Almost half of men in Australia have no hospital cover. But are they missing out?

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Hey, men! Despite the prevalence of prostate cancer and heart disease we see in Australia, only 53% of us have hospital cover, and 57% of us have access to some form of private health insurance. What about the rest of us?

If you’re putting off health insurance, it’s time to rethink a few things. First, what would you do if you faced an illness or injury that Medicare does not deem an emergency, despite the pain, suffering or discomfort you’re in? Appropriate health cover allows us to:

  • Skip long public hospital waiting lists and receive surgery and treatment as a private patient in a public or private hospital

  • Choose our own doctor for in-hospital treatment, whether that be a physician who specialises in treating men’s health issues or simply a doctor you know and trust

  • Support weight management, gym memberships, diet, mental health and more

So, it’s clear that the savings can add up—but is the premium worth the benefit? That depends on whether you have the right cover for your needs. And if price is putting you off, let Health Insurance Comparison make affordable, great-value cover a reality.

The Australian-based service, awarded by Word of Mouth for excellent customer service 7 years in a row, makes it easy to find great value cover for your unique health needs and budget, so that you can decide whether the benefits are worthwhile for you. It takes just 15 minutes to receive your free quotes.

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Compare and Save:

Step 1: Select your current life stage below.
Step 2: Once you select your preferred coverage options, you will have the opportunity to compare quotes from multiple health funds.

What’s in it for men?

Health insurance has a lot to offer in the way of men’s health, including assistance available for things like prostate health, testicular health, and reproduction assistance. You can speak to a qualified health insurance adviser to ensure your policy covers everything you need, minus any unnecessary services you’ve grown out of. Health Insurance Comparison sees a lot of men paying for things they never use or knew they had!
 

Other health screenings men should stay on top of, especially as they age, include:

  • Dental exams, skin checks
  • Testicular cancer screening
  • Depression screening
  • Cholesterol screening
  • Obesity check
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Prostate cancer check
  • Diabetes screening
  • Colon cancer screening
  • And more…

A good health insurance policy that considers your unique lifestyle ensures you’re getting the most assistance for your health needs in a timely manner. No more waiting months for a hernia surgery or other elective surgery. Remember, no matter how much pain or discomfort you’re in, if Medicare deems your surgery “elective” you’ll likely be stuck on a public hospital waiting list, potentially for months or longer.

We see premium increases year on year, and young men in particular might feel as though taking out a policy just isn’t worth it.

The dedicated team of advisers at Health Insurance Comparison work tirelessly to ensure you’re getting appropriate and competitively priced health insurance policies for you and your lifestyle, chosen from their panel of leading Australian health insurers.

Since launching our service, we’ve helped over 20,000 Aussies find the right health insurance policy, and save money in the process.


https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/life-expectancy-death/deaths-in-australia/contents/life-expectancy

[7] https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/heart-stroke-vascular-disease/cardiovascular-health-compendium/contents/how-many-australians-have-cardiovascular-disease

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This article is opinion only and should not be taken as medical or financial advice. Check with a financial professional before making any decisions.

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