INCOME TAX ASSESSMENT ACT 1936

PART VIII - MISCELLANEOUS  

SECTION 264BB   COMMISSIONER MAY REQUIRE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURERS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION  

264BB(1)  


The Commissioner may, by notice in writing, require a private health insurer to provide information relevant to the operation of this Act about each person who is covered at any time during a financial year specified in the notice by a complying health insurance policy issued by the insurer or who paid premiums under such a policy.

264BB(2)  


The information that the Commissioner may require the private health insurer to provide includes the following:


(a) the name, address and date of birth of each person mentioned in subsection (1);


(b) the membership number of the policy;


(c) the name, address and date of birth of any spouse of a person covered by the policy (other than a spouse permanently living separately and apart from the person);


(d) whether the policy covers hospital treatment, general treatment or both;


(e) the date on which the policy was issued;


(f) whether the policy has terminated or been suspended, and, if it has, the date on which it terminated or was suspended;


(g) the amount of the premium payable under the policy;


(ga) whether the premium has been reduced under section 23-1 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 , and if so, the amount of the reduction;


(gb) the name, address and date of birth of a participant (within the meaning of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 ) in the premiums reduction scheme (within the meaning of that Act) in respect of the policy;


(gc) whether the premium has been increased in accordance with Division 34 of the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 , and if so, the amount of the increase;


(h) the period to which the premium relates;


(i) any increase or decrease in the premium;


(j) whether a payment in respect of a premium that was due within a period specified by the Commissioner was not paid.

264BB(3)  
The information required by a notice under subsection (1) is to be provided:


(a) in a form (including an electronic form) approved by the Commissioner; and


(b) within the period specified in the notice.

264BB(4)   [Interpretation]  

In this section, the following terms have the same meanings as in the Private Health Insurance Act 2007 :


          complying health insurance policy
          general treatment
          hospital treatment
          private health insurer


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