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
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.
For weight management program claims please ask your instructor or referring GP to complete HIF's health management form and return a copy to us along with your membership invoice when submitting your claim.
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.
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.
- First, download our Health Management Program Form
- Fill in the bit at the top yourself
- Ask your gym or health program provider to complete the rest
- Then, simply make your Extras claim and send us your paid tax invoice with a completed HIF claim form and your supporting health management program form. You can claim by any of these methods.
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.