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    Our history

    • February 1954

      NSW Teachers Federation Health Society is established by a group of teachers from the NSW Teachers Federation. The foundation membership was 2,600. Some foundation members are still with us today. The society is located at Phillip Street, Sydney.

       
    • November 1993

      Teachers Eyecare Centre opens in Bathurst Street, Sydney.

       
    • January 1998

      Teachers Eyecare opens in Parramatta, catering to members in Western Sydney.

       
    • 1999

      Teachers Federation Health Society and Eyecare moves to Day Street, Sydney.

       
    • 2001

      N.S.W Teachers Federation Health Society is incorporated as a not-for-profit mutual and now known as Teachers Federation Health Ltd.

       
    • February 2004

      Teachers Health Fund celebrates 50 years of caring for teachers.

       
    • May 2006

      Teachers Federation Health and Eyecare relocates to its current location at 35 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills.

       
    • September 2007

      Teachers Eyecare opens on Swanston Street, Melbourne.

       
    • December 2007

      Teachers Eyecare in Parramatta relocates to new premises on Macquarie Street, with the addition of Teachers Dental.

       
    • May 2009

      Teachers Eyecare in Hamilton opens to service our members in the Newcastle/Hunter region.

       
    • April 2010

      Teachers Dental in Surry Hills opens, and renovations to the Member Contact Centre and Teachers Eyecare are completed.

       
    • August 2010

      As a broader health cover initiative Teachers Health Fund launches HealthMeasures – an online health management tool for members.

       
    • January 2011

      Teachers Health Fund celebrates reaching 100,000 members

       
    • March 2011

      Teachers Health Fund is acknowledged by the Australian Government’s Equal Opportunity for Women in Workplace Agency as being an Employer of Choice for Women.

       
    • March 2012

      Teachers Health Fund is acknowledged for the second year in a row by the Australian Government’s Equal Opportunity for Women in Workplace Agency as being an Employer of Choice for Women.

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    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.

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    ≤$88,001-102,000
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    ≤$102,001-136,000
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    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