TSS Visa Health Insurance Requirements
Learn about your health insurance requirements as a holder of a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa. AIS Migration are professional migration agents here to assist you in your visa application process. We tailor information to your needs to ensure you meet all the obligations of your visa and your application process goes smoothly and efficiently.
With the TSS visa, applicants don’t need to show their adequate health cover when applying. They are, however, responsible for their own medical costs during their stay in Australia and are required to obtain adequate health cover for their intended stay period once they arrive in Australia. Alternatively, they can enrol in Medicare if eligible (see below).
What is ‘Adequate Health Cover’?
The Department of Home Affairs states that the cover should, as a minimum, have benefits equivalent to:
- Public hospital treatment in an Australian State/Territory
- Surgically implanted prosthetics
- Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listed drugs
- Medical services; and
- Ambulance services