Quitting smoking for World No Tobacco Day 2017?
Find out if your health fund covers quit smoking programs or nicotine replacement therapy.
It's 31 May 2017, which means it is World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) and in the spirit of WNTD, we thought we would look at how your health fund might be able to help you quit smoking in 2017.
If you have extras cover as part of your private health insurance, you may be able to claim for several services and benefits that are designed to help you with smoking cessation.
The first benefit you may be able to claim is for quit smoking programs. While the quit smoking courses covered vary from fund to fund, programs you might be able to find cover for include:
- Allen Carr's Easyway
- UIT Foundation
You may also be able to claim for nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) devices, such as:
Below is a table with some of the benefits you may be able to claim from 30+ Australian health funds, depending on your extras policy.
|ACA Health Benefits Fund|
|ahm Health Insurance|
|Australian Unity Health|
|CBHS Health Fund|
|CDH Benefits Fund|
|Doctors Health Fund|
|Frank Health Insurance|
|GU Corporate Health|
|Health Care Insurance|
|Latrobe Health Services|
|Mildura Health Fund|
|Queensland Country Health|
|Teachers Health Fund|
Depending on your health fund and your extras benefits, you may be able to claim for other services, such as hypnotherapy, which is often covered under the broader health programs section of your policy.
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