Second Tier Default Benefit Eligibility

Changes to Second Tier Administrative Arrangements

A new version of the Administrative Arrangements for the Second Tier Default Benefits for Overnight and Day Only Treatment has been published by the Department of Health.  This document and associated materials can be found here.

The current STAC approved list of second tier facilities can be found in 2018 Private Health Insurance (PHI) Circular 55/18 dated 20 September 2018, which is available here.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES TO THE SECOND TIER APPLICATION PROCESS: All applications should be submitted to the Second Tier Advisory Committee (STAC) secretariat via the Second Tier Portal.

An updated version of the Sample Application reflecting these changes is located below:

Please note: all applications must be accompanied by a completed Application Form & Tax Invoice available below:

Proposed STAC dates for 2018 (please note: these dates may be subject to change):

  • Friday, 9 February 2018, cut-off date for Applications: Friday, 19 January 2018
  • Friday, 11 May 2018, cut-off date for Applications: Friday, 13 April 2018
  • Friday, 10 August 2018, cut-off date for Applications: Friday, 20 July 2018
  • Friday, 9 November 2018, cut-off date for Applications: Friday, 19 October 2018