Medicare Safety Net

An additional refund of 80% of the gap is payable to you by Medicare once you reach the Medicare Safety Net.

If you see a doctor often, or have tests regularly, your medical costs could be high. Visiting a doctor or having tests may cost you less once you reach a Medicare Safety Net threshold.

Once you reach the relevant threshold, the Medicare Safety Net may provide a higher Medicare benefit for all eligible services for the rest of the calendar year. This may mean that visits to your doctor or having tests could cost you less. For example, once you reach the relevant threshold, you still pay the same amount upfront to your doctor, however you may receive a higher Medicare benefit, making your out of pocket expenses much less.

You can find out more about the Medicare Safety Net at

  • Medicare
  • Impress
  • myGov
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