Private Health Insurance Top Tips & Buying Guides

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Guide to Family Health Insurance & Private Health Cover

Whether you have kids or you’re thinking about starting a family, chances are you’ve got a lot on your plate.........

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Private Health Insurance for Single Parents

Being a single parent often comes with a tight budget. Given that 90% of Australian single mothers say they’re concern......

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What is the best health insurance for singles?

Are you looking to find how to get the best health insurance for young singles? Well, you’ve come to the.........

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Private Health Insurance Tips: Young Singles Cover

Choosing a health insurance plan is really simple for those who are young and single because their main health concern........

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Ambulance at an Australian beach: ambulance cover in Australia

How to get ambulance cover in New South Wales

The cost of an ambulance trip across Australia differs depending on which state you live in. New South Wales residents........

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What is the Youth Discount for Private Health Insurance?

Australians aged from 18 to 29 can now be eligible to receive a discount of up to 10% off of.........

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Can You Switch Health Insurance Cover When Pregnant?

Pregnancy comes with a number of first-time decisions. Your head is probably swimming with car seats, cots, prams, and n......

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Health insurance for pregnancy, obstetrics and birth

Planning to have a baby can be incredibly exciting, but there’s a lot to think about: your health during pregnancy,.........

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Private Health vs Public: Pregnancy & Birth Costs Australia

Starting a family in Australia raises one very important question: will you go through the public healthcare system or o......

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Happy family on a bed

Guide to Family Health Insurance & Private Health Cover

Whether you have kids or you’re thinking about starting a family, chances are you’ve got a lot on your plate.........

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Can My Child be Covered by My Private Health Insurance?

The time when your kids leave home can often bring about feelings of both excitement and anxiety. You may be.........

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Do pensioners and senior Australians need health insurance?

Health insurance for older Australians is often a necessary expense. Sometimes it might even be the only practical optio......

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Best Private Health Insurance For Over 50 Year Olds

Taking care of our bodies through proper nutrition and exercise is the best strategy to ward off health issues, and.........

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Private Health Cover for Men in Australia Explained

Finding the cheapest healthcare plan might seem like a good way to save some money, but it can end up.........

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Compare Medicare vs. Private Health Insurance for IVF

For couples trying to conceive, working through issues of infertility can be frustrating, stressful, and heartbreaking. ......

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Health insurance for couples

Taking out a joint health insurance policy with your partner can make a lot of sense. It’s convenient and sometimes.........

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Why should you get private health insurance before 31?

Before you turn 30, private health insurance is more of a benefit than a necessity. For 30 year olds, however,.........

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Best Private Health Insurance for Newly Married Couples

Getting married is a huge milestone in any couple’s life. It’s a time to talk about joint finances and future.........

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Kids left home? Empty Nester Health Insurance Cover

Choosing the right type health cover is an important decision for anyone. When obtaining insurance, it is key to conside......

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Turning 31? How to Save on Your Private Health Cover

Entering your thirtieth year can mark a major milestone in the progress of a lifetime. In Australia, reaching that mark.......

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Heart Disease & Cardiac Specialist Health Insurance

The heart is one of the most important organs in the human body. It is responsible for so many functions.........

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By Cover Type

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Does Health Insurance Cover Natural and Alternative Therapies?

While medical science is advancing rapidly, many people still seek the same treatments as our ancestors. We call these p......

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Health Insurance Comparison is a comparison business focused on all things relevant to Australian Health Insurance.  Th......

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Does My Health Insurance Cover Gym Membership?

Getting to the gym and working up a sweat is something most of us aspire to. But not all of.........

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Is Laser Eye Surgery covered by Private Health Insurance?

Laser eye surgery can drastically improve vision and relieve the day-to-day hassle of wearing glasses or contact lenses.......

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Does Private Health Cover Reconstructive Surgery?

Key Points Plastic surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures – many of which are cosmetic. Health funds usual......

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What are the changes to private health insurance in 2020?

2019 and 2020 are big years for private health insurance, because the long-discussed reforms will come into effect. But ......

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Gold Tier – Health Insurance Cover & Reforms Guide

Australian health insurance becomes more expensive every year, but that doesn’t mean the benefits are going up. There ......

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Silver Tier – Health Insurance Cover & Reforms Guide

Silver hospital coverage is one of the four tiers of hospital cover introduced by the federal government in 2019, aimed.......

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Bronze Tier – Health Insurance Cover & Reforms Guide

Bronze tier hospital cover was introduced on 1 April 2019, as part of a general overhaul to simplify Australia’s h......

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Basic Tier – Health Insurance Cover & Reforms Guide

In an effort to make the health insurance industry easier for everyday Australians to navigate, the federal government i......

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Your Guide to Hospital Cover in Australia

Medicare is fantastic for those who can’t afford or do not choose to purchase private health cover. In saying this,.........

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Does Optical Private Health Insurance Cover Eye Exams?

If you need glasses, you’ll know how expensive a new set of frames can be! Especially if you have a.........

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Guide to Family Health Insurance & Private Health Cover

Whether you have kids or you’re thinking about starting a family, chances are you’ve got a lot on your plate.........

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Does Private Health Insurance cover Cosmetic Surgery Procedures?

Thinking of undergoing cosmetic surgery? You may be wondering whether you’ll receive financial assistance from your he......

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Best Private Health Cover for Athletes & Sports Players

Are you an avid sports player?  Do you consider yourself an athlete? If so, odds are you have at least.........

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Public vs Private Healthcare: Advantages & Disadvantages

Thinking about private health insurance but not sure where to start? Can you get by with Medicare or do you.........

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4 Treatments Your Family Needs on Their Health Cover

Deciding what to include in your health insurance cover can be very confusing and many families simply don’t know how.......

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Compare Medicare vs. Private Health Insurance for IVF

For couples trying to conceive, working through issues of infertility can be frustrating, stressful, and heartbreaking. ......

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How Does Health Insurance Extras Cover Work?

Extras cover, which is also known as general or ancillary cover, provides cover for the routine treatments that Aussies ......

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Overseas Visitor Health Cover: Students, 457 & 485 Visas

Although Australia has a Medicare system to provide universal healthcare for residents, visitors are not always eligible......

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A guide to private health insurance and orthodontics

If you’ve ever looked into the cost of getting braces or teeth straightened, the shock of the cost can be.........

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Ambulance at an Australian beach: ambulance cover in Australia

A state-by-state guide to Ambulance Cover in Australia

The cost of ambulance services varies across Australia. For example, South Australia doesn’t offer any concessions......

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Your complete guide to private hospital cover

By its name alone, you probably have a good idea about what hospital cover is all about. But to get.........

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Guide to Dental Health Cover & Insurance in Australia

Medicare covers a wide range of medical procedures for Australians, but the biggest blind spot comes in the area of.........

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Hospital Cover, Extras Cover, Or Combined Cover? Know Your Needs!

In Australia, we are fortunate enough to have an extremely efficient public health care system in the form of Medicare........

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Medicare vs Private Health Cover for Cancer Treatment

Cancer affects people all over the world, and Australia is no different. Cancer has likely touched your life in one.........

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Does Health Insurance Cover Natural and Alternative Therapies?

While medical science is advancing rapidly, many people still seek the same treatments as our ancestors. We call these p......

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By State

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Guide to Private Health Insurance in New South Wales

Health insurance can be confusing. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you navigate the world of health......

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Guide to Private Health Insurance in Tasmania

Health insurance can be confusing. Different tiers. Different inclusions. Different costs. There’s even differences be......

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Health Insurance in Darwin & the Northern Territory

If you live in Australia’s Northern Territory, much of your home state is considered remote or very remote. While publ......

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Guide to private health insurance in South Australia

Health insurance can be confusing. Different tiers. Different inclusions. Different costs. There’s even differences be......

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Guide to Private Health Insurance in Western Australia

Throughout Australia, over 30 health funds offered cover to approximately over 12 million Australians in 2015, which ref......

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Health Insurance: Victoria

When you shop for health insurance, it is helpful to understand how the market works.  Throughout Australia, there are ......

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Health Insurance: QLD

Although Medicare pays for some health services for Australians, more than half of the population opts to purchase some ......

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For Children

Ambulance at an Australian beach: ambulance cover in Australia

How to get ambulance cover in New South Wales

The cost of an ambulance trip across Australia differs depending on which state you live in. New South Wales residents........

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How Much Does Ear Grommet Surgery Cost in Australia?

In this guide we’ll answer the questions you might have about kids’ grommets and private health cover, like how much......

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Happy family on a bed

Guide to Family Health Insurance & Private Health Cover

Whether you have kids or you’re thinking about starting a family, chances are you’ve got a lot on your plate.........

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Can My Child be Covered by My Private Health Insurance?

The time when your kids leave home can often bring about feelings of both excitement and anxiety. You may be.........

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After-Hours GP Care: How Health Insurance Can Help

Getting sick can happen at any time, not just during business hours. So what should you do when you or.........

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Compare Medicare vs. Private Health Insurance for IVF

For couples trying to conceive, working through issues of infertility can be frustrating, stressful, and heartbreaking. ......

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Health Insurance for Children

Health insurance offers valuable peace of mind, especially for young families with changing medical needs. Here is our g......

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A guide to private health insurance and orthodontics

If you’ve ever looked into the cost of getting braces or teeth straightened, the shock of the cost can be.........

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Young child at the dentist

Is Private Health Insurance for Kids’ Dental Worth It?

Say Cheese! A healthy smile is an important part of your overall health, and good dental hygiene starts when you’re.........

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How can I help my child prepare for a hospital stay?

Whether you have private hospital cover or not, there may be a time when you need to prepare your child.........

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