Medicinal Cannabis claims from HCi

Dec 6, 2022Community, HCi news

We are pleased to announce that we are improving HCi’s pharmacy benefits in response to member feedback.

Effective from 1 January 2023, HCi will be extending our HCi-approved pharmacy list to include certain medicinal cannabis prescriptions.  Cover will be provided to HCi members with eligible extras cover, under existing policy limits and sub-limits, and in accordance with any current applicable waiting periods.  A 12 month waiting period applies before claims for medicinal cannabis can be paid to you.

You’ll be able to claim up to $100 per script* for your medicinal cannabis prescription, after a PBS equivalent co-payment (currently $42.50 and reducing to $30 on 1 January 2023).  Note that you may be required to provide a letter from your treating medical practitioner indicating the medical condition requiring treatment.  You may also have to provide evidence of your specific TGA approval.

You can also read more about how HCi handles pharmacy claims in our factsheet.

If you have any other queries about medicinal cannabis claims, or any other questions about your private health cover, please contact your friendly HCi team on 1800 804 950 or via email at en*******@hc****.au.


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Michelle Wade
Chief Executive Officer


* Subject to existing maximum policy limits and sub-limits for your extras cover type