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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. With this in mind, it seems pointless to continue paying a premium for a service you can’t use, especially if you’re taking an extended trip. But if...

What Does Optical Health Insurance Cover?


Optical health insurance to cover glasses, contact lenses and laser eye surgery is typically included in Extras cover and not in Hospital cover. This is because not everyone will use these products in their lifetime, while others will use them frequently. What does extras...

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 increase by an average 3.95%; this is what you should know. Each year on the 1st of April, health funds...

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. This means that more alcohol needs to be drunk to get the same effects. Alcohol addiction can lead to problems...

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 is ill and your doctor’s office is closed? Resist the temptation to turn to Dr. Google, because there are...

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 can be very debilitating. It can have similar symptoms to the common cold, but is more intense. Typical symptoms...

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 insurance provider. This depends on your insurance policy (or plan), and the purpose for your surgery. Your answer will largely depend on whether you are...

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