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How your health insurance affects your tax return  

With the end of the financial year rapidly approaching, you’re probably starting to think about your upcoming tax return. To help you prepare, we asked chartered accountant and tax expert Marianna Agostino, director of Conscious Wealth Creation, for advice on how Private Health Insurance could affect how much you pay (or get back from) the…

How do I change health insurers? 

So, you’ve taken a look at your health insurance policy and are questioning if it’s still right for you. Maybe it doesn’t fit your budget, or maybe it’s not meeting your healthcare needs. Whatever the reason you have to switch, we’re here to help you change to a new health insurance policy without the headaches. …

Should I switch health insurers? 

If you’re thinking about changing health insurers, we’ve got your back.   You can change your policy and insurer whenever you like, and your right to do so is protected under the Private Health Insurance Act 2007. That means you can change insurers without being penalised, although you may have to serve new waiting periods on…

Can I switch health insurers?  

You might change your wardrobe every season, and might also switch jobs on a regular basis. But when it comes to health insurance, most Aussies are a little resistant to change. In a 2021 University of Melbourne study of health insurance habits, researchers noted that once people choose a health insurance policy, they tend to…

Does health insurance cover diabetes?  

If you’re among the 1.3 million Australians living with diabetes, you’ll be very familiar with medical waiting rooms. Diabetes is a long-term condition requiring ongoing management and consultation with a team of healthcare professionals, so you’re probably wondering whether health insurance will cover the costs of living with diabetes.   The short answer is yes, but…

What’s the best Overseas Student Health Cover plan for me?  

If you’re moving to Australia for study, congratulations! We hope you’re excited about spending time in our country.   As part of your temporary student visa, you must have an Overseas Student Health Care (OSHC) plan, which is a type of health insurance that covers your GP visits, some hospital treatments, some medicines as well as…

How do I choose an Overseas Visitor Health Cover policy? 

Are you planning a trip to Australia? We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our shores very soon. Before you board your flight, we recommend you buy health insurance to cover you for any accidents, injuries or illnesses while you’re in Australia (and in some cases, having health insurance may be a condition of your…

How health insurance can support you with managing asthma

If you’re among the 2.7 million Australians living with asthma, you’ll be all too aware of the need to be proactive about your health. According to the 2021 Census, asthma is the third most common long-term health condition in Australia (behind mental health conditions and arthritis). Thankfully, health insurers do provide some tools to help…