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Health Fund Rebates for Yoga Services

Natural Therapies cut From Private Health Cover - What you need to know

The information on this page are intended for RYTs and Yoga Students general information purposes only. Yoga Alliance-International provides information on, and on the availability of, schemes and services provided by third party. It is not responsible for the schemes or services, nor for the way in which such schemes or services may be operated and administered in practice.

From 1 April 2019, the following natural therapies will be excluded from the definition of private health insurance general treatment and will no longer receive the private health insurance rebate as part of a general treatment policy: Alexander technique, aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, Western herbalism, Homeopathy, Iridology, Kinesiology, Naturopathy, Pilates, Reflexology, Rolfing, Shiatsu, Tai Chi, and Yoga.

Rules have been made to exclude these natural therapies from the definition of general treatment under section 121-10 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007. Insurers will then not be able to offer benefits for these therapies as part of a complying health insurance policy, continue reading: Australian Government/Department of Health

List of Health Funds Offering Rebates for Yoga Classes until 1 April 2019

From 1 April 2019, it is highly recommended that Yoga Teachers encourage their students to check out whether private health insurers would still be able to provide natural therapies when they did not attract a government rebate

Australian Health Fund (AHM)* www.ahm.com.au 13 42 46

Members of AHM must submit the Health Management/Living Well Form obtained through their medical provider.

*Yoga Teacher must issue an itemised Invoice to the client withYoga Alliance registered teacher membership no.

Australian Unity www.australianunity.com.au 13 29 39

Members of AU must submit the Health Management/Living Well Form obtained from their medical provider.  

*Yoga Teacher must issue an itemised Invoice to the student withYoga Alliance registered teacher membership no.

Bupa Australia www.bupa.com.au 13 41 35

Members of  BUPA must submit  the Health Management/Living Well Form obtained from their medical provider.

*Yoga Teacher must issue an itemised Invoice to the client withYoga Alliance registered teacher membership no.

CBHS Health Fund www.cbhs.com.au 1300 654 123

Members  of  CBHS must submit the Health Management/Living Well Form obtained from their medical provider.

*Yoga Teacher must issue an itemised Invoice to the client withYoga Alliance registered teacher membership no.

NIB Health Funds Ltd www.nib.com.au 13 14 63

Following the November 2017 review of the Australian Government Rebate on Private Health Insurance for 17 natural therapies (yoga included) which may be stripped of the partial subsidy consumers received through the government's private health insurance rebate, NIB informed Yoga Alliance that until a final decision from the government is been made, they will not take new boarders on board.

Teachers Health Fund www.teachershealth.com.au 1300 727 538

*Yoga Teacher must provide THF with copy of Yoga Alliance RYT membership certificate and issue an itemised Invoice to the client withYoga Alliance registered teacher membership no.

Teachers Union Health www.tuh.com.au 1300 360 701

Members of TUH  must submit the Health Management/Living Well Form obtained from their medical provider. 

*Yoga Teacher must provide TUH with copy of Yoga Alliance RYT membership certificate and issue an itemised Invoice to the client withYoga Alliance registered teacher membership no.

Transport Health Fund www.transporthealth.com.au 1300 806 808

Members of TUF must submit the Health Management/Living Well Form obtained from their medical provider. 

*Yoga Teacher must issue an itemised Invoice to the client withYoga Alliance registered teacher membership no.

Westfund www.westfund.com.au 1300 552 132

*Yoga Teacher must provide Westfund with copy of Yoga Alliance RYT membership certificate, indemnity insurance, current first aid and CPR certificate and issue an itemised Invoice to the client withYoga Alliance registered teacher membership no.


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