Department of Health at phi.hospitals@health.gov.au.

For further details go to the Department of Health website – Second Tier Default Benefits web page.

The current STAC approved list of second tier facilities can be found in 2021 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circular 24/21 dated 6 May 2021.