Claim your extras benefits at a HICAPS terminal using the ahm app and a tap of your Android phone.
This feature is available for ahm members with extras cover, using the ahm app on an Android phone with the following:
- Android 6.0+ (not available for iPhone)
- NFC (tap-to-pay) capabilities enabled
- Version 6.0.0 of the ahm app or later
Set up your Android Phone to claim extras at HICAPS
To begin, enable NFC (Near Field Communication) on your Android phone:
- Tap on settings
- Click connections
- Turn NFC and payment on
Next, log in to the ahm app on your Android phone.
Open the digital card from the home screen of the app using the button in the top right.
When the card is open you're ready to claim.
How to claim
- Ask the provider to activate the HICAPS terminal so that it displays ‘Swipe, insert or tap your card’:
- Make sure no amount or '$0.00' is displayed on the HICAPS device before tapping. If an amount has already been entered before tapping, this may charge to your default NFC payment method
- Open the ahm app on your Android phone, showing your ahm digital card. See image above.
- Hold your phone to the HICAPS terminal for a few moments until the terminal progresses to a new screen. Your phone will also vibrate and say 'tap successful'.
- The provider will ask you to confirm the 'Patient ID' of the member making the claim - which is the number shown next to the policy member's name.
When will the digital card be available for iPhone?
At this time the digital card feature can not be supported on iPhones. We will update this article in the future when this feature becomes available.
Can I use the digital card as soon as I join?
If you've just joined ahm you will need to wait until the next business day to be able to access the ahm digital card.
The HICAPS terminal didn't register my 'tap'
Make sure the HICAPS terminal you are presented is active.
It should display some text saying ‘Swipe, Insert or Tap card’ like this.
Make sure you have the digital card open in the ahm app and NFC is enabled on
your Android phone. (See how to set this up above.)
I can't open my digital card in the ahm app
If you can’t see your ahm digital card in the ahm app, the most likely reason is you do not have ahm extras cover as part of your policy, or your Android phone does not have the necessary NFC capabilities to use this feature (See ‘System requirements’ above).
You may also need to update your Android ahm app to the latest version.
If you are using an iPhone the digital card is not available at this time.
I got an error or rejection message from the HICAPS machine using my ahm digital card
If this happens, please check the following in your ahm app:
- Check you are covered for the extras service you are claiming for and;
- You have not exceeded any of your annual limits on this extras service and;
- You have served any applicable waiting periods before you can claim.
It’s always best to check your annual limits on your extras services before you
claim on them. You can view your remaining annual limits on the main screen of the ahm app.
If your claim has not been rejected for these reasons, please keep a copy of the failed claim receipt, or note the HICAPS error code, and email the details to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may assist with your claim.
For help or more information on any of this, chat with us or call 134 246 weekdays, 8am – 7pm (AEST/AEDT)