Private Health Insurance Top Tips & Buying Guides

By Relationship Status

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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Single Parent Health Insurance

Private 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.........

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Young, single, athletic woman stretching before a run: health insurance comparison

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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By Life Stage

Youth health insurance discount

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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Switching health insurance in Australia while pregnant

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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Pregnant woman holds an ultrasound scan against her belly

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 or Seniors Need Private Health Insurance?

For seniors who regularly require healthcare treatment, private health insurance may be the only practical option. Medic......

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Over 50s guide to health cover

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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Guide to Couples Health Insurance & Private Health Cover

Purchasing private health insurance limits out-of-pocket costs and gives you broader choices than Medicare cover. If you......

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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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Child Moving Out of Home

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

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Health insurance for gym membership

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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Health insurance for laser eye surgery

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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2019 Health Reforms

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 product tier health insurance

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 health insurance tier

Silver Tier – Health Insurance Cover & Reforms Guide

If you’re tired of comparing apples with oranges when it comes to your health insurance, the government is looking to.......

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Bronze Health Insurance Tier

Bronze Tier – Health Insurance Cover & Reforms Guide

On 1 April 2019 a new product tier system will be introduced for hospital cover. This will make policies easier.........

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2019 Health Insurance Reforms Basic Tier

Basic Tier – Health Insurance Cover & Reforms Guide

Under the current health cover system, insurers are able to determine which benefits to include and exclude across all o......

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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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Optical Cover

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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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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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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Happy Family With Health Cover

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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Health Insurance Extras Cover

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 & 458 Visas

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

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Orthodontist explains braces treatment to a child

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

Ambulance Cover Australia: NSW | SA | VIC | WA | ACT

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

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Young girl in hospital : health insurance comparison

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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Dental cover for adults

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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Health insurance for cancer

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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Natural and Alternative Therapy; Woman Having Acupuncture Treatment

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

Health cover in Tasmania

Guide to Private Health Insurance in Tasmania

Buying private health insurance is an important decision for many Tasmanians. With private hospital cover, you are able ......

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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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Private Health Insurance Cover for South Australia

Are you a South Australian resident looking for private health insurance? Health insurance is not a one-size-fits-all so......

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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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Guide to Private Health Insurance in New South Wales

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

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For Children

Child and Doctor; Child with Grommets

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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Orthodontist explains braces treatment to a child

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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Child and Dental Health

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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