MEDICARE SAFETY NET
The Medicare Safety Net is designed to assist families and individuals with out-of-pocket costs for medical services provided out-of-hospital, which are under the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS). Once you or your family reach the safety net threshold of out-of-pocket expenses totalling approximately $2000 within a calendar year, you are likely to be eligible for additional Medicare rebate amounts of an extra 80% of the out-of-pocket portion of medical expenses, in addition to the original benefit. Individuals are not required to register, however, couples and families are.
For more information on the safety net, or to register, please visit: www.medicareaustralia.gov.au. You can also register by calling 132 011 or visiting a Medicare Office. You can also ask our friendly staff for an information brochure at your next visit.