Extras cover that’s about prevention, as well as cure.
With Healthy Lifestyle Benefits, you can claim a benefit to help you stay healthy – a benefit you can spend on your choice of HIF-recognised health management-related programs, memberships, activities or assessments. These include:
Weight management programs
To submit a claim for any of the following weight management programs, please ask your fitness instructor or referring GP to complete HIF's health management form and return a copy to us along with your relevant invoice(s) and a completed HIF Extras Claim Form.
Please note: Benefits are not available for optional materials such as shakers or foodstuffs. Benefits are payable on weight-loss programs when undertaken in person. Benefits are not payable on online program purchases, with the exception of Michelle Bridges 12 WBT and Susie Burrell’s Shape Me.
Gym membership: You can claim a Healthy Lifestyle Benefit on gym membership as long as your gym is approved by HIF and you provide evidence that the membership forms part of a personal health management plan. To do so, please ask your personal trainer or referring GP to complete HIF's health management form and return a copy to us along with your gym membership invoice and a completed HIF Extras Claim Form.
Yoga and pilates: You can claim a Healthy Lifestyle Benefit on yoga and pilates classes undertaken as part of a health management program at a gym or with an instructor who is currently approved by HIF.
Exercise physiologists: Any qualified exercise physiologist with a Medicare provider number
Skin cancer screenings: Any HIF-recognised provider (benefits are not available where the service is eligible for a Medicare rebate)
Health assessments: Revive Clinic
How much can I claim?
Your annual benefit limit depends on your level of Extras cover. Here’s how it works:
Already have HIF Extras cover? Great, you can claim today.
Where’s the catch?
There isn’t one. It’s simply a money-in-your-pocket benefit, available as part of our Saver, Special, Super or Premium Options Extras Cover*.
Not an HIF member yet? No problem.
Joining or switching to HIF from another health fund is easy (we’ll even take care of the paperwork for you). Then, once you’re a member, you can claim your Healthy Lifestyle Benefits immediately. Check out our range of Extras cover options , starting from just 66c a day^. Alternatively, find the best combination of Hospital and Extras cover for your lifestyle and budget – it takes five minutes with our easy-to-use product selector .
*Healthy Lifestyle Benefits are not payable for policyholders with Vital Options Extras Cover. To receive a benefit on Healthy Lifestyle services, please upgrade your Extras cover to Saver Options.
^ Please note: The daily pricing (above) is based on a single Saver Options policy in WA paid by direct debit on an annual basis after deducting a 26.791% Federal Government Rebate and a 4% annual discount. Depending on your current household income, the rebate you can claim may be reduced. This pricing is correct as of 1 April 2016.
HIF recommends you consult with your health care professional to ensure that you are aware of your current health and any restrictions that are appropriate for you.