If you are making plans to move to Australia, applying for health insurance is an important part of the process. Aside from that, it’s always a good idea to prepare for the unexpected.
In Australia, the public health system Medicare covers most Australian residents for health care. However, Medicare does not cover everything and you can choose to take out private health insurance to give yourself a wider range of health care options and more comprehensive cover.
There are two types of health insurance: hospital & general treatment (ancillary or extras). You can buy them separately or most funds offer combined policies. There will be limitations on what and when you can claim with any policy you buy.
Australian residents are proactively encouraged to take out Private Health Cover (Health Insurance) to compliment Medicare services, including the 30% Health Insurance Rebate from the Australia Government:
At Bupa Health Insurance, we exist to help our members live longer, healthier, happier lives. And as a leading healthcare organisation in Australia, we’re well placed to support and look after you and your family’s health.
We take pride in delivering high quality health cover that is affordable and represents real value. We have been around for over 60 years; our history goes back to our trusted brands HBA, MBF and Mutual Community, which we used to be known as.
Today, we proudly look after the needs of more than three million people in Australia and New Zealand. We understand our members and the importance of helping to manage your health for the long term. That’s why we aim to provide you with the best advice, support, care and treatment to help you find what’s right for your needs. We have a range of healthcare services to help you live a healthier life. Not just when you’re unwell but when you’re absolutely fine too.
By following this link you will be able to find the right cover for you by getting a Quick Quote using only your date of birth, location and Visa type, depending on weather you are a single, couple, family or single parent. It includes package options and what services they include. You can also find information on Bupa, Healthcare in Australia, overseas visitor cover and common questions. All with no obligation.