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Health Insurance for Families

Raising children is expensive enough without adding high medical costs on top, which is why most Australian families hav......

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Guest Post: I Was Once a Health Insurance Sceptic

This is a guest post from Kirsty at My Home Truths.  —– I  was once healthy. Apart from being prescribed g......

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Health Insurance for Single Parents

Being a single parent is no walk in the park. You’re busy caring for your children and making sure food is on the ......

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Health Insurance for Singles

Medicare provides health care for single individuals and for families throughout Australia. However, Medicare is limited......

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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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Should Kids Dental Be Included on Medicare? (Part 2)

In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have a fantastic public health care system in the form of Medicare, through which ......

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Should Kids Dental Be Included on Medicare? (Part 1)

In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have a fantastic public health care system in the form of Medicare, through which ......

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Health Insurance Tips for the Young and Single

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

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Health Insurance and Cancer

Cancer is a big killer in Australia. It’s estimated that as many as one in two Australian men and one in three Austral......

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What’s In It For Me? The Benefits of Private Health Insurance

Private health insurance has become increasingly popular in recent years. It gives an individual or his or her family ac......

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The Health Risks and Financial Cost of Smoking

In Australia, smoking is the single most preventable cause of illness and death.  It is estimated that smoking-related ......

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Health Insurance Cover for Natural and Alternative Health Care

With today’s modern medicine, technological progress powers the health system. Researchers are constantly developing n......

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By Life Stage

Pregnancy & Health Insurance

Starting a family is an exciting, but nerve-wracking time for many people. You can’t plan for everything the future mi......

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Can My Adult Kids Still 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 excited for......

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Health Insurance For Seniors

It’s no secret that our health starts to decline as we age. We start getting aches, pains, and sometimes severe condit......

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Health Insurance Over 50

As we age, our health needs change, too. While little children are often at the doctor’s office for ear infections and......

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Trying for a Baby? Compare Health Cover for Fertility Treatment

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

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Two Become One: Health Insurance Guide 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 plans,......

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Guest Post: I Was Once a Health Insurance Sceptic

This is a guest post from Kirsty at My Home Truths.  —– I  was once healthy. Apart from being prescribed g......

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Private Health Insurance at a Lifetime Milestone

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

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Should Kids Dental Be Included on Medicare? (Part 2)

In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have a fantastic public health care system in the form of Medicare, through which ......

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Guest Post: How to Help a Child in Hospital

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

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Should Kids Dental Be Included on Medicare? (Part 1)

In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have a fantastic public health care system in the form of Medicare, through which ......

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Health Insurance and the Chronic Disease Management Program

People who live with chronic diseases may be faced with multiple doctor and hospital visits and treatments throughout th......

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Compare Health Insurance for Your Heart

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

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By Cover Type

Health Insurance Extras Cover

In Australia, most people are required to purchase Hospital cover or will be subject to a Medicare Levy Surcharge. Many ......

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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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Trying for a Baby? Compare Health Cover for Fertility Treatment

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

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Health Insurance Extras Cover

In Australia, most people are required to purchase Hospital cover or will be subject to a Medicare Levy Surcharge. Many ......

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Overseas Visitor Health Coverage

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

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Orthodontics and Private Health Insurance

Orthodontia is a form of dentistry that focuses on studying and treating issues such as improper bites, tooth irregulari......

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Ambulance Chasing: How to Get the Best from the Ambulance-Cover Market

Imagine the terror that comes with an emergency, from calling 000 to seeing your loved one packed away in an ambulance. ......

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Hospital Cover

If you fall sick and need professional treatment, you’re likely to end up relying on one of two healthcare systems.  ......

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Private Health Insurance and Dental

In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have a fantastic public health care system in the form of Medicare, through which ......

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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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By State

Health Insurance: WA

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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Health Insurance by State: NSW

Throughout Australia, nearly half  of the population, have private health insurance to provide coverage for hospital se......

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For Children

Health Insurance for Families

Raising children is expensive enough without adding high medical costs on top, which is why most Australian families hav......

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Can My Adult Kids Still 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 excited for......

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Trying for a Baby? Compare Health Cover for Fertility Treatment

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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Orthodontics and Private Health Insurance

Orthodontia is a form of dentistry that focuses on studying and treating issues such as improper bites, tooth irregulari......

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Guest Post: How to Help a Child in Hospital

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

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Should Kids Dental Be Included on Medicare? (Part 1)

In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have a fantastic public health care system in the form of Medicare, through which ......

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General Guides

Rejected! How to Appeal When Your Health Insurance Claim is Denied

You’ve submitted what you believe to be a legitimate health insurance claim only to have it denied. There are probably......

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Going Overseas? Take a Holiday From Your Health Insurance Premiums

Australian private health insurance won’t cover you while you’re overseas—that’s what travel insurance is for. W......

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What Does Optical Health Insurance Cover?

Optical health insurance to cover glasses, contact lenses and laser eye surgery is typically included in Extras cover ......

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2018 Private Health Insurance Rate Rise

The 2018 Health Insurance Rate Rise is just around the corner and it has just been announced that premiums are going to ......

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Will Health Insurance Help With Alcohol Addiction Rehab?

Many people like to drink alcohol but for some, it can lead to addiction. Over time, a tolerance for alcohol can develop......

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After Hours GP Care and Health Funds

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

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Health Insurance and Flu Season

It is estimated that 1 in 5 of us will suffer some symptoms this flu season. Although not serious for most people, flu c......

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Will Private Health Insurance Cover My Cosmetic Surgery?

Thinking of undergoing cosmetic surgery? You may be wondering whether you’ll receive any assistance from your health i......

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Private Health Insurance for Athletes and Sports Players

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

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Private Health Insurance For Men: What’s in it for me?

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

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Is Medicare Enough? Public vs. Private Health Care: Know Which is Right for You

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

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Confused Couple Looking Over Health Cover

5 Private Health Insurance Myths Blowing your Budget

Health insurance can seem like a confusing, messy and scary business – especially when you could quite literally p......

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The Dos and Don’ts of Private Health Insurance

Let’s face it: health insurance can be hard to get your head around. It’s this confusion that leaves many Australian......

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How to Avoid the “Gap” When You Go to Hospital

Many people assume that Hospital cover will automatically pay for everything if you need to go into hospital but unless ......

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Taxes and Your Health Insurance

With a new tax year just around the corner, it’s worth thinking about how your health insurance can be affected by you......

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Should Smokers Have to Pay More for Health Insurance

2016 is gearing up to be a year of health care reforms that will shake up the nation’s funding and hospital system. Re......

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5 Ways to Save Big Money on Your Health Insurance

The rising costs of health insurance premiums means that many Australians are concerned about whether they can continue ......

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Woman Switching Health Cover

How to Switch Health Insurance

Over half of Australians have some degree of health insurance. Consumers have the option to shop around among multiple h......

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Lifetime Health Cover Loading

The public healthcare system in Australia i.e. Medicare, covers Australians for many health care costs. It comprises thr......

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Benefits of Private Health Insurance

Australian residents and some visitors on student or work visas have Medicare coverage to provide payment for their hosp......

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Private Health Insurance: Can You Avoid the Waiting Period?

Before you can make a claim through your private health insurer, you need to make sure your waiting period is over. Most......

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Medicare and Dental Cover

Medicare does not cover most out-of-hospital services and if you need any type of dental treatment, you will need Extras......

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Medicare Levy Surcharge

Purchasing health insurance is a smart financial decision for many different reasons, but one of the many financial bene......

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Ombudsman Complaint Letter Templates

Many customers who invest in private health insurance are very happy and satisfied with the coverage and customer servic......

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How to Make a Health Insurance Claim

Private hospital insurance should provide cover for treatments received when you need hospital care, while Extras cover ......

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Private Health Insurance Ombudsman PHIO

When purchasing private health insurance, you have certain consumer rights. If your insurance company fails to follow th......

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Private Health Insurance for 30 Year Olds

If you have reached age 30 and you do not already have private health insurance, now is the time to act. Waiting until y......

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The Private Health Insurance Rebate

The private health insurance rebate is offered by the government for eligible Australians who hold a hospital or extras ......

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Hospital vs. Extras Cover

Medicare in Australia covers treatment at public hospitals, x-rays, pathology tests, and immunisations. It does not prov......

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Health Insurance for 485 Visas

If you are an international student who has recently graduated from an educational institution in Australia, you may wis......

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Private Health Insurance and Waiting Periods

When you buy private health insurance to cover hospital care or extras, you may be subject to waiting periods. Waiting p......

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Health Insurance and Pre-Existing Conditions

Millions of Australians are covered by private health insurance. According to recent APRA figures, over 11 million Austr......

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Health Insurance & The Gap

Medicare pays for a portion of covered medical treatments. Private health insurance policies pay additional costs not co......

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Work Abroad with a 457 Visa

457 Visa Health Insurance

A 457 visa is the visa most commonly used when a foreign worker comes to Australia to temporarily join the workforce. Th......

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Orthodontics and Private Health Insurance

Orthodontia is a form of dentistry that focuses on studying and treating issues such as improper bites, tooth irregulari......

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Medicare vs Private Health Insurance

Medicare serves a valuable purpose in our healthcare landscape. It provides basic coverage for people who can’t afford......

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Tax treatment of Australian Private Health Coverage

Private health Insurance (PHI) has received generous tax treatment in Australia for the past 15 years. But belt-tighteni......

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