End of financial year information
Frequently asked questions
Since the 2019 Australian Government private health insurance reforms, statements are no longer sent to members. Instead, the same information is sent directly to the ATO to be pre-filled in your tax return when lodging online or through a registered tax agent.
A copy of your Tax Statement will be available in member area by 1 August 2023. We’ll send you an SMS as soon as it's available. Please make sure your mobile number is up to date in your member area so we can keep you in the loop.
Please fill out our contact form if you need to request a copy.
If you have held health cover this financial year, you will have a private health insurance tax statement.
The ATO requires health funds to produce Tax Statements for each adult on a health insurance policy. It is important to note that a dependant over 18 is not considered an adult. If your family situation has changed within the financial year, each adult that was listed on the membership during the year will be able to access an individual statement.
No longer a GMHBA member?
If you have terminated your GMHBA private health insurance in this financial year, you will still be issued a tax statement if you held hospital cover during the financial year and you paid a premium towards this.
You don’t need to do anything, as we will send your private health insurance statement information directly to the ATO to be pre-filled. If you would still like a statement copy, it will be available to download from your member area by 1 August 2023 (you still have access to this). When logging into the member area, make sure you use the email address associated with your GMHBA account. If you need help, see: GMHBA Member Area - Get Help In Accessing Your Account
Dependent children do not get their own statement because they cannot claim the rebate. As a dependent child, you may need to complete the private health insurance policy detail section of your tax return to ensure you are not charged the Medicare Levy Surcharge (if your income is above the threshold). To complete the private health insurance section of your tax return, you will need to obtain a statement from one of the adults covered on your policy.
Your Tax Statement will only show the payments we received during the last financial year. If you paid for all, or most, of your premiums prior to 30 June this amount will not show on this Tax Statement.
At the bottom of your Tax Statement there are three boxes:
- total payments for the policy
- total Australian Government rebate received by the fund
- total cost of policy.
For some members these figures may not add up. This could be because you have Lifetime Health Cover (LHC) loading on your policy and the rebate is not applied to the LHC loading portion of your premium. More information is available about LHC if you need it.
If your product includes access to the AIA Vitality program, the Australian Government Rebate does not apply to all your premium. The rebate can only be applied to the portion of your insurance that is considered a compliant health insurance product as determined by the Private Health Insurance Act 2007.
There are two rows of information because of the way the private health insurance rebate is calculated.
On 1 April each year, your rebate percentage is adjusted by the Australian Government. One row of information on your statement will be for the premiums paid and rebate received before 1 April, and the other row will be for premiums paid and rebate received from 1 April.
Each row will have a different benefit code.
The LHC loading is an Australian Government initiative to encourage people to take out hospital cover earlier in life. For every year that you are aged over 30 and do not have eligible hospital cover, you incur a 2% loading on top of your base premium.
If you pay a loading, this information would have been communicated directly to you in your premium change notification. You won't receive a seperate statement.
More information is available about LHC if you need it.
Your CAE is based on the age you were on 1 July prior to you first taking out hospital cover. This is used to calculate your LHC loading.
This is any time that you have not held hospital cover within the financial year. This could be due to joining part way through the year, change of cover, suspending your cover, or the cancellation of your membership.
Your Tax Statement has been amended as one of the following changes have been made to your membership since your previous Tax Statement was issued in the member area.
Refunds – If a refund was made on or after 1 July for premiums received on or prior to 30 June.
Dishonour of premiums – If a dishonour of premium receipt was processed on or after 1 July, for a payment that was received initially on or prior to 30 June.
Disbursing a receipt – If a receipt received in the previous financial year is reversed and disbursed (transferred) to another membership.
Backdated membership cancellation – If a cancellation of a policy was processed on or after 1 July, where the cancellation effective date was on or prior to 30 June.
Backdated person changes – If a person termination or addition was processed on or after 1 July, where the effective date was on or prior to 30 June.
Backdated plan change where hospital cover was dropped or added – If a plan change involving removal of hospital cover was made on or after 1 July, where the effective date of the change is on or prior to 30 June.
For more information regarding your Tax Statement, we recommend that you:
- contact your tax professional
- call the ATO on 13 28 61 or visit the ATO website.
Your Private Health Insurance Statement shows:
- Premiums you have paid to GMHBA during the financial year that are eligible for the Australian Government Rebate.
- Amount of rebate that you received during the financial year
- Number of days you held an approved level of Private Hospital cover during the financial year (Label A on your statement). This will help you see if you have to pay an extra Medicare Levy Surcharge.
- If you are the policyholder, your statement will include the details of any other adults who were on your policy at any point during the financial year (called ‘other adult beneficiaries’). If you were covered on another policy (a partner, for example), then their details will also be on your statement.
For more information on how to read your private health insurance statement, see this ATO guide: Your private health insurance statement | Australian Taxation Office (ato.gov.au)
If you need help understanding your tax statement, please review this sample.
Pre-fill data is a wonderful way to avoid collecting a variety of tax statements every year. GMHBA lodges the statement data with the ATO as soon as possible each year, by mid-July at the latest.
It then sits with the ATO to add the data to each individual tax account as pre-fill information. It can sometimes take up to the end of July for the pre-fill data to populate in your tax return. For this reason, if you can, waiting until August to do your tax return can save you the hassle of collecting all of your tax statements and entering them manually.
GMHBA will send you an SMS by 1 August 2023 to let you know when a copy of your tax statement is available for download in the member area, in case you still need it.