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Heart program

The Healthy Weight for Life Heart program is designed to help Teachers Health Fund members with, or at risk of, heart disease lose weight, improve their health and learn the lifestyle skills that will help them stay in control of their weight for life.

It also aims to reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and prevent or delay heart complications.

What will the program provide?

The Healthy Weight for Life Heart program is available at no additional cost to eligible members.

The program is a structured 18 week, 3 phase weight loss action plan designed to help people lose weight AND teach them the lifestyle skills they need to control their weight for life. It does not however, replace the advice given by your own healthcare professional or medical practitioner. You should consult your doctor for specialist medical advice.

It combines:

  • a very low calorie diet meal replacement kit
  • a portion control eating system and tools to help you make these changes
  • online resources and coaching
  • telephone-based support.

The program will offer the following components:

  • Enrolment and registration
  • Provision of kits for the duration of the program
  • Goal-setting action plans
  • Web based monitoring, education and coaching

Am I eligible?

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Membership Type

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Tell us a little about yourself and your partner to get started:

Tell us a little about yourself, your partner and family to get started:

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Your Cover

Select your desired level of cover:

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Your Rebate

All Australian residents, who are entitled to Medicare, are able to claim an income tested rebate on their private health insurance; would you like to apply your rebate?

For individuals earning between $88,001 - $102,000 (or $176,001 - $204,000 for families*).
*For families with children, the thresholds are increased by $1,500 for each child after the first.

How rebate tiers workX

Most Australians with private health insurance currently receive a rebate from the Australian Government to help cover the cost of their premiums. The private health insurance rebate is income tested. The table below details the different rebate amounts and Medicare Levy Surcharge levels.

The rebate applies to hospital, general treatment and ambulance policies. It does not apply to overseas visitors cover. The rebate levels applicable for 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 are:

Singles
Families
≤$88,000
≤$176,000
≤$88,001-102,000
≤$176,001-204,000
≤$102,001-136,000
≤$204,001-272,000
≤$136,001
≤$272,001
Rebate
< Age 6530%20%10%0%
Age 65-6935%25%15%0%
Age 70+40%30%20%0%

Single parents and couples (including de facto couples) are subject to family tiers. For families with children, the thresholds are increased by $1,500 for each child after the first. http://www.privatehealth.gov.au/healthinsurance/incentivessurcharges/insurancerebate.htm