Is there a health rebate you’re not claiming?


If you are a member of one of Australia’s many Health Insurance Funds, you may just be eligible for a rebate on the cost of your yoga classes. I am a registered teacher with Yoga Australia, which is the peak body for yoga teachers nationwide, and which over the past several years has forged alliances with most of the major health funds in the country.

Over the past several years, yoga has become an accepted part of the Australian health-care system and growing numbers of health insurance funds are now paying benefits for attendance at yoga classes. The list of health funds that are currently offering rebates for yoga classes taught by Yoga Australia registered teachers is growing. Below are the ones that I currently know of:

  • Australian Health Management;
  • Australian Unity Health;
  • BUPA Australia Pty Ltd (incorporating MBF, SGIC, and Mutual Community)
  • CBHS Health Fund
  • Grand United Corporation Health
  • HBF
  • HCF
  • Healthguard Health Benefits (as GMF Health)
  • NIB
  • Teachers Union Health
  • Teachers Health Fund
  • Transport Health Fund
  • Westfund

Each of the funds listed above has its own criteria in terms of what benefits they will pay and what evidence needs to be submitted in order to process a claim, so make sure you enquire of your health insurance fund today. In most cases it will be necessary for me to issue you with a receipt for your yoga class purchase, along with my registration number.

If it’s available to you, you might as well be taking advantage of some savings while receiving the wonderful benefits of regular attendance at yoga class! More details at Yoga Australia website.

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