The Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) applies to higher income earners that don't hold hospital cover. The surcharge is designed to encourage people to take out hospital cover and reduce the demand on the public health care system.
If you don't have a hospital cover and have an income above the ATO's threshold, you may pay between 1% and 1.5% of your income as the Medicare Levy Surcharge. This is in addition to the standard 2% Medicare levy.
All of our hospital covers exempt you from paying the surcharge.
Find out more about the Medicare Levy Surcharge, including details on the income thresholds and surcharge percentages.