Private health insurers are becoming increasingly “Pilates friendly” and recognising high-quality Pilates providers. The following information will help you determine whether you are eligible to claim your Pilates back through private health, and provide some guidance as to the best steps to follow.
Steps to apply for a rebate:
- Consult the Private Health Fund table below.
- If your health fund is listed and you have the appropriate policy inclusions, contact us at HQ and we will prepare a receipt for you to present to your fund.
- If your fund is not listed, contact your fund directly to inquire about eligibility. Ensure they understand you are being instructed by a Pilates Instructor and not a Physiotherapist, as the two are listed differently. Our Instructors are nationally accredited and members of the industry peak body, Pilates Alliance Australasia (PAA).
We recommend being persistent with your fund as they will often recognise Pilates as a provider stream, however, their employees can be a little in the dark on the details.
|Fund||Contact Number||Policy for
|SGIO||133 233||Extras Cover||Receipt(s) only, no provider number required.|
|GMF Health||1300 653 098||Natural Therapy||Receipt(s) only. GMF provider number is included for location.|
|AHM||13 42 46||Health Improvement
|Receipt(s) only, no provider number required.|
|HBF||133 423||Wellness Cover||Receipt(s) only. HBF provider number is included for location.|
|Teachers Health Fund||1300 728 188||Health Lifestyle||Provide a THF referral form to your specialist for a Pilates health management referral. This is then processed by MBF along with your Pilates receipt(s).|
|CBHS||1300 654 123||All Extras Cover||Provide a CBHS referral form to your specialist for a Pilates health management referral. This is then processed by MBF along with your Pilates receipt(s).|
|HIF||1300 13 40 60||Healthy Lifestyle Cover||Receipt(s) only, no provider number required.|
|Australian Unity Ltd||13 29 39||Health Management||Referral from your health practitioner only. No provider number required.|
|HCF||13 13 34||Health Management||Exercise gym authorisation form referral from your GP. This is then processed by HCF along with your Pilates receipt(s).|
|NIB||13 16 42||Healthier Lifestyle Benefit||Receipt(s) listing the Instructor(s) leading your sessions.|